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The King’s Indian Defense – Tournament Player’s Bundle

King's Indian Defense - Averbakh Variation - Gm Damian Lemos (ichess Club)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.

Here are the included courses:

The Video Encyclopedia of Chess Openings Vol#3 – The King’s Indian Defense – GM Damian Lemos (3 h 30 min)

You will learn all the subtleties of the KID, playing against the Four Pawns, the Averbakh, and the Sämisch Variations!

Recommendations for black:

  • Challenge White’s center with …c5! This gambit smashes open the position in our favor – suddenly our Bg7 is breathing FIRE down the long diagonal, our queen is pressuring c3, all our pieces jump into position, and we’re ready to attack the uncastled king.
  • Play on both sides of the board. White attacks on the queenside, Black on the kingside, right? Get better results by taking on White directly on the queenside while staying ready to pounce on the kingside.
  • Trusted setup. Keep things simple by sticking to similar setups against every variation. By learning this system inside-out, you will develop your intuitive feel for any position you end up in. Of course, you need to learn the exceptions too – and they are covered in the lessons.

kidb4And if you play with White, you will love the powerful lines you will learn:

  • Easy development.
  • Safe kingside.
  • BIG surprise factor. (What would you play here? Bd3? Be2? c4? The killer move, incredibly, is b4!!)
  • A lethal queenside attack that 90% of your opponents will have no idea how to stop!

Bear in mind that most players will try their trusted King’s Indian setups (…d6 instead of …d5, for example). This plays right into our hands.

All the lessons will prove invaluable no matter which side of the King’s Indian you’re on.

Every move, every line, has been checked by the engine and tested in practice.

Dominate 1. d4 with the King’s Indian Defense – Chess DVD Bundle (19 h)

FM Alisa MelekhinaFrom a seemingly cramped position, Black uses pawn breaks and thematic piece maneuvers to create hugely powerful attacks against the White King.

Sacrifices and brilliant, unexpected moves are common in this exciting opening – but it is essential to understand the intricacies of it properly.

A lack of knowledge will leave Black with a passive and restricted position and White will win as they please.

Thankfully you have the expertise you need to crush White and get many spectacular wins with “Dominate 1. d4 with the King’s Indian Defense”, a bundle of 5 DVDs presented by King’s Indian specialists.

By focusing the instruction on core concepts, attacking formations and plans the presenters make sure you will understand the King’s Indian far better than your opponent does – by the time they realize what is happening, it will be too late!

If you want a versatile and aggressive response to 1.d4 then “Dominate 1. d4 with the King’s Indian Defense” is the perfect solution.


1. Dominate White with the King’s Indian Defense 6. ..Na6 System
2. Conquer with the King’s Indian Defense
3. Crushing White with the King’s Indian Defense
4. Dominating 1.d4 with the Kings Indian Defense
5. Club Player’s Guide to the Kings Indian Defense

How To Beat the King’s Indian Defense – IM Nazi Paikidze

How To Beat The King's Indian Defense – Im Nazi Paikidze
How To Beat the King’s Indian Defense – IM Nazi Paikidze

The King‘s Indian Defense is a popular and ambitious chess opening for Black against 1.d4. Many 1.d4 players don’t like facing this opening because of its complex and counterattacking character.

No worries – help is at hand. In this 3 hour course, 2018 U.S. Women’s Chess Champion, IM Nazi Paikidze (Peak Rating 2455), deals with the King’s Indian Defense from White’s point of view.

IM Paikidze analyzes the best ways to counter this dynamic opening, providing you with several easy-to-learn and effective setups to crush those King’s Indian players!

By diving deep into 5 different variations for White, ranging from the super-solid Fianchetto System to the wildly complicated Classical Variation, IM Paikidze helps you choose the ideal setup for your playing style, the tournament situation, and other personal preferences.

Studying these five variations will give you a complete understanding of battling the King’s Indian Defense and IM Paikidze trains you in all the typical recurring tactical and positional patterns for both sides.

Smashing 1.d4 Players with The Kings Indian Defense – GM Bryan Smith

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The King’s Indian Defense is a dynamic attacking response to 1.d4 and was favored by historical legends such as Bronstein, Fischer, Tal, and Kasparov.

In a counterintuitive approach, you’ll happily allow white to occupy the center with a massive pawn wall, only to target it later with your own pawn strikes that blow open the position to your benefit.

The best thing is that when playing this opening, you’ll attack with all the aggression you feel necessary, and score your black wins via devastating piece sacrifices, pawn storms and kingside invasions that lead to fast checkmates.

In a word: there is never a boring game!

In this course, Grandmaster Bryan Smith reveals how you can use this opening to storm the enemy king, fend off and swat away white’s positional squeeze play and win your games in brilliant style.

And to assure that you’re fully prepared and armed to the teeth, GM Smith covers ALL modern theory in detail, provides detailed strategic plans, reveals the typical piece sacrifices and even shares the “spirit” you should play your games in.

