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Re: Modernized: The King's Indian Defence by Bojkov
Reply #36 - 05/15/18 at 22:26:26
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New game from Poland (Gbyl-Plichta) is importand for one of the critical lines:




Can black get enought compensation after white take on f4 and plays Na4?
  

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Reply #35 - 09/20/14 at 18:31:14
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Who read review in Yearbook 112 by Flear? What does he say?
  
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Reply #34 - 09/17/14 at 13:02:06
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najdorfslayer wrote on 09/16/14 at 19:40:08:
What does this book recommend against the Saemisch?

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Against the Saemisch with 6.Be3 he recommends 6…c5.
  
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Reply #33 - 09/16/14 at 19:40:08
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What does this book recommend against the Saemisch?

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Reply #32 - 06/05/14 at 20:37:48
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Scarblac wrote on 06/05/14 at 07:56:40:
Watson's 1.d4 book uses 5.h3, he only discusses 6.h3, is that really always exactly the same?

It isn't (occasionally White chooses a setup with Bd3 and Nge2) but I wouldn't let that keep you up at night: Boykov's approach with ...Na6 is also valid against 5.h3.
  
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Reply #31 - 06/05/14 at 15:25:01
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From what little I've seen, it looks like a good book, though he seems to go deep instead of broad, i.e. he overlooks some interesting White alternative ideas to the "main lines" that deserve attention.  Most books do, though.
  
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Reply #30 - 06/05/14 at 07:56:40
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I received the book yesterday, I'm a ~2000 player who wants to start playing the KID.

I'm very happy with what's in the book. He gives plenty of theory for me, I like his choice of lines, and the explanations are helpful and to the point. I think the memory markers and exercises are going to be very valuable but haven't really worked with the book yet. His comments are inspiring, e.g. after black plays ...Nh5-f4 and white can play g2-g3, my first thought would be that the knight would have to retreat, but he says things like "KID players never retreat!" and then shows convincing tactics that allow the knight to stay there. Great for a player like me trying to switch to an opening.

What I miss are side variations and early move orders, his chapters basically begin at move 7 or so and the moves before aren't discussed. Watson's 1.d4 book uses 5.h3, he only discusses 6.h3, is that really always exactly the same? Burgess has 6.a4 as line against the KID, it isn't mentioned (mentioning Burgess is a unfair, he doesn't play c4 so that's no KID). No lines with e3. His lines against the fianchetto start at move 7 or so, surely there is *some* subtle difference between 3.g3 and moving it later?

Now this is an opening I don't know well yet and move orders are probably less critical in it than in openings where the forces make contact immediately, but I still think the book is a bit incomplete without an "Odds and Ends" chapter and a little bit of discussion of move 3-6 alternatives.
  
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Reply #29 - 05/26/14 at 15:26:27
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Okay, but with 9...Nbd7 Black is leaving the Kavalek, and it could be mentioned that 10. Be3 ed 11. Nxd4 Nb6 and 10. Re1 ed 11. Nxd4 Ne5 12. Bf1 Re8 13. Be3 c5 (as in the two main games) are known ways of playing -- they can be found e.g. in Janjgava from 2003 and ECO from 1997 (as leading to += or "with compensation").
  
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Reply #28 - 05/26/14 at 14:00:52
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I have posted a detailed review of this excellent book at my blog that might answer readers' questions:
http://kenilworthian.blogspot.com/2014/04/review-of-dejan-bojkovs-modernized.htm...

Bojkov's approach to the Kavalek System is rather unusual but looks playable and definitely cuts down on the theory.  What's more, this approach is very consistent with the ideas in the rest of the repertoire, which is likely his main motive in choosing it.  In his approach, you generally play ...e5 and ...exd4 -- and then, if possible, try to get in ...d5 as well.  If White prevents the d5 break, then you go for dynamic play.  It seems to work.

I have also posted a detailed bibliography on the Kavalek which is worth comparing:
http://kenilworthian.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-kavalek-system-vs-kings-indian.htm...

