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Dangerous Weapons: 7…Nbd7 in the Classical
Inspired largely by the success of Radjabov and Bologan I recently decided to add this still relatively underrated but interesting line to my Black repertoire. An opportunity soon arose for me to give...

Started 04/17/09 at 02:42:56 by TopNotch
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By: FreeRepublic
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Why Ra3 in main line Bayonet?
Apologies if this is addressed in another topic - not obviously so after a trawl of the 7 pages of topics on KID classical. If it is, please gently direct me to the discussion. 
If not: in the ma...

Started 03/16/23 at 08:12:25 by Frankly
6 1843 Last Post 03/17/23 at 10:47:16
By: Pawnpusher
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Na6 king's indian in 2020
What's the news ?
I'm interresteed in this variation but all the variation I can find date back to 2011 at least (the bojkov and Perelshteyn videos series).
They're informative and give good...

Started 11/02/20 at 02:18:49 by Sinn
9 6190 Last Post 12/30/21 at 00:28:12
By: Sinn
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Classical 10.Be3 line question [Please Help]
Hi all,
I'm considering playing a line against the Classical KID in a corr. game that I've never looked at before.
I'd be white and am looking at getting the position below. Everyone who's p...

Started 05/18/15 at 16:52:35 by 2TonCarMoon
3 3383 Last Post 08/04/15 at 07:57:51
By: 2TonCarMoon
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Gallagher Tells nothing about it
a5 And yet it's a difficilt line for a KID player 
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 e4 d6 5 Nf3 O-O 6 Be2 e5 7 O-O Nc6 8 d5 Ne7  9 Ne1 Nd7 10 Be3 f5 11 f3 f4 12 Bf2 g5 13 Nd3 Nf6 14 c5 Ng6 15 a4 h5 1...

Started 11/01/08 at 16:38:27 by photophore
2 4848 Last Post 06/26/14 at 20:35:00
By: tony37
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Poll: Classical KID: 7...Na6 or 7...Nbd7?
What do you think is the best winning attempt in the classical KID, 7...Na6 or 7...Nbd7?

Started 04/21/11 at 09:51:08 by gramsci
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By: Bibs
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New Idea in Main Line King's Indian
I am curious as to why 9..c6 is not played after 9. Ne1. The move puts pressure on the center and prepares the b5 pawn break. 
I have been toying around with the move with Houdini. Houdini evalua...

Started 12/15/11 at 13:45:30 by Reverse
0 2114 Last Post 12/15/11 at 13:45:29
By: Reverse
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New Idea in Main Line King's Indian
I am curious as to why 9..c6 is not played after 9. Ne1. The move puts pressure on the center and prepares the b5 pawn break. 
I have been toying around with the move wit Houdini. Houdini evaluat...

Started 12/15/11 at 13:42:39 by Reverse
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By: Reverse
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Why a5 is not the standard move in 9.Ne1 variation
Hi guys... in 9.Nd2 variation people say that 9.a5! equalises but why the same 9.a5 does not work with 9.Ne1 variation? Undecided

Started 05/29/11 at 12:57:28 by raja
5 4902 Last Post 10/19/11 at 15:32:23
By: OrangeCounty
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Glek variation
is there a line that scares people away from: 
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.Be3 exd4 8Nxd4 Re8 9f3 Nc6????   I believe that Glek played this often...   
Thanks,<br...

Started 09/21/11 at 00:34:53 by Zatara
3 3159 Last Post 09/22/11 at 09:24:10
By: MartinC
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Bayonet 9...a5 variation
Perhaps someone could give me some advice on how to play White after:
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.b4 a5 10.Ba3 axb4 11.Bxb4 b6 12.a4 Nd7 
12......

Started 01/01/07 at 00:31:13 by Glenn Snow
4 4103 Last Post 01/06/11 at 18:48:22
By: kylemeister
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Kramnik-Van Wely 2008 - 9.Nd2
In this game Kramnik went for 9.Nbd2. This position is after 9...a5 10.a3 Bd7 11.b3 c6 12.Bb2
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Now Van Wely playes a move that ...

Started 07/07/10 at 17:55:07 by ChessWizz
4 2562 Last Post 07/07/10 at 23:13:36
By: ChessWizz
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Classical 9. Ne1 - 10. Nd3
Hello,
I usually play as White 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 0-0 6. Be2 e5 7. 0-0 Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. Ne1 Ne7 10. Nd3 f4 11. Bd2
Black usually responds with 11... Nf6 so i can 1...

Started 07/01/10 at 14:56:24 by Devilman
0 1275 Last Post 07/01/10 at 14:56:23
By: Devilman
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KID Classical 6...c6 7.0-0 Na6 move order
Hi, 
I just ran into a snag in my repertoire as White.
I know that 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Na6 8.Be3 is playable for Black, but I feel comfortable as White.
So w...

Started 05/20/10 at 17:07:58 by Smyslov_Fan
1 1787 Last Post 05/20/10 at 17:24:00
By: kylemeister
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Profylaxis in the main line
I came across an interesting idea which GM Bauer seems to like and play often in the main line of the KID:
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6
(The following ide...

Started 04/23/10 at 09:41:20 by Ametanoitos
11 6746 Last Post 04/29/10 at 11:18:40
By: Michael Ayton
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King's Indian Defense classical still sound?
I am trying to develop a repertoire for playing freestyle chess (i.e. computer assisted chess). 
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7
In the context of co...

Started 03/31/10 at 06:26:55 by kevinfat
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31 24312 Last Post 04/03/10 at 10:04:27
By: dimis - Ex Member
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6. h3 KID, interesting line for black...
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. d4 0-0 6. h3 e5 7. d5 a5 8. Bg5 Qe8 9. g4 Nfd7 10. h4 f5 11. gxf5 gxf5 12. h5 Nc5. Here Krasenkow opts for 13. h6 Bf6 14. Qe2 as his recommendation, but afte...

Started 02/20/10 at 22:04:40 by BPaulsen
11 7439 Last Post 03/09/10 at 00:41:18
By: BPaulsen
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7. Be3 line 9...Sc6 dead?
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. Be3 Ng4 8. Bg5 f6 9. Bh4 Nc6 10. d5 Ne7 11. Nd2 *
Hi!
I thought this was mainline but according to my chessbase the last score ...

Started 02/12/10 at 15:25:00 by toppace
9 5751 Last Post 02/12/10 at 20:57:16
By: toppace
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Does Mikhalevski understand 10.c5
This is some old analysis that I thought about after the debates about plagarism. So there is no confusion. I (Tommy J. Curry) am posting a move to equalize after 10.c5, that was not mentioned, or ref...

Started 06/24/07 at 10:52:33 by Teyko
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By: toppace
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Clsassical KID 9. Ne1, 11.Rf7!?
Hi forum members,
I was wondering if any of you have any thoughts on 11...Rf7 in the classical 9.Ne1 line (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Ne1 Nd7 10.Nd...

Started 01/13/10 at 07:05:47 by topandkas
7 4735 Last Post 01/18/10 at 18:45:58
By: BPaulsen
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