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The half of the board on which both kings stand at the start of a game (the right-hand side for White, left for Black)‘he can build up on the kingside at his leisure’as modifier ‘he attacked by advancing his kingside pawns’
- ‘Black's plan is obviously to advance his kingside pawns, but he must do this carefully lest he weakens his king.’
- ‘It would really be wonderful if White could get the Bishop working against the Black kingside the whole game through.’
- ‘In the game White plays an overly direct plan of attack, misplacing all his major pieces on the kingside.’
- ‘Bareev's king was chased from the queenside back to the kingside, when he resigned after 47 moves.’
- ‘White's kingside pawns advance to constrict and hopefully attack Black's position.’
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