I think I prefer the main theoretical lines here, but quite a bit of theory has definitely accumulated over the years.  So Bojkov's idea is worth knowing.

Ludde wrote on 05/22/14 at 10:54:23:
kylemeister wrote on 05/21/14 at 19:20:06:
So does the stuff on 6...c6 against the Fianchetto involve playing like this: 7...Qa5 8. e4 e5 9. h3 Nbd7?  That is of course (by transposition) an old main line of the Classical Fianchetto which seems to me to be rather popular these days.

Yes, that's the line. Why he avoids 6..Nbd7 7.0-0 e5 8.e4 c6 9.h3 Qa5 is not completely clear to me, but he might want to avoid certain white deviations. I have only compared his lines to what Golubev gave in his old (excellent) book, and he has taken both that and recent developments into account. I think his recommendations against the fianchetto are quite interesting, but haven't digged deeper into it.
regarding the move-ordering with 6.h3 Na6 7.g3 I remeber a game by L'Ami which went something like 7..c5 8.Bg2 (of course 8.d5 is possible, but isn't h3 a little premature then..as is perhaps Na6...) 8..cxd4 9.Nxd4 Bd7 with the idea to hit c4 and h3 with Qc8 in case of castles. In the game white had some trouble castling if i recall correctly.
Of course Bojkov should have brought up this transposition anyway.
  
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Reply #27 - 05/22/14 at 10:54:23
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kylemeister wrote on 05/21/14 at 19:20:06:
So does the stuff on 6...c6 against the Fianchetto involve playing like this: 7...Qa5 8. e4 e5 9. h3 Nbd7?  That is of course (by transposition) an old main line of the Classical Fianchetto which seems to me to be rather popular these days.

Yes, that's the line. Why he avoids 6..Nbd7 7.0-0 e5 8.e4 c6 9.h3 Qa5 is not completely clear to me, but he might want to avoid certain white deviations. I have only compared his lines to what Golubev gave in his old (excellent) book, and he has taken both that and recent developments into account. I think his recommendations against the fianchetto are quite interesting, but haven't digged deeper into it.
regarding the move-ordering with 6.h3 Na6 7.g3 I remeber a game by L'Ami which went something like 7..c5 8.Bg2 (of course 8.d5 is possible, but isn't h3 a little premature then..as is perhaps Na6...) 8..cxd4 9.Nxd4 Bd7 with the idea to hit c4 and h3 with Qc8 in case of castles. In the game white had some trouble castling if i recall correctly.
Of course Bojkov should have brought up this transposition anyway.
  
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Reply #26 - 05/21/14 at 23:26:09
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Thanks; I was curious as to whether he would go with that or maybe 11...Ne5.  After 11...Nh5 (a "book" pawn sac since something like 1990, incidentally) 12. Bxd6 Qf6, Panczyk and Ilczuk thought 13. Nb3 (instead of 13. Nc2 as played by Premnath) to be "!".


He gives 13...Nf4! (Which is also how 13.Nc2 is answered) and then covers 14.c5;14.Re1;14.Rb1 and 14.Bxf4.
  
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Reply #25 - 05/21/14 at 22:22:33
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Glenn Snow wrote on 05/21/14 at 21:59:18:
He gives the game Premnath -  Kokarev, Mumbai Mayor's Cup 2010 for 11.Bf4 Nh5! with fairly detailed notes.


Thanks; I was curious as to whether he would go with that or maybe 11...Ne5.  After 11...Nh5 (a "book" pawn sac since something like 1990, incidentally) 12. Bxd6 Qf6, Panczyk and Ilczuk thought 13. Nb3 (instead of 13. Nc2 as played by Premnath) to be "!".
  
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Reply #24 - 05/21/14 at 21:59:18
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kylemeister wrote on 05/19/14 at 17:50:10:
One might wonder if Bojkov appears to dispute the traditional "+= with best play" view of that way of playing against the Classical.  For example, Panczyk & Ilczuk in their book of about five years ago thought White could achieve that by means of 11. Bf4 (instead of 11. Be3 as played by Kramnik).


