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Re: Squeezing the KID
Reply #2 - 08/29/20 at 19:23:33
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It's the difference between a knife with a proper handle, and a knife with a blade on each end.

But I note that Semkov's Kill Kid had, to my eye, some double-edged lines. I think that one was based on his own preferences, whereas maybe this is just another book to churn out?
  
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Re: Squeezing the KID
Reply #1 - 08/29/20 at 18:28:42
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Semkov says in the Preface "Although I avoid, as a principle, double-edged lines, I often recommend sharp plans, provided that we are the attacking side!" What's the difference?
  
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Squeezing the KID
08/29/20 at 17:57:40
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Squeezing the King‘s Indian Defence
by Semko Semkov and Yuriy Krykun
248 pages, Chess Stars, September 10th 2020

„This book presents a full repertoire based on the Gligoric System against the King’s Indian Defence – 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.Be3. The key point of this set-up is that White does not commit his king to any flank, at least for a while. That makes Black’s thematic attack with ...f5-f4, ...g4 pointless and allows White to play chess without having to memorise tons of variations. The authors focus on typical positions and methods of handling them, which is essential for the Gligoric System.“

There‘s an interesting PDF preview on the Chess Stars homepage .

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