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An excellent try for B class (potentially A class as it has been employed numerous times by GMs such as Fischer) who wants to take French players out of their comfort zone.
Black usually can equalisize slightly easier in this opening, oppose to 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 etc. as the KIA is less ambitious for white, however is easy to play and white can get to almost identical setups no matter what black plays.
In this variation white usually follows with Nd2, Nf6, g3, Be2 (the bishop is temporarily looking at the e pawn, but will later be liberated with e5 and possibly transfered to h3) and O-O. From there white usually wants to play e5 (with tempo against the knight on f6) , which gains more space and also makes it harder for his pieces to be able to get back to the kingside later to defend (as well as liberating the light squared bishop). White's plan from here is Re1 - strengthening the e pawn and freeing the f1 square for the knight, Nf1 - preparing to transfer the knight to g4, h4 - gaining space and allowing the h2 square to be used by the knight, N1h2 (/N1f3 if applicable), Ng4 and white will provoke kingside weaknesses and then march the h pawn and potentially the g pawn down the board.
Although I won't go into too much detail with black, he can either expand on the queenside with c5, b5-b4, a5-4-3 etc. or fianchetto on the kingside and look for play in the centre.
todays pro. is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo easly
Giving way for the pieces to move
pawn f3 good for me
KID and KIA have both high numbers for white... I wonder why
I like this opening, if I was black(and white do this opening)
I feel like I get more ideas from the comments then the actual defense sometimes.
i have been playing with an attacking opening for last 1 year but at present it is not useful. i just want to say that please change ur openings in small period of time.
I lost 3 games i played agaisnt kIA as black.. my fav with black is french and yet was taken to cleaners. It made me study but still against a skillful opponent it is difficult to defend king side. Problem with blitz is more acute as there are many threats and combinations u often overlook to ur peril
But this blocks in the bishop
Cant just bring the white bishop out Dallas. Bc4 or Bb5 you'll be harrassed and pushed around losing alot of time in the opening. Besides this opening is called the Kings indian attack. White bishop will be on g2.
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