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Norway Chess R9: Bring the big guys in!

Norway Chess R9: Bring the big guys in!

Jun 17, 2017, 10:58 AM 1

Your king is your most important piece. If it gets check mated, you lose - no matter how strong your position might be. Therefor, the general rule is to keep it safe, hide it, put it behind a wall of pawns, and watch over it as it was your own kid. 

However, there are some exceptions. In today's game we will examine how it can be crucial to treat your king like one of the boys, and bring him to the battlefield. 

This game illustrates the importance of bringing your king into play when the time is right. It also reminds us that the thumb rules of chess often should be ignored. 
Drawing So secured Levon Aronian victory in Altibox Norway Chess 2017. The Armenian did really play beautiful chess in Stavanger this tournament, and if you haven't replayed his game already - doing that will be my suggestion for your Saturday night. 

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