He gives the game Premnath -  Kokarev, Mumbai Mayor's Cup 2010 for 11.Bf4 Nh5! with fairly detailed notes.
  
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Reply #23 - 05/21/14 at 19:20:06
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So does the stuff on 6...c6 against the Fianchetto involve playing like this: 7...Qa5 8. e4 e5 9. h3 Nbd7?  That is of course (by transposition) an old main line of the Classical Fianchetto which seems to me to be rather popular these days.
  
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Reply #22 - 05/21/14 at 18:28:36
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I got the book yesterday. Some words about my first impressions.

Pluses:

1. The enthusiasm of the author shines through the whole book.
    This makes me want to dig deeper into the material.

2. Coverage of the Classical with 7...exd4 is refreshing. With the
    open center and piece play this feels more like an Open Game.
    Indeed I remember dabbling with this line in the 1990s after
    reading about it in Tony Kostenīs book about the Philidor-
    Defence (!) via the move order 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 exd4
    4 Nxd4 g6 5 c4 Bg7 6 Nc3 Nf6 6 Be2 0-0 7 0-0 Re8 8 f3 c6.

3. Also I like the coverage of 6...c6 against the Fianchetto since it
    looks like a relatively low theory weapon for Black.

Minuses:

1. I donīt like the layout. Itīs not very user friendly if you give the
    main line in bold and then also start the variations with a move
    in bold. Using a structure with a), b), c) etc. is much better to
    follow. If you really want to use a format with complete games
    then if my memory serves me right Andrew Greetīs "Beating
    unusual Chess Defences: 1 e4" is a good example how to
    structure it well. Personally I strongly prefer a tree format.

2. Donīt recommend lines where a forced draw cannot be avoided
    unless you have an alternative ready! This is an issue in the
    chapter about the Four-Pawns-Attack where after 1 d4 Nf6
    2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 e4 d6 5 f4 0-0 6 Nf3 e5!? is recommended.
    Thatīs generally an interesting choice but has the flaw that
    Black canīt avoid the repetition after 7 dxe5 dxe5 8 Nxe5
    Qxd1+ 9 Kxd1 Na6 10 Be2 Rd8+ 11 Kc2 Nc5 12 Bf3 Nfxe4 13
    Nxe4 Bf5 14 Re1 Bxe5 15 fxe5 Rd4 16 Kc3 Rd3+ 17 Kc2 Rd4. If
    you are playing for a win with Black you have to look elsewhere
    which means studying 6...c5!

3. Make sure your reader canīt be move ordered in a line you
    suggest. As mentioned above against the Fianchetto 6...c6 is
    recommended. Now in the Chapter about the Makogonov Bojkov
    misses the possibility 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5.
    Nf3 O-O 6. h3 Na6 7. g3!? which has already been pointed out
    by Vigorito in his "Attacking Chess: The KID" books. White
    playing Nf3 and h3 in the Fianchetto is quite normal while ...Na6
    for Black isnīt. And he canīt transpose back to the recommen-
    dation against the Fianchetto with 7...c6 since there Black
    usually continues with ...e5 and ...Nbd7. Also some advice what
    to do if White delays d2-d4 would be valueable here.

4. Perhaps a Chapter about „Odds and Ends“ should have been
    added since some lines are missing. 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7
    4 e4 d6 5 Nge2 is only mentioned as a transpositional tool in the
    Samisch and 5 Bd3, 4 Nf3 0-0 5 Bg5 and some other minor lines
    donīt seem to be covered.

I hope the above doesnīt sound too nitpicking and despite my criticism I have a positive feeling about the book and give it a provisional rating of 3,5 g7-bishops out of five Wink
  
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Reply #21 - 05/20/14 at 20:24:33
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kylemeister wrote on 05/20/14 at 17:56:26:
Mr. (or Count) O'Kelly hasn't been around for some time, mind you.


