Mastery: Openings

Nakamura's King's Indian Defense

Nakamura's King's Indian Defense

Learn how to play the King's Indian from the games of the best King's Indian player in the World!

Learn how to play the King’s Indian Defense, one of the most exciting options against 1.d4. Simon Williams, the Ginger GM, will walk you through the most brilliant and instructive of Super GM, Hikarua Nakamura’s games. Each game will demonstrate a key idea so that you’re ready to win your own brilliancies in the KID! Attack right from the opening, with the Black pieces!

  • Learn the key attacking ideas in the King’s Indian Defense.
  • Learn a complete defense to White’s 1.d4, 2.c4 setups.

"All Hail The Ginger GM!!! Yet again you have taught me how to punish those who play 1.d4. Keep up the amazing work in your videos!!!!" - Chess.com user CMVB

  • 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...

    • 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...

    • 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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