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Prevent king from escaping

yoursisnodisgrace
Dec 5, 2011, 3:49 AM 1

Before you bring up the heavy pieces for the final assault, you need to prevent the king's escape from the zone of operations. One all too often sees a novice player make a series of checks, chasing the opponent's king all over the board until it finds a safe haven. It's much better to keep the king from reaching the safe haven first, then you can initiate the attack.

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