King’s Indian Masterpieces – IM Bryan Smith

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Tremendous King’s Indians!

In this opening taken from the ChessLecture series, Bryan teaches us about the Sameisch King’s Indian masterpieces. He uses Chigilida vs. Smirin Baku, 2009, to show the reasons behind it and explain the general plans. Bryan provides a good overview for beginners, while advanced players will enjoy Bryan’s explanation of Black’s later opening plans where he goes into some detail on the ‘Bronstein Queen Sacrifice’. Smirin plays the ‘Panno Variation’ following it up with a plan of …Nh5, trying to intimidate White when Black will argue ‘that White is over extended.’ Bryan shows that there are many ways to use the KID bishop even if Black plays his pawn to e5.

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