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When should you activate your King?

  • #1

    It's a question which may have been asked before but...

    When do you think activating your king is necessary, and indeed need. I realise there are many circumstances in Chess, but in what set of circumstances should you?

  • #2

    Or if queens were exchanged and the position is closed, specially the center. Seirawan wrote about this in his book and he gave his game against Timman as an example:

    I think what he did was protecting b-pawn, so that he could reposition his bishop on better square without problems, and b3 square. Perhaps he could also protect c-pawn if needed. He retreated his king to e1 after position has opened, so it was only temporary activation of his king.


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