Fischer's King's Indian Attack

Fischer's King's Indian Attack‎

GM gmarunchess
78 | Opening Theory

 by GM Magesh and GM Arun

This week we shall see the King's Indian Attack by Robert James Fischer, who is considered by many to be the greatest player of all time. Fischer employed the King's Indian Defence with the black side frequently and tried the reverse structure once in a while. But to study the KIA it is important to study the games of Fischer. 


KIA is a basic structure which can be used with White against many of Black's systems like Sicilian, Caro-Kann, French etc. White launches an attack on the Kingside by holding the queenside as long as possible and directly goes for the KING!


Today's game is Fischer,R-Panno,O Buenos Aires 1970. In this game White managed to initiate an attack on the Kingside and mated him before Black could even start an attack on the Queenside. White's exchange plan went well as he kept enough pieces to attack and checkmate the king.




This game is a clean model example of White's play. He just stopped Black's activity on the Queen side and launched an attack on the King side. Black wasted a few moves and those moves proved to be the vital factor to decide the outcome of the game. Since Black did not manage to create any counter play for himself and was left in a purely defensive role which was pretty difficult in practical play, the situation was simply impossible against the mighty Fischer. Readers who prefer original play instead of long opening lines can use this system.

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