The king is a strong piece

This is the italian title of a very famous book, king power in chess , written by Edmar Mednis. I think that this book is very interesting, I usually prefer books for specific topics, and this book goes in this way. Talk about the king in all parts of the game and talk about his power, I think that is very hard use well the king and this book can help you.

In general we know that in the opening and also in the middlegame is important the safe of the king, the castle can help us.

In the endgame we must use the king , and it has an active role

This is a general rule, but in chess there are exceptions, Mednis talks about also this. I think that these ideas helped me in my games.


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  • 4 years ago

    FM alexsuper1987

    Yes, but the white can defend the position. There are few attackers to exploit the white's king position.

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    At move 15 black can still play his white bishop to k3; what was the hurry to castle?  He is a piece down; but still has a chance to attack the exposed white king!!

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    NM dcremisi

    after 12.  f4 Qh5 Rh1 white also wins

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