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Re: Torre vs KID
Reply #1 - 05/16/04 at 21:45:36
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Do you have Burgess' book on the Torre?  In his "Gambit Guide to the Torre Attack", he shows that it's quite tough for white to maintain any initiative vs the KID. 

I'm a Torre player myself of course.  I don't feel like i'm actually attacking anything in these lines.  I've begun to try to shoot for a classical formation with 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4.  Then i use a simple plan with Be3 and Qd2 behind my pawns.  I play the bishop to h6, which forces a bishop trade.  It renders his king side pawns weak without the fianchetto bishop.

However, if he doesn't allow this with 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Nc3 d5 i play 4. Bg5 and 5. e3, which is similar to the Torre.
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paul calugaru

Torre vs KID
12/11/03 at 20:51:00
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I’ve been playing the idea of
1.d4 Nf6
2. Nf3 g6
3. Bg5 Bg7 
4. Nbd2 0-0 
5. e3  d6       
6. Bd3  Nbd7   
7. 0-0 e5   
8. c3  Qe8 
9. Qc2  h6 
10. Bh4  Nh5
11.  Rfc1 
12.  f5 
12. g4!
It comes from a game by Kacheishvilli, G  vs.  Stevic, H   Pula 1997 
Its found in Trends in the Torre Vol 4

I play Colle Koltanoski var and I’ve found the Torre a safe bet against the Grunfield and KID.   The pawns on c3, d4 and e3 with a break at b4 or g4 give a decent game for white.

Just wondering what other Torre users play against these lines
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