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Poll Question: What is the 2nd best line against the KID (after Classical)
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Samisch Variation (6.Be3)    
  13 (16.5%)
Samisch Variation (6.Bg5 or 6.Nge2)    
  5 (6.3%)
Fianchetto Variation    
  22 (27.8%)
Averbakh Variation (5.Be2 0-0 6.Bg5)    
  8 (10.1%)
Four Pawns Attack    
  4 (5.1%)
Makogonov System (with h3)    
  12 (15.2%)
Petrosian/Gligoric    
  6 (7.6%)
Smyslov Variation (4.Nf3 0-0 5.Bg5)    
  1 (1.3%)
5.Bd3 or 5.Nge2    
  2 (2.5%)
Other    
  6 (7.6%)




Total votes: 79
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Re: What is the 2nd best line against the KID?
Reply #24 - 01/04/09 at 22:37:04
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Voted for Averbakh system. Black has to know very well how to defend in this line. Otherwise he has a risk of facing difficulties.
  
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Re: What is the 2nd best line against the KID?
Reply #23 - 01/04/09 at 20:59:47
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thibdb13 wrote on 09/05/08 at 18:25:22:
Matemax wrote on 09/05/08 at 16:36:53:
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I'm surprised that so many voted for the fianchetto system.

I think this is one of the Anti-KI for a KI-player, despite it is a KI  Shocked

A difficult day??  Huh

I was going to vote "Other", assuming that would mean the Classical - but then Anonymous3000 indicated he hadn't included the Classical because he assumed that that was the best...  Huh

Not to mention that if you're stumped looking for number five, Markovich, there aren't enough options to cater for my level!

Now I'm totally confused...  Undecided

That's why I just play the Sämisch - you've got three choices in one variation: play on the queen-side, play on the king-side or play in the centre.  Cheesy

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Re: What is the 2nd best line against the KID?
Reply #22 - 09/22/08 at 16:31:33
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Objectively it would be some Nf3+Be2 variation. But i always hated sämisch as black and i play it as white. So i clicked that one.
  

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Reply #21 - 09/16/08 at 18:27:09
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I think the averbakh is a nice try for advantage.
also white does not have to know so much theory.
Although I currently play the fianchetto, and I'm quite satisfied with it too Smiley
  
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Re: What is the 2nd best line against the KID?
Reply #20 - 09/12/08 at 09:25:17
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Matemax wrote on 09/05/08 at 16:36:53:
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I'm surprised that so many voted for the fianchetto system.

I think this is one of the Anti-KI for a KI-player, despite it is a KI  Shocked


I enjoy the kind of play Black gets in the Yugoslav/Panno variations. It's White who has to be careful not to end up in tatters!

  
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Re: What is the 2nd best line against the KID?
Reply #19 - 09/08/08 at 09:27:10
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lol, if I get 2/2 I would have won both games without losing any...

Actually, my record is 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses(I left one out) against opposition with an average rating of 2300-2400 FIDE when my average rating during this period is 2000-2100 FIDE. So I think its not that bad. Cheesy
  
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Reply #18 - 09/06/08 at 07:11:30
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I guess you made 2/2 with this opening Wink

sssthepro wrote on 09/06/08 at 00:02:35:
Petrosian System! Cheesy

I only lost 2 games with it so far.

  
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Reply #17 - 09/06/08 at 00:02:35
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Petrosian System! Cheesy

I only lost 2 games with it so far.
  
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Re: What is the 2nd best line against the KID?
Reply #16 - 09/05/08 at 18:25:22
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Matemax wrote on 09/05/08 at 16:36:53:
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I'm surprised that so many voted for the fianchetto system.

I think this is one of the Anti-KI for a KI-player, despite it is a KI  Shocked

A difficult day??  Huh
  

Yusupov once said that “The problem with the Dutch Defence is that later in many positions the best move would be ...f5-f7” but he is surely wrong.
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Re: What is the 2nd best line against the KID?
Reply #15 - 09/05/08 at 16:36:53
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I'm surprised that so many voted for the fianchetto system.

I think this is one of the Anti-KI for a KI-player, despite it is a KI  Shocked
  
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Re: What is the 2nd best line against the KID?
Reply #14 - 09/05/08 at 16:14:20
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CheckMate wrote on 09/05/08 at 15:30:15:
I'm surprised that so many voted for the fianchetto system. The main problem with this system is that you may end up playing against a super-solid symmetrical Grunfeld opening if Black knowns the best plan with ... c6 and ... d5. Personally I'm inclined to think the Sämisch (in all its flavours) is the second most dangerous anti-KID strategy (if not even the first most dangerous!). The Sämisch is the main reason that I never play the KID.



I'm surprised because I had thought that the Saemisch at least in its traditional forms had been shorn of its teeth by 6...c5!
  

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Re: What is the 2nd best line against the KID?
Reply #13 - 09/05/08 at 15:30:15
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I'm surprised that so many voted for the fianchetto system. The main problem with this system is that you may end up playing against a super-solid symmetrical Grunfeld opening if Black knowns the best plan with ... c6 and ... d5. Personally I'm inclined to think the Sämisch (in all its flavours) is the second most dangerous anti-KID strategy (if not even the first most dangerous!). The Sämisch is the main reason that I never play the KID.

  
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Re: What is the 2nd best line against the KID?
Reply #12 - 09/01/08 at 09:45:56
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The problem is that not everyone is a second-rate player.  I, for example, am only a fifth-rate.


Lucky you - I aspire to be fifth-rate. When I saw the poll I was initially going to select '1.d4 Nf6 2.g4' .... but was amazed when it wasn't there!  Wink
  
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Re: What is the 2nd best line against the KID?
Reply #11 - 08/29/08 at 12:30:24
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TonyRo wrote on 08/29/08 at 11:34:51:
Four Pawns! ROUGH EM UP!!! GROWWWWWWLLLL!  Angry


I think it's closer to fifth best, which is the main reason I play it.
  

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Four Pawns! ROUGH EM UP!!! GROWWWWWWLLLL!  Angry
  
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