A Scrappy King's Indian Battle

GM Illingworth

Just like in yesterday's post, I have analysed a nice attacking win from a very recent Grandmaster game.

However, this one has some puzzles for you to solve!

Let's get right into them, and see if you can play as well as a Grandmaster!

Puzzle #1: A trap behind the scenes

Puzzle #2: Our Ideas and Their Ideas

Puzzle #3: Diffusing the Dynamite

Puzzle #4: Move Order Matters!

Puzzle #5: No rest for the wicked!

How did you go with the puzzles? As a reward for getting through them, here are my full notes to the game.

White may have won the opening battle, but Black won the war! That's a common story in the King's Indian Defence - Black will not always achieve equality, but he gets chances to fight for the initiative and attack. 

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