The King’s Indian Defense is a popular opening choice at all levels and is 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 chessboard.
In this exclusive iChess Club video, however, King’s Indian Defense expert GM Damian Lemos takes a close look at how White should play against this opening. As someone who has relied upon the King’s Indian Defense throughout his chess career, he certainly knows the toughest challenges it can come under.
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