King Strategies

The strategy for the King is usually to hide the King in the opening and middlegame, and then bring out the King to attack when itís a simplified endgame with only a couple of pieces remaining.

Castling Strategies for the King in the Opening

Opening strategies for Kings center around castling and getting the King to safety:

Middlegame Strategies for Kings (Defensive!)

Middlegame strategies relate to the King are usually related to attacks and defense:

Endgame King Strategies (Attacking!)

The King often becomes an attacking piece in the endgame! The general rule is to bring the King to the center of the board, or even to invade enemy territory if possible. Attacking with the King is a winner! Endgame King strategies include: