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Chess lessons can be a learning experience for the coach as well as the student! I teach my students to play the King's Indian Attack as White to avoid the necessity of studying countless openings. At the New Jersey Open 2013, I tried it myself with success. For an older player, the KIA is a good practical choice in a lengthy tournament where fatigue is a real factor. White's first ten moves are almost always the same.
EXCELLENT !!! Thank you very much. Agree with Jpatrick.
Bob Rose blundered a pawn with 30...c4. But even after 30...Kd6, White has an advantage with 31.c4.
Every game of chess is winning a drawn position after one side commits a mistake so it is pointless to say something like that.Jim only says that the KIA helps in avoiding opening theory and he does have a valid point.
You could argue that the second game was drawish even at move 28. 28..b5? 29.axb5?! (29.Ne3 was better) 29..axb5? ( 29..Nxb5 holds it together) 30.Ne3 and White comes out on top.
I presume this point of the game occurred in time pressure.
You should post more games here.
JimWestJames WestKearny, NJ, United States
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