Yes, this is a symbolic apology, may everyone be in peace.
  
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Mr. (or Count) O'Kelly hasn't been around for some time, mind you.
  
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Reply #19 - 05/20/14 at 17:51:43
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belgian wrote on 05/20/14 at 16:44:34:
LGXIII wrote on 05/20/14 at 15:25:32:
O'Kelly awful book (the kasparov on the KID)


I think you mean Raymond Keene.


Yes, correct the wrong name came from the top of my head. Apologies to Mr. O'Kelly.  Embarrassed
  
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Reply #18 - 05/20/14 at 17:25:42
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BTW, in the last month of TWICs I noticed three games with that Classical line, with White players in the 2200-2300s.  Two of them played 10. Be3 (as far as I know, long considered suboptimal); the other played one of the old book main lines (10. Kh1 Nbd7 11. Bg5) but then quickly dropped a pawn.  Maybe this has to do with an "it's so old it's new" phenomenon.
  
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Reply #17 - 05/20/14 at 16:44:34
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LGXIII wrote on 05/20/14 at 15:25:32:
O'Kelly awful book (the kasparov on the KID)


I think you mean Raymond Keene.
  
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Reply #16 - 05/20/14 at 15:25:32
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ericmittens wrote on 05/19/14 at 16:55:05:
I got the book, I like it.
If you have his chessbase DVD then you'll be familiar with most of his recommendations against non-classical systems. I had never really looked at the dxe4 stuff in the classical mainline before but bojkov's coverage is quite good as far as I can tell and makes a nice case for black's chances. In the mainest of main lines he gives some improvements of kramnik-ponomariov dortmund 2011. I look forward to trying some of his lines over the board.



Thanks for the feedback  Smiley.

I have his DVD, I guess I will still get the book in the future to complete the collection : Bronstein, Gufeld, Bologan, Vigorito, MacNab (on the fiachetto), O'Kelly awful book (the kasparov on the KID), Kotronias ... Ufff ...

By the way, there is a nice chapter on the KID in Polgar's book 2 from QC. 

  
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One might wonder if Bojkov appears to dispute the traditional "+= with best play" view of that way of playing against the Classical.  For example, Panczyk & Ilczuk in their book of about five years ago thought White could achieve that by means of 11. Bf4 (instead of 11. Be3 as played by Kramnik).
  
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Reply #14 - 05/19/14 at 16:55:05
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I got the book, I like it.
If you have his chessbase DVD then you'll be familiar with most of his recommendations against non-classical systems. I had never really looked at the dxe4 stuff in the classical mainline before but bojkov's coverage is quite good as far as I can tell and makes a nice case for black's chances. In the mainest of main lines he gives some improvements of kramnik-ponomariov dortmund 2011. I look forward to trying some of his lines over the board.
  
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Reply #13 - 05/19/14 at 11:21:28
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Hello All !

Did anyone got the book ?

I usually don't play the system featured in the book versus the classical, but if the book is interesting, then it will certainly become a candidate to join my dust-catcher collection of good books  Grin.

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Stigma wrote on 04/30/14 at 12:33:48:
The books from Britain (Quality/Everyman/Gambit/Batsford) are often available in Europe a month earlier than in the U.S. It's only fair it's the other way around once in a while!

Let's hope the book is worth the wait.


You can now buy the Modernized: The King's Indian Defense by Dejan Bojkov in Europe from the New In Chess website.

Let us know your feedback if you decide to purchase a copy. We take every comment, critique, or otherwise very seriously! Thank you.
  
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The books from Britain (Quality/Everyman/Gambit/Batsford) are often available in Europe a month earlier than in the U.S. It's only fair it's the other way around once in a while!

Let's hope the book is worth the wait.
  

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Anon wrote on 04/29/14 at 04:42:16:
It looks a really good book. Why is it only available for sale in the USA at the moment? Where can I buy on-line (ship to New Zealand)?


