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King's Indian Defense

The King's Indian Defense is one of the most popular openings for black against 1. d4. It's considered very sharp in most lines. In the King's Indian Defense, sometimes referred to as KID, black plays a quick c5 or e5 (or both) and leaves the centre to white. Both sides usually castle short. White takes space on the queenside and tries to break there. Black usually tries to attack on the kingside by putting most of the pieces on this side of the board and banking on a effective pawn storm after a rather early f5. Due to it's imbalance and many tactical opportunities the King's Indian is considered a very dynamic and complex opening, that best suits attacking players. World champions Garry Kasparov, Bobby Fischer and Mikhail Tal played the KID with great success. Nowadays attacking players Hikaru Nakamura and Ding Liren use it on a regular basis if they are up for a real fight. If you like to learn this opening with the black pieces there are some real experts e.g. Vasilios Kotronias, Ilya Smirin and Victor Bologan. As a d4-player it is no unnecessary luxury to have a concrete plan against the King's Indian. Chess authors Boris Avrukh, Eric Montany and Damian Lemos amongst others can help you on your way. So if you're up for a real fight, try the King's Indian.



The King's Indian Defence: Move By Move (everyman Chess) - Collins, Sam
2017 Everyman Chess The King's Indian Defence: Move By Move (everyman Chess)-Collins, Sam

Why play the King’s Indian? In the introduction of this book author Sam Collins explains why he’s a true KKID-adept. He points out that black plays for three results. In general white d4-players tend to be more on the solid side, and therefore usually don’t like wild, attacking games. Of course there are systems within this opening where white can play with less risks, but these normally don’t pose a threat for the second player. On top of that, the KID is an universal opening.
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King's Indian Warfare - Smirin, Ilya
2016 Quality Chess King's Indian Warfare-Smirin, Ilya

The King’s Indian player is a fighter, a tactical player who doesn’t appear at the board for a quick draw. In other words, the black player is ready for some warfare over the board. This opening is simply warfare, as the title indicates. The book is a highly personal publication from Ilya Smirin about his approach to the King’s Indian, containing his games and his tips and tricks, as well as personal advices how to approach games and how to handle certain situations.
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Bologan's King's Indian - Bologan, Victor
2017 New In Chess Bologan's King's Indian-Bologan, Victor

Since the 1940’s the King’s Indian is a popular opening which constantly develops his theory and strategic approach. Many top players have adopted the opening, and also on club level the love for this particular opening is long lasting. The KID is a living organism, according to the author, and theory on both sides is constantly moving forward. Victor Bologan made a practical guide, not forgetting about the objectively less serious lines, where the surprise value plays an important role.
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Starting Out: King's Indian (starting Out - Everyman Chess) - Gallagher, Joe
2002 Everyman Chess Starting Out: King's Indian (starting Out - Everyman Chess)-Gallagher, Joe

If somebody only knows the rules of chess and this person asks you to show a nice game, chances are high you will show him a King’s Indian-game. This opening offers everything that makes the game beautiful: attacking chances for both sides on both flanks, strategic and tactical motives; fire on the board. Normally pieces stay at the board for a long time, and both colours play for three results. That’s why many players that are new to the game choose to play the KID.
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The King's Indian According To Tigran Petrosian - Yanvarjov, Igor
2019 Russell Enterprises, Inc. The King's Indian According To Tigran Petrosian-Yanvarjov, Igor

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1.d4: King’s Indian & Grunfeld (grandmaster Repertoire) - Avrukh, Boris
2018 Quality Chess 1.d4: King’s Indian & Grunfeld (grandmaster Repertoire)-Avrukh, Boris

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Opening Repertoire: The Modern Sämisch: Combating The King’s Indian And Benoni With 6 Bg5! (everyman Chess) - Montany, Eric, Sadler, Matthew
2017 Everyman Chess Opening Repertoire: The Modern Sämisch: Combating The King’s Indian And Benoni With 6 Bg5! (everyman Chess)-Montany, Eric Sadler, Matthew

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Kotronias On The King's Indian: Saemisch & The Rest (volume 5) - Kotronias, Vassilios
2017 Quality Chess Kotronias On The King's Indian: Saemisch & The Rest (volume 5)-Kotronias, Vassilios

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King's Indian Defense E60-99: 837 Characteristic Chess Puzzles - Harvey, Bill
2017 Independent King's Indian Defense E60-99: 837 Characteristic Chess Puzzles-Harvey, Bill