Chess Openings for Black: Classical King’s Indian Defense

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Kasparov and Fischer loved it. Engines hate it. The King’s Indian Defense is an enigma.

Black gives up space and has to tip-toe around, trying to free their pieces. And yet somehow the second player often wins brilliantly.

What is going on?

Openings expert GM Marian Petrov explains that Black’s position is full of hidden power – BUT that power can only be released with perfectly timed breaks and devious maneuvers.

His new 4-hour course aims to teach you the secrets of the Classical King’s Indian Defense (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5) with a blend of theory, explanations, and model games.

Whether you want better results in this opening as White or Black, this is the training you need.

Chess Tactics in The King’s Indian Defense – GM Bryan Smith

The King’s Indian Defense - Gm Bryan Smith [80/20 Tactics]
The King’s Indian Defense – GM Bryan Smith [80/20 Tactics]

If you want to know an opening, you should be familiar with its typical positional ideas and remember the most important theoretical lines. But this is not enough.

Every opening has its own stock of tactical motives. Therefore, you also have to know the typical tactical patterns which frequently recur in your opening.

GM Bryan Smith’s course on the essential chess tactics in the King’s Indian Defense gives you a complete understanding of typical tactical patterns for both sides. Even if you only play the King’s Indian as Black, it’s important to know the opportunities available to White so you can prevent them!

The KID is a complex and rewarding opening where White enjoys more space but Black has a number of surprising methods to lay siege to the enemy position, often resulting in brilliant wins.

GM Bryan Smith explains the mechanics behind some of the most powerful tactics in Grandmaster play before giving detailed commentary on 2 of his own games.

Lemos Deep Dive: King’s Indian Defense


Put your opponent on the defensive with the classic counter-attacking weapon against 1.d4, the King’s Indian Defense – the choice of World Champions from Bobby Fischer to Garry Kasparov.

In this comprehensive 9-hour Deep Dive course, GM Damian Lemos reveals all you need to know to become an expert in the King’s Indian Defense (1.d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7), demonstrating how to combat each of the main White variations in turn.

The active King’s Indian Defense repertoire recommended by GM Lemos will frustrate White players used to trying their pet lines while giving Black excellent chances to play for a win in all variations.

The King’s Indian Defense is the definitive answer to 1.d4 and will serve you well for the whole of your playing career. If you want an opening system that your opponents will fear and will produce attacking wins by the bucketload, master the King’s Indian Defense with GM Damian Lemos’ Deep Dive course!

King’s Indian for Black – IM David Vigorito

What is the “The King’s Indian”? King’s Indian is a modern dynamic opening, exceptionally complex.

On this DVD, IM David Vigorito explains many variations of the King’s Indian including: Classical, Saemisch, Fianchetto, Four Pawns Attack, Averbach and Hungarian Variation.

Content: 2.3 hours in a series of 5 lectures.

Recommended for: Advanced Players

IM David Vigorito is the 2007 Massachusetts Champion. He has been the state champion of New Hampshire and Nevada. David rated at 2479 in USCF and is the Champion of the Boylston (Boston) Chess Club. He played in the 2006 U.S. Championship after finishing in a tie for 3rd place at the U.S. Open in Phoenix. David is a successful chess author – his Challenging the Nimzo-Indian is very well received by critics and players alike.


King’s Indian Defense: Classical Variation
Part 1: Runtime 29 mins 32 seconds

King’s Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation
Part 2: Runtime 21 mins 05 seconds

King’s Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation
Part 3: Runtime 22 mins 40 seconds

King’s Indian Defense: Four Pawns Attack
Part 4: Runtime 38 mins 59 seconds

King’s Indian Defense: Averbach & Hungarian Variation
Part 5: Runtime 20 mins 59 seconds

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King’s Indian for Black Lectures 6-9 – IM David Vigorito

International Master David Vigorito explains many variations of the King’s Indian including: Orthodox Variation: Modern System, Bayonet Attack, Glek Defense. Favored by Fischer and Kasparov, the King’s Indian is a modern dynamic opening, exceptionally complex. A popular choice since its introduction into competitive chess in the early 20th century. This DVD is a continuation of David’s series on the subject ( See King’s Indian for Black for the first 5 lectures).

Content: 103 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 4 lectures. PGN Included.

Recommended for: Advanced Players.

Users rated this series: 4.02 out of 5

Chess Fans have said: Really terrific lecture! Absolutely mandatory viewing for the KID player.

Opening Trends 2: The Kings Indian – IM David Vigorito

Opening Trends is an exciting series where IM David Vigorito examines how tournament chess is changing, nuances in the game are coming into play and exciting trends are being set.

Opening Trends series, David – who calls the Kings Indian “The Great Equalizer” – analyzes the Kings Indian, Saemisch and how it is regaining popularity because white is less afraid of it.

