Chaper 4 Section 1 Part 14
Blocking the Opponent's King

In Part 14 of Chapter 4, Blocking the Opponent's King is discussed. Usually, in the endgame where there is much less material left on the board, the king is used to assist in the kill by controlling the one of the files. For International Chess players, this might take a little bit getting used to, as in XiangQi, the kings are not allowed to face each other in the same file unless there is an intervening piece. That is why, the ability to choose the correct way to defend or thwart the opponent's attack when he is using his king to help out is very important, and practical. Enjoy!

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First created: 27th Nov 2013
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