Chinese Squeeze: Jiangxi vs Fan 2012

Aug 12, 2013, 8:44 AM |

I found this game because I was curious about how Bu Jiangxi the Chinese prodigy handled the Fianchetto line in the King's Indian as white.  In this game, which occurred last year, "Boo-boo" stabilized the center, shifted to the Queenside, and then shifted back to the center, grabbing more and more space all the way.

By move 45, Jiangxi's opponent had almost no room for all his pieces.

If you play through this game and read the annotations, you will get a good introduction to some of the key ideas and piece placements in this flexible line in the King's Indian.