King’s Indian Defense
The King’s Indian Defense (KID) is an aggressive opening for players looking for sharp positions with lots of attacking chances for both sides. King’s Indian Defense belongs to the Indian Defense family of openings and is characterized by the early fianchetoeing of the black dark-squared bishop on g7. It is a sharp opening and it has always been a very popular choice for Black ever since its introduction in top-level competitive chess in the mid-20th century. Play it as Black if that is your style of play.
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- d4 Nf6
- c4 g6
Now the classical variation continues:
- Nc3 Bg7
- e4 d6
- Nf3 0-0
- Be2 e5
The main idea for Black is to play on the kingside and via moves such as f5, g5. He wants to dominate the kingside while keeping White’s queenside play to a minimum. White will play for b4 and go for an eventual c5 break. Black can delay such intentions with moves like Nf6-d7. The Queenside Knight can head to c6 and then to e7 and eventually g6 to help with the attack on the Kingside. There are many variations of this opening worth looking at.
1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.e4 Nf6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 Nc6 7.Nge2 Rb8 8.Qd2 a6 9.Bh6 b5 10.h4 e5 11.Bxg7 Kxg7 12.h5 Kh8 13.Nd5 bxc4 14.hxg6 fxg6 15.Qh6 Nh5 16.g4 Rxb2 17.gxh5 g5 18.Rg1 g4 19.0-0-0 Rxa2 20.Nef4 exf4 21.Nxf4 Rxf4 22.Qxf4 c3 23.Bc4 Ra3 24.fxg4 Nb4 25.Kb1 Be6 26.Bxe6 Nd3 27.Qf7 Qb8+ 28.Bb3 Rxb3+ 29.Kc2 Nb4+ 30.Kxb3 Nd5+ 31.Kc2 Qb2+ 32.Kd3 Qb5+ 0-1