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Re: Best King's Indian attack book?
Reply #36 - 03/10/17 at 04:10:59
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BobbyDigital80 wrote on 03/09/17 at 11:10:13:
Nickajack wrote on 03/08/17 at 02:22:59:
TD wrote on 03/07/17 at 07:16:22:
Why is this posted under "King's Indian"?

Why not? It has a lot in common with the KID, albeit with reversed colors.


A lot of openings are similar to other ones with reversed colors. But if we lumped them all together then you'd have the English with the Sicilian, the Caro-Kann exchange variation with the Queen's Gambit exchange, the Nimzo-Larsen Attack with the Queen's Indian, the Colle with the Semi-Slav, the Catalan with the Grunfeld, etc.



Fair enough. Smiley
  

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Re: Best King's Indian attack book?
Reply #35 - 03/09/17 at 14:36:08
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JEH wrote on 03/24/07 at 17:01:47:
OK, fair point, Jenny and Ptero.

Well from the White games of Fisher in Mega 2007, there are less than 20 with him going Nf3 and into a KIA, and all but a couple of simul games are from 56-57.

There are only 3 total from him using the KIA vs the French after that period, '66 vs Durao, '67 vs Myagmurson and '68 vs Geller. Superb displays of his skill though they are, that is it.

There are more examples of him using it against the Caro-Kann, but still single digits.

So my point is that after his teens, Fisher didn't emply the KIA except as a very occasional surprise weapon.


The explanation is that in his early career Fischer opened with 1 Nf3. he then switched to 1 e4, after which he used the KIA only as an occasional weapon against 1...e6, 1...c5 2 Nf3 e6 and 1...c6.

Dvoretsky's article is a great introduction, covering a wide range of thematic ideas.

BTW I rate highly the book on the KIA by IM Eric Tangborn (for Kindle), which has a great collection of games and pretty good annotations.
  
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Re: Best King's Indian attack book?
Reply #34 - 03/09/17 at 11:10:13
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Nickajack wrote on 03/08/17 at 02:22:59:
TD wrote on 03/07/17 at 07:16:22:
Why is this posted under "King's Indian"?

Why not? It has a lot in common with the KID, albeit with reversed colors.


A lot of openings are similar to other ones with reversed colors. But if we lumped them all together then you'd have the English with the Sicilian, the Caro-Kann exchange variation with the Queen's Gambit exchange, the Nimzo-Larsen Attack with the Queen's Indian, the Colle with the Semi-Slav, the Catalan with the Grunfeld, etc.
  
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Re: Best King's Indian attack book?
Reply #33 - 03/08/17 at 18:55:13
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There have been more responses on which forum the topic should be in than responses on the actual topic.

ps: I think it should be in Flank openings.
  
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Re: Best King's Indian attack book?
Reply #32 - 03/08/17 at 15:39:48
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Nickajack wrote on 03/08/17 at 02:22:59:
TD wrote on 03/07/17 at 07:16:22:
Why is this posted under "King's Indian"?

Why not? It has a lot in common with the KID, albeit with reversed colors.



Because it is not a King's Indian defense, that is why.

It is a completely different opening that does not even come out of 1.d4 systems.

The Flank Openings section should be slightly expanded to include offbeat, miscellaneous openings and it should be sent there.
  
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Re: Best King's Indian attack book?
Reply #31 - 03/08/17 at 13:49:10
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I propose that for the time being and for practical reasons (searches etc.), this thread is moved to the flank openings, since most threads discussing KIA can be found there.
  

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Re: Best King's Indian attack book?
Reply #30 - 03/08/17 at 02:22:59
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TD wrote on 03/07/17 at 07:16:22:
Why is this posted under "King's Indian"?

Why not? It has a lot in common with the KID, albeit with reversed colors.
  

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Re: Best King's Indian attack book?
Reply #29 - 03/07/17 at 13:43:17
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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.


It depends what interpretation you're going for; are you starting with e4, going for Nf3/g3/Bg2/0-0/d3/e4/Nbd2, Nf3/g3/Bg2/c4 or lines with d4?

There have already been some good book recommendations, so I'll propose looking through Amin's games - he's been playing the KIA the 'system opening' way for nearly his whole life. Kramnik's games are great value too, if you're willing to transpose into certain English/d4 systems with c4/d4, although you'll probably find them a bit nuanced for your current level.
  

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Re: Best King's Indian attack book?
Reply #28 - 03/07/17 at 11:07:08
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Most KIA lines are best thought of as arising from 1 Nf3, I agree, but a few aren't. And with (anti-)French lines, for example, I guess you could make arguments both ways. Does the table below (showing most of the 'Reversed' lines first) help?

