Opening literature for KID ?

  • #1

    Can anybody recommend a good book dealing with the main stratetic ideas in the KID both for White and Black ?

    Thanks !

  • #2

    Starting Out:  the King's Indian Defense,

     

    http://www.amazon.com/Starting-Out-Kings-Indian-Everyman/dp/1857442342

  • #3

    Thanks Blake !

    B.t.w. - you look like me ! Smile

  • #4
    Winnie_Pooh wrote:

    Can anybody recommend a good book dealing with the main stratetic ideas in the KID both for White and Black ?

    Thanks !


    Fundamental Chess Openings spends 28 large-format pages on the KID's ideas, and you get the same sort of treatment for all other openings as well.

  • #5
    Winnie_Pooh wrote:

    Thanks Blake !

    B.t.w. - you look like me !


    Your welcome.  We do look alike.  I didn't notice your FIDE rating when I made the recommendation.  I hope its not too basic for you.

  • #6
    blake78613 wrote:
    Winnie_Pooh wrote:

    Thanks Blake !

    B.t.w. - you look like me !


    Your welcome.  We do look alike.  I didn't notice your FIDE rating when I made the recommendation.  I hope its not too basic for you.Never


    Never mind - I will check it out anyhow. I just started experimenting with the KID. It is really fascinating but I am confused by the huge number of different lines, motives and set-ups. Therefore I am looking for some general guidelines.

  • #7

    Bronstein on the King's Indian is amazing.  The book changed my game a lot.  Truly a great book.  Takes a positional view of opening.

  • #8

    If you want a complete repertoire then there's nothing better than the recent 2 Attacking Chess the King's Indian volumes by David Vigorito. However if you're just looking for something basic then Starting out the King's Indian is ok but I think Golubev's Understanding the King's Indian would be better.

  • #9

    Thanks NextLvL, thanks everyone !

    I will start with Starting out - i have already ordered it.

  • #10

    The best book for Understanding structures etc is out of print--Mastering the King's Indian by Bellin and Ponztto--check used sources to see if a reasonable priced copy is available--Watson also does an excellent job of explaining the ideas in his recent Opening series

  • #11

    Or, I suggest  Logical Chess: Move by Move,

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