Kings Indian Attack strategy and ideas

  • #1

    Hey guys,

    I've been playing the KID for quite a while, and being a huge fan of those pawn storm/pawn-locked/race positions in the classical mainline, I was wondering whether you could achieve some similar attack as white playing a KIA set up? I know that the KIA positions are somewhat different because of the move order advantage, but does anyone have an example game where there is a pawn lock and white initiates an attack against black's king?

    I think the core question I'm also asking is what are the main themes/strategies for white in the KIA? Example games would be amazing!

     

    James.

  • #2

    In the KIA I believe white usually attack's with pieces, not pawns.

  • #3

    Oh, this is a very simple question to answer.

    Get yourself a decent KIA book (say Henley, although it's not very well laid-out), study the games of Tigran Vartanovich, and improve your positional play.

    The KIA is mainly a nonchallenging, POSITIONAL opening, not a wild tactical one, as many people tend to believe.

  • #4

    Thanks, I just ordered a book on the KIA! But where does one find the games Tigran Petrosian used the KIA?

  • #5
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  • #6

    My teacher recommended against studying the games of Petrosian, because he just played too passively, and not in a good way.

  • #7
    ozzie_c_cobblepot wrote:

    My teacher recommended against studying the games of Petrosian, because he just played too passively, and not in a good way.    

     

     

    Anything is better than nothing at the moment! Do you know how to access Tigran's games in the KIA?

  • #8
    ozzie_c_cobblepot wrote:

    My teacher recommended against studying the games of Petrosian, because he just played too passively, and not in a good way.

    You can tell your teacher that he is a moron.

  • #9

    Where do I get access to Petrosians KIA games?

  • #10
    pfren wrote:
    ozzie_c_cobblepot wrote:

    My teacher recommended against studying the games of Petrosian, because he just played too passively, and not in a good way.

    You can tell your teacher that he is a moron.

    You are not increasing his chances to ever get a degree Laughing

    Where are the times that people respected their teachers?

  • #11
    pfren wrote:
    ozzie_c_cobblepot wrote:

    My teacher recommended against studying the games of Petrosian, because he just played too passively, and not in a good way.

    You can tell your teacher that he is a moron.

    lol!

  • #12
    pfren wrote:
    ozzie_c_cobblepot wrote:

    My teacher recommended against studying the games of Petrosian, because he just played too passively, and not in a good way.

    You can tell your teacher that he is a moron.

    Nice try.

  • #13

    I would say, as a simple way to review petrosian's KIA games, 365chess.com. You can use opening explorers, explore specific chess players, etc. I gave a $10 donation there and has given some pretty cool features. Like buiding your own personal database with move explorer that illustrates your win percentages per move. i suspect by the end of the year it will prove useful. 

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