Understanding before Moving 4: King in the box

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12/6/2020 – Herman Grooten is an International Master, a renowned trainer and the author of several highly acclaimed books about chess training and chess strategy. In the fourth part of his ChessBase show "Understanding before Moving" Herman takes a look at kings in the corner. | Photo: Hans Hoornstra

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Understanding before Moving 4: King in the box

We call this video show 'King in the box'. In our previous show 'the queen in the corner' was discussed, now we will see what consequences it can have if a king ends up in some kind of prison. It may be clear that this is mainly a theme in the endgame, but we will see that even in a late middle game this theme can play an important role.

Here's a warm-up: White has to choose: go for Black's a-pawn or save the knight with 1.Ne7. What would you do?


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