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Kotronias On The King's Indian: Classical Systems (volume 4) - Kotronias, Vassilios
2016 Quality Chess Kotronias On The King's Indian: Classical Systems (volume 4)-Kotronias, Vassilios

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Kotronias On The King's Indian: Mar Del Plata I - Kotronias, Vassilios
2015 Quality Chess Kotronias On The King's Indian: Mar Del Plata I-Kotronias, Vassilios

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Kotronias On The King's Indian: Mar Del Plata Ii (volume Three) - Kotronias, Vassilios
2015 Quality Chess Kotronias On The King's Indian: Mar Del Plata Ii (volume Three)-Kotronias, Vassilios

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Opening Repertoire: The Fianchetto System: Weapons For White Against The King's Indian And Grünfeld - Lemos, Damian
2014 Everyman Chess Opening Repertoire: The Fianchetto System: Weapons For White Against The King's Indian And Grünfeld-Lemos, Damian

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Kotronias On The King's Indian: Fianchetto Systems (volume 1) - Kotronias, Vassilios
2013 Quality Chess Kotronias On The King's Indian: Fianchetto Systems (volume 1)-Kotronias, Vassilios

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Winning Pawn Play In The Indian Defenses - Marinho, Henrique
2012 Mongoose Press Winning Pawn Play In The Indian Defenses-Marinho, Henrique

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Attacking Chess: The King's Indian (everyman Chess) (volume 2) - Vigorito, David
2011 Everyman Chess Attacking Chess: The King's Indian (everyman Chess) (volume 2)-Vigorito, David

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Wojo's Weapons: Winning With White, Vol. 2 (volume 2) - Ippolito, Dean, Hilton, Jonathan
2011 Mongoose Press Wojo's Weapons: Winning With White, Vol. 2 (volume 2)-Ippolito, Dean Hilton, Jonathan

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Classical King's Indian Uncovered - Panczyk, Krzysztof, Ilczuk, Jacek
2009 Everyman Chess Classical King's Indian Uncovered-Panczyk, Krzysztof Ilczuk, Jacek

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Dangerous Weapons: The King's Indian: Dazzle Your Opponents! (everyman Chess) - Flear, Glenn, Palliser, Richard, Dembo, Yelena
2009 Everyman Chess Dangerous Weapons: The King's Indian: Dazzle Your Opponents! (everyman Chess)-Flear, Glenn Palliser, Richard Dembo, Yelena

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How To Play The King's Indian Defence - Levy, David N. L., O'connell, Kevin J.
2009 Ishi Press How To Play The King's Indian Defence-Levy, David N. L. O'connell, Kevin J.

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Fighting The Anti-king's Indians: How To Handle White's Tricky Ways Of Avoiding The Main Lines (everyman Chess) - Dembo, Yelena
2008 Everyman Chess Fighting The Anti-king's Indians: How To Handle White's Tricky Ways Of Avoiding The Main Lines (everyman Chess)-Dembo, Yelena

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Sämisch King's Indian Uncovered (everyman Chess) - Alexander Cherniaev
2008 Everyman Chess Sämisch King's Indian Uncovered (everyman Chess)-Alexander Cherniaev

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Starting Out: The King's Indian - Gallagher, Joe
2007 Everyman Chess Starting Out: The King's Indian-Gallagher, Joe

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Beating The King's Indian And Grünfeld (everyman Chess) - Taylor, Timothy
2006 Everyman Chess Beating The King's Indian And Grünfeld (everyman Chess)-Taylor, Timothy

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Play The King's Indian: A Complete Repertoire For Black In This Most Dynamic Of Openings - Gallagher, Joe
2004 Everyman Chess Play The King's Indian: A Complete Repertoire For Black In This Most Dynamic Of Openings-Gallagher, Joe

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Offbeat King's Indian: Lesser Known Tries To Counter This Most Popular Of Defences - Panczyk, Krzysztof, Ilczuk, Jacek
2004 Everyman Chess Offbeat King's Indian: Lesser Known Tries To Counter This Most Popular Of Defences-Panczyk, Krzysztof Ilczuk, Jacek

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The Unconventional King's Indian - Watson, John
2004 Hardinge Simpole The Unconventional King's Indian-Watson, John

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The Complete King's Indian (hardinge Simpole Chess Classics) - Keene, Raymond, Jacobs, Byron
2003 Hardinge Simpole The Complete King's Indian (hardinge Simpole Chess Classics)-Keene, Raymond Jacobs, Byron

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