Studying the Pieces (The Kings):
Part of the Chess Strategies Guide (Section 3)
This guide focuses on the Kings, to the exclusion of all the other Pieces and Pawns.
Matters concerning the Kings include:
Castling... When the game is in its infancy, it's usually recommended to quickly Castle the King to the side where it'll be safest. However, sometimes it's not necessary to Castle the King, while at others times the King may be prevented from Castling.
Endgame Advantages... When one King is in a better position than the opposing King; proximity to the enemy Pawns; proximity from the enemy's Back Rank.
At all other times of the game, the Kings are (or should be) kept tucked up, out of harm's way, while the Pawns, the Minor Pieces (Knights & Bishops), and the Major Pieces (Rooks & Queens) make mincemeat out of each other.
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