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There was one very famous game, Spielmann vs. Tartakower, where Black kept his king in the center instead of castling, moved it forward on the 15th move, and again on the 21st move to reinforce his other pieces. Note, however, that these moves were made in the middle game, and not the opening. This game is actually unusual, because as another poster pointed ...


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This is a bad idea in the early game. You already mentioned the greatest issue. Your king is open to attack. Not only attack but it makes it easier to land absolute pins, forks, and skewers which will cost pieces. If we could keep it safe, it's not useful. The king cannot directly attack a piece. It needs to spend two moves, one to get aside a piece ...


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This is very rare. Such a attack with the king in the middlegame (forget about the opening) is known as a "king walk", or a "winning king walk" if it wins. There has been a lot of discussion on this in the past in Dutch, so searching for "winnende wandelkoning" gives some examples. The most famous example is Short - Timman, Tilburg 1991. Black was so ...



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