You’ve chosen to play the King’s Indian, but how can you expect your games to proceed?
GM Rashad Babaev shows you some quintessential King’s Indian games so you can familiarize yourself with the ideas and goals of the opening.
Learn the common plans crucial for success in this dynamic opening. | Watch video
Do you know one of the most flexible openings against 1. d4?
GM Eugene Perelshteyn continues his theme on powerful attacking pawn chains with a lesson on the King’s Indian Defense, which is often the preferred system for aggressive players against the queen’s pawn opening.
GM Perelshteyn shows you all the relevant lines in this opening to achieve an attack with its signature central pawn chain. | Watch video
What were the best games and most beautiful tactics of 2014?
FM Mike Klein takes you through the most exciting and amazing positions of the year in this fun and easy-to-digest video.
Kick off the new year with a look back at the best chess from the last 12 months — and find out where FM Klein is licensed to be captain of a boat!
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Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn introduces a very original approach to the first stage of chess today, suggesting the idea of building a repertoire around "thematic principles" in the pawn structure, development patterns, and square control. His advice? Go after the dark squares! Eugene starts this new series designed to take you through his opening repertoire, and provide some great example games (a great KID Attack today) along the way! | Watch video
In the grand finale of Grandmaster Perelshteyn's video series we conclude our study of the main line 8.Be3 and 10.Re1. After witnessing several exciting variations -- one ending with a "picturesque" positioning of the Queen and two Knights -- we transition into the review of one of Eugene's own games against the talented IM-Elect Darwin Yang. We finally get to see some "crazy-attacking-action" by black. Go King's Indian! | Watch video
This weekend's featured video is served up fresh and hot courtesy of GM Eugene Perelshteyn! We continue our mission of adding a dangerous weapon to our repertoire as black against the likes of "1.d4 players" everywhere. Having learned the basic positional concepts behind the move 6...Na6 (to break in the center and strive for control over the d4 and c5 squares) -- it is now time to delve into the "tactical" variations of this line. White's main line, 8.Be3 is on the docket today! | Watch video
Looking for a weapon against 1.d4 as black? Look no further! Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn's three part video series on the King's Indian Defense provides a simple, clear-cut, and yet dynamic way of challenging white. Eugene's description of the positional ideas behind the tricky 6...Na6 variation are explained brilliantly, and they should be easy to understand for players of all levels. Enjoy the first video, and start developing your black repertoire! | Watch video