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White Opening with Reasons

royalspoil4
Sep 22, 2017, 4:56 PM 0
Against the Modern Defense, it's important to note that Black can push on Kingside with indiscretion so the traditional idea of holding on to Bishops at all costs is no longer key. Also moving Bishop twice is not bad when he decides not to castle.  Move Bishop then take space in center, then leverage unprotected King and protect Knight, then see that Nc4 is a threat
 
 
In this version of the KIA, it's important to take in the center space before getting boxed in and awkward
 
 
 
 

 

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