King’s Indian Defense

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Black’s basic setup. A durable response to closed openings like the Queen Pawn (1.d4) and English (1.c4) openings. Black does not immediately contest the center, even encourages White to occupy it with pawns.

Classical Variation


White has chosen an aggressive line with his fifth move, 5.Nf3. Black will try to open the game by attacking White’s pawn center.

6… Nc6


Example Games
Grandmaster Gufeld called this game his “Mona Lisa”.

King’s Indian Mar Del Plata Bayonet Attack

White does not play an early c4