The King’s Indian is an opening, where Black deliberately allows White control of the center with his pawns, with the view to subsequently challenging it with the moves …e5 or …c5. Until the mid-1930s, it was generally regarded as highly suspect, but the analysis and play of three strong Ukrainian players in particular—Alexander Konstantinopolsky, Isaac Boleslavsky, and David Bronstein—helped to make the defense much more respected and popular. It is a dynamic opening, exceptionally complex.
International Master Bryan Smith explains strategies to beat one of the oldest defenses.
Content: 1.1 hours of chess theory and discussion, with example games, over a series of 2 lectures.
Recommended for: Advanced Players.
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Chess Fans have said: Excellent lecture, game and system. Keep them coming. Really liked the system you were recommending! Looking forward to trying it soon. Very comprehensive review of all critical variations. NICE! Excellent as usual! I appreciated the linkage you noted of actions occurring on various parts of the board being related.
IM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and currently resides in Philadelphia, PA. Some of his accomplishments include clear first in the 2008 National Chess Congress, first place in the 2006 U.S. Masters (qualifying to the 2007 U.S. Championship) and first place in the 2008 King’s Island Open, as well as winning many other Grand Prix tournaments. He was on the national champion UMBC chess team from 1999 to 2001. Bryan is the highest rated player ever from Alaska.
A Poisonous System Against the KID Fianchetto, Part I
Run Time: 31 mins 31 seconds
A Poisonous System Against the KID Fianchetto, Part II (In Practice): Juraj Lipka vs. Bryan Smith
Run Time: 38 mins 23 seconds
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