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Can anybody recommend a good book dealing with the main stratetic ideas in the KID both for White and Black ?
Starting Out: the King's Indian Defense,
Thanks Blake !
B.t.w. - you look like me !
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks NextLvL, thanks everyone !
I will start with Starting out - i have already ordered it.
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
Or, I suggest Logical Chess: Move by Move,
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