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The King’s Indian Defense is one of the most popular openings ever because it is extremely dynamic and allows black chances to fight aggressively for the win against 1. d4. Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn has been playing the King’s Indian Defense for nearly 20 years and in the below chess video excerpt from the chess DVD ¨The King’s Indian Defense 6. …Na6 System¨ he explains his intimate knowledge of this complicated opening system, specifically focusing on a very interesting sideline that has recently risen to extreme popularity – diverging from the main lines with 6. …Na6. In this introductory video from the chess DVD, GM Perelshteyn demonstrates the main ideas of this variation with special emphasis placed on the thematic maneuvers and breaks for black. Although many variations and concepts of the 6. …Na6 system are very similar to the main lines of the King’s Indian Defense, GM Perelshteyn is quick to point out the differences and advantages offered by this sideline. In the following chess video excerpt from the chess DVD ¨The King’s Indian Defense 6. …Na6 System¨ Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn will introduce the main concepts of this effective sideline and how you can begin playing it with great success against 1. d4.
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