USCF Sales is currently shipping international. The book was printed in the US and is slowly being made available in international markets. You will find the book available by June at New in Chess as well.
  
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It looks a really good book. Why is it only available for sale in the USA at the moment? Where can I buy on-line (ship to New Zealand)?
  
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Bibs wrote on 04/25/14 at 05:37:54:
It os always encouraging to see new chess publishing houses start up, and to see new tournaments too. Very best of luck with your endeavours!
Just as a friendly word, your website seems underdeveloped. While all roads may not actually lead to Rome, all links do seem to lead to Aronian.


Thanks for the suggestions; we will be rolling out with many website changes on both our websites in the coming 2-5 months. We also commissioned many new book titles -- so we'll be adding new titles to the list of our upcoming books from our end within the next month or so. Thanks for your patience.

When/if you pick up a copy of Modernized: The King's Indian Defense, any and all feedback (and critiques) are appreciated.
  
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Metropolitan Chess, Inc. wrote on 04/24/14 at 23:05:57:
Bibs wrote on 04/23/14 at 13:53:26:
Aha, thank you Alias!
And they have a few other books on the way too. Good, good.


The book might be available for sale slightly earlier (around end of May) initially from New In Chess in Europe. The June date is a conservative time estimate. Because the books are printed in the US and have to be shipped overseas, by standard freight there is some delay in release in Europe as compared to the USA.

Feel free to write us with any other questions you might have, and we'll be happy to answer them.


It os always encouraging to see new chess publishing houses start up, and to see new tournaments too. Very best of luck with your endeavours!
Just as a friendly word, your website seems underdeveloped. While all roads may not actually lead to Rome, all links do seem to lead to Aronian.
  
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Aha, thank you Alias!
And they have a few other books on the way too. Good, good.


The book might be available for sale slightly earlier (around end of May) initially from New In Chess in Europe. The June date is a conservative time estimate. Because the books are printed in the US and have to be shipped overseas, by standard freight there is some delay in release in Europe as compared to the USA.

Feel free to write us with any other questions you might have, and we'll be happy to answer them.
  
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Alias wrote on 04/23/14 at 13:23:41:
Release date for Europe is in June according to http://metrochessla.com/publishing/


Aha, thank you Alias!
And they have a few other books on the way too. Good, good.
  
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Release date for Europe is in June according to http://metrochessla.com/publishing/
  

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Re: Modernized: The King's Indian Defence by Bojkov
Reply #3 - 04/23/14 at 12:48:07
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Nasty to get for anyone outside US. I tried today, goodness, I tried.
Amazon (the publisher via Amazon fulfilment) do not deliver outside US. And the US chess supplies seem to charge lots for delivery, e.g. via UPS.
Perhaps the book is only for the US market. Or perhaps there is noone outside the US.
Have to wait for the publisher to wake up and make available properly.
  
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Re: Modernized: The King's Indian Defence by Bojkov
Reply #2 - 04/23/14 at 00:19:50
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Fellow ChessPubber, Michael Goeller has published a review of sorts on The Kenilworthian http://kenilworthian.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/review-of-dejan-bojkovs-modernized....
  

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Re: Modernized: The King's Indian Defence by Bojkov
Reply #1 - 04/22/14 at 21:13:19
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Calling 7...ed in the Classical "rare and fresh" might be pushing things just a tad (e.g. 8. Nxd4 Re8 9. f3 c6 10. Kh1 Nbd7 as in Kramnik-Ponomariov is an old major line) ...
  
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Modernized: The King's Indian Defence by Bojkov
04/22/14 at 20:45:26
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A new publisher, with a new book on the KID: http://metrochessla.com/modernized-the-kings-indian-defense/

According to Amazon, it's out now. It's a repertoire for black using the Classical (7...exd4) variation.

Other than that I don't know anything about it, just creating a thread hoping that maybe some opinions on it will show up.

Edit: chess.com has done an ad on it: http://www.chess.com/article/view/exclusive-peek-at-modernized-the-kings-indian-... .
  
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