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Anish Giri is a funny guy
Yesterday in banter blitz, Giri played the KID, and faced the Karpov/Makagonov h3 + Be3.  During the first ten or so moves he made a number of remarks such as, "You see how much knowledge I have in th...

Started 11/07/22 at 18:15:05 by kylemeister
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By: Nernstian59
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Everyman KID Move by Move Book
It's now available as a PGN. The preview only gives a hint as to the line against the fianchetto, which is ...Nc6 intending ...e5.
Does anyone know what else is recommended?

Started 07/27/17 at 16:43:42 by gillbod
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By: FreeRepublic
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Kings Indian by Cheparinov on ModernChess
I was wondering if anyone already had a look at this. What are his recommendations? Apparently he tends to go for sidelines, might be interesting.

Started 08/14/22 at 12:35:35 by mxstoe
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By: FreeRepublic
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Petrosian's off-beat KID defense
Hey All,
Are there any GM's (current or historic) who have played the following setup?
1..d6 2..g6 3..Bg7 4..Nh6 5..f6 6..Nf7 7..0-0 8..Nd7 9..e5?
I'm not sure about the move order. I c...

Started 09/03/22 at 16:55:50 by FizzySoda
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Lifetime Rep: KID #1
Looks like former ChessPub columnist and KID guru Gawain Jones has just released the first half of his KID course on Chessable, and it's a whopper. I'm glad he covered both his pet 6...Nbd7!? 7.O-O e5...

Started 08/05/21 at 12:45:54 by TonyRo
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What is the more frustrating line for Black
I am struggling against the KID as White. I have played -for some years- h3 systems (Makogonov). I have been a 1.d4 player all my life but I am playing exclusively now 1.Nf3. I tend to get go...

Started 04/29/22 at 13:43:29 by CanadianClub
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Khalifmans Kramnik rep 7...Nbd7 8.Be3
8...Qe7 and 12...c5!?, to bold to hold?
10-12 years ago I was very interested in the 7...Nbd7 variation in the KID. Mainly  because it was not so very heavy on theory, and also more positonal tha...

Started 02/12/16 at 16:43:52 by Gut Gambit
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The King's Indian: Simplified by GM Alex Colovic.
The subject book/course is offered at Chessable. A free sample is offered here:
and the full version here:

Started 04/14/22 at 15:59:38 by FreeRepublic
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4…d6 vs. 4…0-0
After 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 does it matter if Black plays 4…0-0 instead of 4…d6? I’ve heard that 4…0-0 5.e5 isn’t good for White, so I’m wondering if there are any lines White can try where ...

Started 03/28/22 at 00:38:24 by BobbyDigital80
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Best King's Indian attack book?
I'm looking for a book for someone new to the opening but willing to work and isn't shy of heavy reading and thinking.  I would rank my skill level as a sharply rising lower to mid club level player. ...

Started 02/03/07 at 13:56:07 by AcuWill
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Smyslov System 5 Bg5 d6 6 Qd2
Would be interesting to see some coverage of this line. I know there are .. c5 lines to avoid this, but it's nice to have options. Mamedyarov seems to be the main Super GM who plays this line and has ...

Started 08/22/21 at 18:17:39 by TakeThePawn
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Orthodoxy justified
I run stockdish 13 against the kings Indian defence for the first 7 moves, manually choosing the black moves while allowing white an average of 6 minutes with 30+ depth to respond.
1. d4 Nf6 2.N...

Started 06/02/21 at 11:19:24 by stdv
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By: MartinC
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1. d4 d6 2. c4 e5 and the queenless middlegame
I have had a lot of success playing this variation with the Black pieces, yet I still do not know what it's called.  Versions of this queenless middlegame also arise from the Sicilian (after Nxc6 dxc6...

Started 03/17/21 at 06:52:41 by Bulldog
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Squeezing the KID
Squeezing the King‘s Indian Defence
by Semko Semkov and Yuriy Krykun
248 pages, Chess Stars, September 10th 2020
„This book presents a full repertoire based on the Gligoric System against ...
There‘s an i

Started 08/29/20 at 17:57:40 by tracke
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State of the Kings Indian
Hi guys,
a few years back I was a big KID addict. When Naka, Ding, Grischuk and other played it regulary, I played it in every black game against 1.d4.
Then all the elite players stopped pla...

Started 08/27/19 at 16:47:34 by halbstark
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Resources on the Saemisch for White?
I would like to learn more about the Saemisch from White's perspective and wonder where would be a good place to start. What are some good books or other media and who are its biggest proponents at th...

Started 07/28/20 at 12:01:45 by HAJS
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By: Glenn Snow
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old indian hanham variation

Started 11/05/15 at 15:20:51 by MM0621
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Yanvarjov - KID According to Petrosian
Igor Yanvarjov (2019) The King's Indian According to Petrosian from Russell Enterprises.
Not sure how I missed news of this title. It seems exactly the kind of "opening" book that interests me. H...

Started 05/27/20 at 21:04:47 by an ordinary chessplayer
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Yankelevich-Saric 11.08.2019 E90
Wanted to know Mr. Vigorito's opinion about Black's perspectives to equalize after 6.de5
Stockfish's line is: 6...de5 7.Qd8 Kd8 8.Nf3 Nc6 9.Be3 Be6 10.0-0-0 Nd7 11.Ng5 with some plus for...

Started 10/04/19 at 15:31:04 by sanaz
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Any Suggestions for KID based odd line vs london
Hey all,
Is anyone aware of an offbeat line against the london that fits with the KID move order.
d4 Nf6 2.Bf4  or 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bf4.
Would an early Nh5 make any sense. I'm inte...

Started 07/02/19 at 21:18:18 by FizzySoda
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