• At the start of the game it's best to move your king to the side of the board by castling.
  • If, for whatever reason, you are unable to castle try and move your king up one as to allow your rooks to control the back rank together. Otherwise the mobility of the rooks is greatly reduced.
  • If your opponent is constantly checking you with the same knight, move your king so that it is two diagonal squares away from the knight or two squares directly below or to the sides. This makes it impossible for that knight to check in its next move.
  • Never, unless you are 100% sure you are safe, move your queen in the path of your king.
  • In the endgame it is important to move your king offensively as it is can be a powerful offensive piece.

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