Opening Trends 2: The Kings Indian – IM David Vigorito

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Opening Trends 2: The Kings Indian – IM David Vigorito
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Opening Trends is an exciting series where IM David Vigorito examines how tournament chess is changing, nuances in the game are coming into play and exciting trends are being set. Opening Trends series, David – who calls the Kings Indian “The Great Equalizer” – analyzes the Kings Indian, Samisch and how it is regaining popularity because white is less afraid of it.

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Opening Trends 2: The Kings Indian

Opening Trends is an exciting series where IM David Vigorito examines how tournament chess is changing, nuances in the game are coming into play and exciting trends are being set. Opening Trends series, David – who calls the Kings Indian “The Great Equalizer” – analyzes the Kings Indian, Samisch and how it is regaining popularity because white is less afraid of it. He also looks at the trendy new ideas for White in the Bayonet, and a topical line for Black in the Bayonet, and reviews Carlsen playing the Averbakh Variation and a line that Nakamura plays in the KID.

Content: 119 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 6 lectures. PGN Included.

Recommended for: Intermediate Players.

Users rated this series: 4.30 out of 5

Chess Fans have said: great video! I have been struggling recently against the KID and this has provided a useful update on the Samisch mainline.

IM David Vigorito was the 2007 Massachusetts Champion, as well as the state champion of New Hampshire and Nevada. He was the Champion of the Boylston (Boston) Chess Club, with a USCF rating of 2479. David played in the 2006 U.S. Championship after finishing in a tie for 3rd place at the U.S. Open in Phoenix. He is a successful chess author – his Challenging the Nimzo-Indian was very well received by critics and players alike, and his second book, Play the Semi-Slav, was eagerly anticipated. David is an active chess coach for students of all ages and levels.

Outline

  • Samisch Gambit Accepted
    Ildar Khairullin vs. Joseph Gallagher
    Run Time: 00:21:15
  • Samisch Gambit Declined
    Evgeny Tomashevsky vs. Ruslan Ponomariov
    Run Time: 00:16:28
  • Bayonet in the King’s Indian, Game I
    Evgeny Tomashevsky vs. Ruslan Ponomariov
    Run Time: 00:24:06
  • Bayonet in the King’s Indian, Game II
    Anish Giri vs. Etienne Bacrot
    Run Time: 00:18:16
  • Averbakh Variation
    Magnus Carlsen vs. Loek Van Wely
    Run Time: 00:22:57
  • Fighting Nakamura’s Line
    Yannick Pelletier vs. Anders Hagen
    Run Time: 00:16:33