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Wednesday, 14 December 2011

The English Opening versus King's Indian Defence

King's Indian Defence (KID) is still one of by far the most popular defences against 1.d4, 1.c4 or even 1.Nf3. Playing against King's Indian defence requires huge knowledge of opening theory. Since the time when players like Fischer, Geller, Gligoric, Korchnoi, Petrosian and the others pioneered this defence long time has passed and new advances, new strategical ideas were found. So if you are really interested in that defence you have to buy very good book for first, and for second, you have to study a lot which is process rather time consuming.
There are many ways how to meet this defence in Anti-KID fashion. Some players like a Torre attack or a London style approach with Bf4 or Bg5, some like the Réti structure which can lead by transformation to English opening or the other structures. Following two games are from ICCF 1st British WS Tournament. It is the English opening against KID. Hope you will enjoy the games

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