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King’s Indian Defense is an aggressive opening with a rich history. In the middle of the last century, it was popularized by great Soviet chess players such as Smyslov, Geller, Boleslavsky, Bronstein, Stein, and others. Later, it became the main weapon of the greatest chess players of all time Robert Fischer and Garry Kasparov. Chess […]
King’s Indian Defense (KID) is one of the most romantic and charming chess openings ever. It is the best weapon for those who want to play for a win with Black pieces against 1.d4. Black temporarily gives up the center to develop quickly and attack enemy central pawns later. This approach creates strategic imbalances from […]
The strategy is a very important part of the chess game and, many times, slightly disregarded by club players, who usually like to attack and try to do it at any (positional) cost. If you are such a player and are thinking about giving strategy more thought, then the player we are going to present […]
London System: In today’s article we are going to propose a more “positional” approach for white where you won’t need to learn by heart many lines and computerized moves. But, we are also going to understand the resulting positions and the plans employed.
Typical Endgame Structures that we will go through in this article are Pawn Structures. It is no secret that knowing how to play endgames is very important. Especially in the present day, with so much information about openings, access to coaches, and special training in tactics, it is worth your time to accumulate as much […]
King’s Indian Defense: The four pawns attack is one of the most aggressive lines against the King’s Indian Defense. From a very early stage in the opening white grabs a considerable amount of space, hoping to put black in a crammed position. The drawback of this system is that sometimes white finds himself overextended and […]
King’s Indian and fighting the popular 6.h3 variation. Despite all the rumors about dubious lines, allegedly refuted variations, and “black is simply worse” statements by chess players all around, our beloved King’s Indian Defense stays alive and kicking. It is, without any doubt, one of the best openings to play against either 1.c4, 1.Nf3, and […]
The King’s Indian Defense remains one of the main weapons to play for a win against white’s 1.d4. This ever popular defense has had its ups and downs through the history of modern practice. It started getting very popular during the 50’s, with the help of players like Bronstein, Geller, and Gligoric.
In today’s article, WGM Raluca Sgîrcea and IM Renier Castellanos will teach you the fundamentals of the King’s Indian Defense, one of the most popular opening systems played against 1.d4 on virtually all levels from novice players to Super Grandmasters. We will primarily focus on one of the most solid lines that white has: the […]