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King’s Indian Attack: Defences

Reversed KID, Classical [KID Reversed]

Reversed KID, Seirawan System [Karpov System]

Reversed KID, e3/Nf3 [‘Main Line’ (A08)]

Reversed KID, main-line Fianchetto [KID Reversed]      

Reversed KID, Fianchetto with e3/Ne2 [Kasparov System]

Reversed King’s Indian Attack

Reversed English, Closed (Nc3/Nf3/g3/Bg2/d3)

Reversed English, Botvinnik System (Nc3/Ne2/g3/Bg2/e4)

Reversed English, Bremen System (Nc3/Ne2/g3/Bg2/e3)

Reversed English ((Nc3)/Nf3/e3/Be2)

Reversed English (Nc3/Nf3/e4/Be2) [Czech Benoni line (A04/B30)]

Reversed Pirc, Classical

Reversed Pirc, Fianchetto with Nf3

Reversed Pirc, Fianchetto with Ne2 [Pachman Variation]

Reversed Pirc, Dolmatov System [Dolmatov System]

Reversed Torre Attack [Keres System]

Reversed London System [Lasker System]      

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Caro-Kann/KIA (A04), 1 e4 c6 2 d3 e5 3 Nf3 d6 4 g3 g6 5 Bg2 Bg7 6 0-0 Ne7

Caro-Kann/KIA (A05), 1 e4 c6 2 d3 e5 3 Nf3 d6 4 g3 g6 5 Bg2 Bg7 6 0-0 Nf6

Caro-Kann/Petroff (C42), 1 e4 c6 2 d3 e5 3 Nf3 d6 4 g3 Nf6 5 Bg2 Be7

French/Reversed Philidor, 1 e4 e6 2 d3 d5 3 Nd2 Nc6 4 Ngf3 Nc6 (C00)

French/Reversed Philidor, 1 e4 e6 2 d3 d5 3 Nd2 Nf6 4 Ngf3 (4 g3) b6 (C00)

Hedgehog (...c5/…b6/…e6) (A04)

Hedgehog (...c5/…b6/…g6) (A04)

Queen’s Indian Defence line (…b6/…e6 [RR …c5]) (A05)

Spassky Variation (A05)

  
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Re: Best King's Indian attack book?
Reply #27 - 03/07/17 at 11:06:43
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Ptero wrote on 03/24/07 at 15:40:35:
Also not from Fischer's "teens", I recall Fischer-Geller, 1968 (1-0) (that's Uzi Geller, veteran Israeli master and former Israeli Champion - not to be confused with Efim Geller) as a model KIA game.



JEH’s point stands in general even if there are exceptions.

Fischer gave up the KIA because it’s not very good. We know this because we know that chess just isn’t the kind of game where you can succeed by  playing the same thing over and over regardless of how the opponent plays.

That it’s not very good (objectively) doesn’t mean we shouldn’t play it, of course. I suspect most of us are more equivalent to Fischer in his teens than Fischer in his later life in terms of our chess development.

Anyway, I wonder if the OP is still around and still playing the KIA.
  

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Re: Best King's Indian attack book?
Reply #26 - 03/07/17 at 09:45:12
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ArKheiN wrote on 03/07/17 at 09:05:42:
It should be under 1.Nf3 because many KIA come from the Reti with e4 instead of c4.


I agree, it should come under flank openings as most of the Sicilian and French lines can transpose from 1. Nf3
  

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Re: Best King's Indian attack book?
Reply #25 - 03/07/17 at 09:05:42
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It should be under 1.Nf3 because many KIA come from the Reti with e4 instead of c4.
  
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Re: Best King's Indian attack book?
Reply #24 - 03/07/17 at 08:57:37
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Hello.
TD wrote on 03/07/17 at 07:16:22:
Why is this posted under "King's Indian"?
GMTonyKosten wrote on 03/07/17 at 08:37:25:
Yes, it obviously shouldn't be, but where should I move it to? It can arise from a French, ...e6 Sicilian, Réti, and many other openings. Maybe I should start a new sub-section under the French or Anti-Sicilians?
Suggestions are welcome!

French section subforum sounds mot natural to me.

Many Anti-Sicilian KIA's would be able to be discussed in the Closed Sicilian forum. Non-c5 KIA's shouldn't really be discussed on a Sicilian forum on the other hand; therefore French forum seems more reasonable.

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Re: Best King's Indian attack book?
Reply #23 - 03/07/17 at 08:54:26
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 03/07/17 at 08:37:25:
TD wrote on 03/07/17 at 07:16:22:
Why is this posted under "King's Indian"?


Yes, it obviously shouldn't be, but where should I move it to? It can arise from a French, ...e6 Sicilian, Réti, and many other openings. Maybe I should start a new sub-section under the French or Anti-Sicilians?
Suggestions are welcome!

Yes, that's a difficult one... Maybe a sub-section under 1. e4 ...?
  
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Re: Best King's Indian attack book?
Reply #22 - 03/07/17 at 08:37:25
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TD wrote on 03/07/17 at 07:16:22:
Why is this posted under "King's Indian"?


Yes, it obviously shouldn't be, but where should I move it to? It can arise from a French, ...e6 Sicilian, Réti, and many other openings. Maybe I should start a new sub-section under the French or Anti-Sicilians?
Suggestions are welcome!
  
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