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The White King, showing good faith to his Generals and Bishops, ordered his personal guard to lead the charge onto the field of battle, which they did with their usual enthusiasm honestly believing the enemy would fall into instant submission because their King said it was so.
The Black King still at odds to the skills and fighting ability of the opposition played his moves more casually and asked for his Queen to send out her guard for a closer inspection.
The White King could feel the eyes of his entire army boring into his very soul as he thought of his next move and the consequences there of. What he had already planned would have his whole army rethinking their situation.
The King ordered his Queen forward on a diagonal to the Berserkers, this would leave her unprotected but the King answered those who questioned that it was: “ too early in the battle to worry of such trifles and the Queen’s forces were more than capable of taking most attacks.
The King just needed a better view of the enemy”
In past battles the King had proven himself a brilliant tactician and military leader, but usually against a known opponent.
Here, in the opinion of the many he was flirting with disaster…
Corresponding Chess move:
- indicates move to nominated square
X indicates piece taken on that move
+ indicates check
White left Black Right
White to start
1. e2-e4 ……………….. 1. d7-d6