Mastery: Openings

Nakamura's King's Indian Defense

Nakamura's King's Indian Defense

Join GM Simon Williams as he teaches how to play the exciting King's Indian Defense, using the best games of Hikaru Nakamura as a guide. Learn the attacking ideas that Nakamura used to beat other Super-Grandmasters in amazing style.

  • Hikaru Nakamura Teaches The KID

    Learn from the best! GM Hikaru Nakamura shows how it's done as he takes on GM Boris Gelfand on the Black side of his specialty - the King's Indian Defense. GM Simon Williams presents the game and demonstrates the core King's Indian strategies and tactics behind Nakamura's crushing moves.

    • 13 min
    • 5 challenges
  • The Magic Number

    In another brilliant display, GM Hikaru Nakamura's King's Indian Defense passes the test at the highest levels. See how he uses the "magic number" of pieces to assault GM Wesley So's kingside.

    • 18 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Attack and Defense

    Sometimes the King's Indian Defense seems to lead to one-sided play, but not today! Against former World Champion GM Viswanathan Anand, GM Hikaru Nakamura will have to walk a very fine line between defending and attacking. Enjoy this King's Indian game on the highest level!

    • 18 min
    • 5 challenges
  • A Taste of His Own Medicine

    Most days Hikaru Nakamura is the one winning with inspiring attacking play. In today's video, GM Simon Williams shows you how GM Benjamin Bok flipped the script and defeated Nakamura with his own exciting brand of attacking chess!

    • 15 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Four Pawns Attacked

    Every King's Indian defender must be ready to deal with an all-out assault from White. GM Peter Svidler comes after GM Hikaru Nakamura with four pawns, but Nakamura has all the answers. Watch to find out what they are!

    • 13 min
    • 5 challenges
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