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Opening literature for KID ?


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    Winnie_Pooh

    Can anybody recommend a good book dealing with the main stratetic ideas in the KID both for White and Black ?

    Thanks !

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    blake78613

    Starting Out:  the King's Indian Defense,

     

    http://www.amazon.com/Starting-Out-Kings-Indian-Everyman/dp/1857442342

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    Winnie_Pooh

    Thanks Blake !

    B.t.w. - you look like me ! Smile

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    kwaloffer

    Winnie_Pooh wrote:

    Can anybody recommend a good book dealing with the main stratetic ideas in the KID both for White and Black ?

    Thanks !


    Fundamental Chess Openings spends 28 large-format pages on the KID's ideas, and you get the same sort of treatment for all other openings as well.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    blake78613

    Winnie_Pooh wrote:

    Thanks Blake !

    B.t.w. - you look like me !


    Your welcome.  We do look alike.  I didn't notice your FIDE rating when I made the recommendation.  I hope its not too basic for you.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    Winnie_Pooh

    blake78613 wrote:
    Winnie_Pooh wrote:

    Thanks Blake !

    B.t.w. - you look like me !


    Your welcome.  We do look alike.  I didn't notice your FIDE rating when I made the recommendation.  I hope its not too basic for you.Never


    Never mind - I will check it out anyhow. I just started experimenting with the KID. It is really fascinating but I am confused by the huge number of different lines, motives and set-ups. Therefore I am looking for some general guidelines.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    Here_Is_Plenty

    Bronstein on the King's Indian is amazing.  The book changed my game a lot.  Truly a great book.  Takes a positional view of opening.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #8

    NextLvL

    If you want a complete repertoire then there's nothing better than the recent 2 Attacking Chess the King's Indian volumes by David Vigorito. However if you're just looking for something basic then Starting out the King's Indian is ok but I think Golubev's Understanding the King's Indian would be better.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #9

    Winnie_Pooh

    Thanks NextLvL, thanks everyone !

    I will start with Starting out - i have already ordered it.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #10

    aansel

    The best book for Understanding structures etc is out of print--Mastering the King's Indian by Bellin and Ponztto--check used sources to see if a reasonable priced copy is available--Watson also does an excellent job of explaining the ideas in his recent Opening series

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #11

    Sutirtha11

    Or, I suggest  Logical Chess: Move by Move,


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