E70 Kings Indian Defense

E70 Kings Indian Defense

Jul 5, 2014, 10:57 PM |

The King's Indian Defence is a common chess opening. It arises after the moves:

1. d4 Nf6
2. c4 g6

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.

Wikipedia information about the KID

Videos -



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.

Variations -

Classical Variation - 5.nf3 O-O 6.Be2 e5

My Take -

White -

     Q-side expansion.

     d4 and d-file in general.

     Watch f4

 Black -

    K-side expansion


    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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