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Thank you 4 article. I followed the 1st 4 course.
By the way, at the end, on counter attack, under diagram is written white to move but N is already on g5 (in fact I thought about Nf7+ Rf7 Qe5+ Kg8 - if Rg7 probably Rd8+ followed by QxQc3 - exf7+ Kf7 Rd7+ followed by QxQc3)
The ultimate goal is that all these defensive ideas eventually become intuitive and the urge to implement them happens on a subconscious level, such economy saves a lot of mental energy for the ensuing battle.
That's why learning the Open Games is so important in your early chess development. The nature of 'The Open Games' results in your attacking and defensive instincts becoming highly developed at an early stage as if by osmosis. :)