The King’s Indian Defense is a chess opening for Black against 1.d4 and occurs after the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 (see the diagram on the right).
It is is a popular opening choice at all levels and the choice of players looking to win as Black against 1.d4.
The reason for this is that many positions in the King’s Indian Defense promise Black more active play than in most other openings. Black is able to avoid early simplifications and can enter unbalanced positions, which allows him to play for more than equality.
From club players to Super-GMs like Hikaru Nakamura, Teimour Radjabov or Garry Kasparov, you regularly see this opening arising on the chess board. Kasparov even used it to great effect in last year’s Ultimate Blitz event against Caruana, Nakamura, and Wesley So.
King’s Indian Defense: Win Against The Four Pawns Attack With Black
GM Damian Lemos, the face of iChess.net and a renowned expert on the Reti Opening who also published a course on this opening, has produced a series of videos on the different variations in the Reti Opening.
In this iChess Club exclusive video, GM Damian Lemos takes a look at the variation where White plays the Four Pawns Attack against the King’s Indian Defense. The variation occurs after the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4.
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