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King's Indian Defense

  • Last updated on 4/18/14, 12:30 PM.

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King's Indian Defense belongs to the Indian Defense family of openings and is characterised 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.

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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #41

    dipenshah

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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #42

    KWash01

    very educational, my first time using chessopedia and it's full of useful information!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #43

    Anans1

    VERY GOOD OPENINGWink

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #44

    vishyanand2700

    Really a sharp opening, helped my friends defeat strong FIDE rated players

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #45

    ryanoneal

    Nice

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #46

    gambinosKING

    Kings Indian defense is iffy. Play the attack with white. If you stay with main line, you will yield positive results. If black castles king side, white wins more than fifty percent.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #47

    jferguson22176

    Good enough for Fischer (who used it nearly exclusively versus 1.d4), good enough for me!!!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #48

    jferguson22176

    Good enough for Fischer (who used it almost exclusively versus 1.d4), good enough for me!!!

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #49

    patterns

    Can someone tell me which piece (Bishop or Knight) is the Indian in these openings. Is it actually referring to the positioning or use of the Bishop or Knight or does it have nothing to do with either of these?

    Thanks.

    Patterns

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #50

    Maiqtheliar

    Xie_Xiashun wrote:

    The Knight is the key factor to King's Indian defense not the Bishop.

    this is not true the bishop is the gem and the knight is the cast all aimed to exploit blunders on the queen's side

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #51

    spikestars

    brilliant opening. wow

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #52

    chess_champ2

    mobility is everythingto your pieces

      .winningisint everything its the only thing !



  • 9 months ago · Quote · #53

    avg20122

    good one 
    thank you  

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #54

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  • 8 months ago · Quote · #55

    sagargupta323

    probably yhe best one

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #56

    tanmay_chakrabarti

    Good article indeed.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #57

    pavan2000perera

    This line is small

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #58

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