He also looks at the trendy new ideas for White in the Bayonet, and a topical line for Black in the Bayonet, and reviews Carlsen playing the Averbakh Variation and a line that Nakamura plays in the KID.

Content: 119 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 6 lectures. PGN Included.

Recommended for: Intermediate Players.

Users rated this series: 4.30 out of 5

Chess Fans have said: great video! I have been struggling recently against the KID and this has provided a useful update on the Samisch mainline.

IM David Vigorito was the 2007 Massachusetts Champion, as well as the state champion of New Hampshire and Nevada. He was the Champion of the Boylston (Boston) Chess Club, with a USCF rating of 2479. David played in the 2006 U.S. Championship after finishing in a tie for 3rd place at the U.S. Open in Phoenix. He is a successful chess author – his Challenging the Nimzo-Indian was very well received by critics and players alike, and his second book, Play the Semi-Slav, was eagerly anticipated. David is an active chess coach for students at all ages and levels.

King’s Indian: Main Line 9.Nd2, 9.Ne1, 9.b4 – GM Leonid Kritz

GM Kritz outlines several variations of the King’s Indian including The Mar del Plata variation of the King’s Indian 9. Nd2. No longer as popular as it once was, it is still played rather frequently even at the top levels of chess. The third most popular white move and has been played by contemporary grandmasters Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand. Orthodox, Aronin–Taimanov 9.Ne1 named for Mark Taimanov vs Lev Aronin Moscow 1952. GM Tigran Petrosian said “ for Kings Indian Players, this game made people think that the King’s Indian was at it’s demise. The Bayonet Attack 9. b4 which has many forks in the road.

Content: 131 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 6 lectures. PGN Included.

Recommended for: Advanced Players.

Users rated this series: 5.00 out of 5

Chess Fans have said: Brilliant video. Excellent Video!

GM Leonid Kritz was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1984. He started playing chess at age of 4, at Spartak Moscow Chess School. Youth World Champion under 16 in 1999, he became Grandmaster at the age of 19 years in 2003. He participated at FIDE World Cup in 2004, represented Germany at Chess Olympiad 2004, and played in the European Team Championships 2005 and 2007. Leonid was co-winner of SPICE Cup 2008 – at that time the strongest round-robin tournament in US history.

Cutting Edge King’s Indian Defense – GM Robin van Kampen

Cutting Edge King's Indian Defense - Gm Robin Van Kampen

A comprehensive guide to modern King’s Indian Defense theory! Rising Dutch star GM Robin van Kampen will teach you everything he knows about this dynamic defense against 1.d4.

Gain a deep understanding of the King’s Indian Defence and be prepared for all the critical lines.

In this terrific DVD, GM Robin van Kampen shows us all about the most aggressive response against white’s 1. d4 opening. It is the ultra-aggressive King’s Indian Defense.

This opening starts off with the series of moves 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 0-0 and is considered one of the most challenging responses to 1. d4.

Usually white wants to play a quiet, positional game when playing 1. d4 but this opening quickly takes the game into attacking waters with little chance for white to slow the game down. Especially if he is not prepared to face this opening, it will give him plenty of problems.

The Kings Indian Defense (16-Part Series) – IM John Watson

The King's Indian Defense (16 Part Series) - Im John Watson
The King’s Indian Defense – IM John Watson

A masterclass from one of the most skilled and instructive chess instructors on the planet.

Sixteen videos covering the main lines of this hypermodern defense. John gives you a clear picture of how to play this opening, covering the key concepts, the squares to fight for, and the most popular variations.

In doing so, John explains not only what are Black’s objectives, but White’s too!

In must-win situations, the Kings Indian Defense has been trusted by World Champions, such as Garry Kasparov, Bobby Fischer, and Mikhail Tal.

It’s a hypermodern defense, where Black builds a strong defense around the king and looks for counter-attacking chances in the middle game.

In this 16-video series, International Master John Watson gives you a complete picture of how to play this chess opening for black.

John analyzes the most popular variations including the advance variation with 7.d5 and other main lines.

The King’s Indian Defense Mastermind with GM Marian Petrov

The King’s Indian Defense Mastermind With Gm Marian PetrovGM Marian Petrov Reveals how to destroy 1.d4 in the unstoppable attacking style of Kasparov and Fischer… without having to remember hundreds of long variations.

When Kasparov and Fischer – 2 of the most single-minded winners in chess history – faced 1.d4 in the big games, they turned to the King’s Indian Defense.

Like the Sicilian, the King’s Indian Defense allows Black to unbalance the position and generate HUGE attacks… if you know what you’re doing.

Players who just fianchetto their bishop and hope for the best usually have to suffer with a cramped position for a long time.

However, learn the ingenious piece maneuvers, the killer pawn breaks and the sacrifices with which to blow open the position, and you’re in for a ton of fun!

Bulgarian GM Marian Petrov teaches you the secrets of this aggressive opening in his new 10-hour Mastermind!