Mastery: Openings

Learn the King's Indian Defense

Learn the King's Indian Defense

The King's Indian Defense is possibly Black's best way to play for a win against 1.d4. White gets a space advantage, but Black frequently gets a powerful kingside attack in a blocked position.

  • Learn the King's Indian Defense

    Learn the Essential of the King's Indian Defense with an educational video on move order, pawn structures and key themes to know.

    • 19 min
    • 10 challenges
  • King's Indian Defense Thematic Tactics

    The King's Indian Defense is a complicated opening with numerous tactical opportunities for both sides. See if you can find winning tactics for Black and White.

    • 10 challenges
  • The King's Indian Defense Model Game: Gelfand vs Nakamura

    Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura is one of the leading proponents of the King's Indian Defense for Black and has won many brilliant games. See if you can find the moves in this 2010 game against World Championship Challenger, Boris Gelfand.

    • 1 challenge
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