In this lesson we're going to look at MAKING DECISIONS.

Some decisions are just a matter of taste, like which flavour ice cream you prefer.

But sometimes you have to make decisions which could change your life.

When you're playing a game of chess, the decisions you make will be important.

If you make the right decisions you will win the game.

If you make the wrong decisions you will lose the game.

Look at this position.

You're WHITE in a CAPTURE THE FLAG game.

You have to make a DECISION: where to move your BISHOP.

The only way to decide is to LOOK AHEAD and work out what's going to happen next.

Black is going to move his PAWN to e2 and then, given the chance, to e1.

So, what decision would you make? Where would you move your BISHOP?

One way to look at is is that moving the PAWN to e2 is a THREAT.

You have to play a BISHOP move which will let you take the pawn next move.

Do you see the right answer? Yes, you have to move to d3. Then you'll be able to CAPTURE the BLACK PAWN next move and win the game.

But if you decide to move the BISHOP anywhere else Black will move to e2, and then to e1, and you will lose the game.

There are two parts to making a decision.

The first part is to decide what your choices are.

The second part is to look ahead and think what will happen next in each case.

It's not as easy as it sounds!

That's the end of the lesson.

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