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Qg3 White's goal has been achieved: the black king is trapped on the edge. White will then bring his king to f6 to force mate. g. Qd7. Kb2 (see diagram) Now that Black's king is stuck, the white monarch comes in to finish off his adversary. Qg5 doesn't spoil anything, but it isn't necessary. Unlike the king and rook vs. king mate, here Black's king doesn't have to be trapped in the corner. Kd4 10 Qg6=?? stalemate was what Black was hoping for. Beware of this trap! Qg7#. A detailed analysis of this endgame based on the computer-generated database is in Analysis of KQK Endgame.
Castle 36 | Chess Basic Openings A King in the centre of the board is open to attack. It is generally a good idea to castle your king so as to be able to defend it easier. Some players will sacrifice material in order to prevent the enemy king from castling and to attack it ferociously due to its vulnerability. Castling also has the added benefit of bringing the rooks together on the first rank so that they are able to combine in defence and attack. Once your pieces are developed, king is safely castled, and your rooks are combined, the opening is over.
So if you plan on mounting an attack make sure you control the centre Traditionally it was thought that the ideal situation is one where you have a pawn majority in the centre, especially with pawns on e4 and d4 (for white). However it has been shown that an equally valid strategy is to control the centre with pieces and make minimal pawn moves. The thinking is that central pawn moves often lead to permanent positions and can block attacks. "Fianchettoing" a bishop by moving it to b2 or g2 after b3 or g3 allows the bishop to keep a watchful eye on the centre without fixing a pawn in the centre.