The King’s Indian Attack and Defense bundle is two complete repertoires in one bundle. It combines FM Kamil Plichta’s 1.e4 based King’s Indian Attack repertoire for White with his King’s Indian Defense repertoire against 1.d4 for Black.
Reign Supreme: The King’s Indian Attack
“Reign Supreme: The King’s Indian Attack” is all about dodging your opponent’s opening preparation, by avoiding main lines and getting Black straight out of book into a longer, positional, strategic game. You keep the pieces on the board and a complex middle game ensues!
Play like Fischer or Kasparov
It was one of Bobby Fischer’s favorite systems to play, as well as the famous chess coach and instructor, Mark Dvoretsky!
Plichta’ s KIA repertoire is a standalone repertoire, built around the move order: 1.e4 2.d3 3.Nd2 4.Ngf3 5.g3 6.Bg2 7.O-O. It is a standalone repertoire, but it is also a great addition for any 1.e4 player looking to add a simplified, positional set-up against the Sicilian or French!
The KIA offers:
✔️ Very few forced lines: meaning your opponent won’t be able to prepare with computer-like variations and you can outplay him or her in the middlegame and endgame.
✔️ Easy to learn: This opening is based more on plans and understanding than precise calculations.
✔️King safety guaranteed: Yes, you read that right! In the lines FM Plichta has chosen, attacks on your monarch are always objectively bad for your opponent.
✔️Hard to go wrong: If you make an inaccuracy or a mistake it usually means that you either lose the initiative or just guarantee equal chances for your opponent. On the other hand, if Black goes wrong – he is often mated!
Stun Your Opponents with:
- Long-diagonal Domination. The g2 bishop is going to be your favorite piece! So many squares come under threat: a8, c6, even h7 via e4. You will see how quickly attacks can take shape after stunning sacrifices like Nxc4! (diagram) – even letting the queen be taken!
- Deep Prophylaxis. Every time your opponent gets a tactical idea… they realize it doesn’t work! FM Plichta has cleverly designed this repertoire to prevent any nasty tactical tricks – each one is fully explained so you don’t have to rely on memorizing move-orders.
- Killer Formations. The standard King’s Indian Attack formation stays the same 80% of the time. What you will learn is how to optimize that formation to combat Black’s setup (Sicilian, French, etc.) in the most effective way. All plans and attacks explained.
So, choose FM Kamil Plichta’s King’s Indian Attack and reign supreme.
Too Hot To Handle: The King’s Indian Defense
FM Kamil Plichta doesn’t play the King’s Indian Defense to equalize. He plays the KID to win games! And so should you.
In this full KID repertoire, a complete repertoire against 1.d4, Chessable’s Polish powerhouse presents his ultimate sizzling hot response to White.
FM Plichta’s Too Hot To Handle trainer is all about getting some heat on the board early. Here, the author has made that his mission.
FM Kamil Plichta ‘s “Too Hot To Handle: The King’s Indian Defense” repertoire wasn’t designed to equalize against 1.d4 out of the opening. It was designed to win games! And, he spent the past 15 years designing and refining his repertoire to get it just right.
Why play the King’s Indian Defense?
The KID is a hypermodern opening which means Black doesn’t follow one of the basic chess principles: to fight for the center from the start of the game. Black’s basic concept is to let White take over the center and lure the opponent into a false sense of security. Then, Black fights back with active pieces.
The best defense is…a counterattack!
The KID is a fiery opening that is beloved of attacking players. Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov were two of the greatest players ever and huge KID fans. But before them, Geller, Gligoric, Stein, and Bronstein were all devotees. And, more recently Hikaru Nakamura, Radjabov, and the young firebrand Alireza Firouzja have employed it, with devastating effects.
Plichta’s take on the KID avoids a ton of mainlines. Plichta simplified his system in an original way that packs a punch and yet it is highly original.
A simplified and highly original repertoire
FM Plichta brings new ideas to the KID but has also deliberately simplified his lines to make the choices uncomfortable for White.
♞ Avoid theory with 7… exd4 in the Classical;
♞ f7-f5 break only recommended when it gives an advantage or is necessary;
♞ White needs to play very precisely to get any edge;
♞ Sidelines in almost every variation explored;
♞ Less popular lines deliberately chosen when they are equally strong;
♞ Chapters are ordered from the most popular lines to sidelines;
♞ A full 1.d4 repertoire for Black;
♞ Original lines and variations that have never been published;
♞ Database statistics for White after every theoretical move.
Plus, the course also comes with a Quickstarter Guide to get you firing on all cylinders in no time!
FM Plichta’s Too Hot To Handle repertoire is fiery and intense to face. Let your opponent take the heat while you stay cool.
As FM Plichta says, less theory = more fun!
FM Kamil Plichta is a very experienced author, he knows all the tricks to get the best out of his courses.
“I wish you a wonderful journey with the King’s Indian Defence. Let this wonderful opening guide you as well as it has guided me for more than 15 years.”
– Kamil Plichta, Koszalin 2019