20. Jun, 2021

King-hunt

Opportunities to conduct a full-blooded king-hunt are rare indeed, but if one arises in one of your games be sure to make the most of it. A lifetime of warm memories awaits if you carry the hunt through to a successful conclusion and a lifetime of vain regrets if you make a mess of it. King-hunts can lead to a bewildering thicket of variations, yet the same mating patterns often arise in different lines.  – John Nunn, The King-Hunt 1996

Diagram - Black begins a series of checks which forces White's king up the board

😲 Video - Kasparov v Portisch 1983 (9:15 min)

👍 Chess book: The King-Hunt - John Nunn & William Cozens