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Re: Best King's Indian attack book?
Reply #6 - 02/05/07 at 16:01:46
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I went to chessgames.com and couldn't find any games with Emms in which he started with the King's Indian Attack.
  
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Re: Best King's Indian attack book?
Reply #5 - 02/05/07 at 12:26:09
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You might want to take a look at some of Fischer and Stein's games as well !

Emms is probably the best.  He also recommend it in his attacking with 1e4 repertoire book v French !

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Reply #4 - 02/05/07 at 04:49:27
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Thank you tops.  I didn't think of that and it's a great suggestion.  It really helps a lot.   Smiley
  
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Re: Best King's Indian attack book?
Reply #3 - 02/05/07 at 00:38:14
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AcuWill wrote on 02/03/07 at 13:56:07:
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.  I would like a book heavy in explanations to the thought process rather than heavy on variations.  Thanks.


I think this query really belongs in the Flank Openings section, as this section is devoted to the Kings Indian Defence.

Nevertheless one way to tackle your problem is to choose a strong player that uses the Kings Indian Attack often and try to model your repertoire accordingly. Two such players I believe are (GM) Jorg Hickl and retired(GM) David Norwood but there are many others to choose from.

Hope that helps.

Tops Smiley
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Re: Best King's Indian attack book?
Reply #2 - 02/04/07 at 14:07:34
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Thank you for the suggestions.  I will look into them.
  
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Re: Best King's Indian attack book?
Reply #1 - 02/04/07 at 13:36:49
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Starting Out: King's Indian Attack by Emms.
King's Indian Attack by Smith & Hall
Ultimate King's Indian Attack by Angus Dunnington

In my opinion, none provides a very good systematic basis for playing this "system opening."  In part this is due to the nature of the opening itself -- after the first 7 moves (which many consider to be a "system") the options for either side are still endless and there is no really clear objective for either side.  In all 3 books, a lot of the analysis is to the effect of  "Also interesting is 8.c3, while 8.b3 has had some success.  8.c4 is an aggressive attempt to gain space, and 8.Nc3 is passive but sound."

Of the three, I think I would lean towards Dunnington's as providing the best explanation of ideas, although none really stands out over the others.
  
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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.  I would like a book heavy in explanations to the thought process rather than heavy on variations.  Thanks.
  
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