23. Mar, 2021

It's all about the king

We know that the king is the most important piece in chess and we have to ensure his safety during the game. If the king falls under continuous threats, the game is lost. The situation changes when we arrive at the endgame. Mating threats disappear with the limited number of pieces on the board and the king’s role in chess becomes very different. The king becomes a very powerful and offensive piece. This is the moment when the king comes out, takes initiative, and actively helps his own pieces.

👍 Diagram: White to move - what is the strategy ?

👍 Chess.com drill - using the active king