E70 Kings Indian Defense
The King's Indian Defence is a common chess opening. It arises after the moves:
Black intends to follow up with 3...Bg7 and 4...d6. The Grünfeld Defence arises when Black plays 3...d5 instead, and is considered a separate opening. White's major third move options are 3.Nc3, 3.Nf3 or 3.g3, with both the King's Indian and Grünfeld playable against these moves.
In this video, the commentor covers 4 of the 5 main variations:
Averbach - 2:10
Classical - 5:05
Samisch - 7:20
Fianchetto - 9:30
General Notes -
- White builds a strong center.
- Black foregoes center control for quick development. He will work to control the center with his minor pieces the follow-up with his pawns.
- Black has a solid king side defense.
- Passive but solid opening for black. Blach should be prepared to respond to what white plays rather than trying to take the initiative.
Classical Variation - 5.nf3 O-O 6.Be2 e5
My Take -
d4 and d-file in general.
Wants to control f4 and f5.
Watch for sharp white Q-side attacks.
If you have not done so, please take a few minutes to read about my opening study plan.
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