Understanding before Moving 9: Hunting the king - Part I

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1/11/2021 – 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 ninth part of his ChessBase show "Understanding before Moving" Herman shows how important it is to develop your pieces. | Photo: Hans Hoornstra

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Understanding before Moving 9: Hunting the king - Part 1

A few careless moves – e.g. moving the same piece too often – can give the opponent a development advantage and much more active pieces. This, in turn, might lead to a dangerous attack against the king.

In the position below, Black was unable to bring his king to safety in the opening. Obviously, he is under fire from the white pieces. But is there a convincing and quick way for White to turn his massive piece activity into a mating attack?




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