By Tigran Gyozalyan

Cowering within the middlegame, towering within the endgame: chess concept teaches that the king wishes security from enemy items till the finishing, while eventually it could actually pop out from hiding to decisive impact. yet what if the king can look after itself, or even march out to conflict with its military? FIDE grasp and trainer Tigran Gyozalyan fills a spot within the chess literature with the 1st systematic exploration of the king’s position and functions within the commencing and the middlegame.

Relying on a range of a couple of hundred overseas video games, the writer indicates how robust gamers – from Steinitz and Alekhine to Karpov and Kasparov – go beyond normal chess recommendation to place the king to sturdy use and tip the scales of their want. Illustrative video games and positions to deepen your realizing supplement this accomplished treatment.

Broaden your chess horizons, get the sting in your competitors and convey them, once they least anticipate it, that The King Is a robust Piece.

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