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spurtus 17 ( +1 | -1 )
Kings indian defense Anybody know of any good internet articles or guides for playing this opening?

If I search on the internet for it, I find a lot of books but no freebee guides.

kimbeldrv 12 ( +1 | -1 )
here's one
spurtus 47 ( +1 | -1 )

Quick question on the KID,

Can you/do you play it transposed starting with g6?... problem with nf6 is you can get roped into the alekhine defense, which I dont really want to play.

I thought there might be a flaw in the strategy in playing it transposed?... perhaps encouraging a diagonally opposite fianchetto for the fight of the diagonal?

I think g6 might give best chances of being permitted to play the KID?

If you know anything please let me know.

Kind regards,
blindio 10 ( +1 | -1 )
id=spurtus The King's Indian defence is played in response to 1. d4. If white has played 1. e4, then yes, 1. ... Nf6 is Alekhine's defence.
spurtus 65 ( +1 | -1 )
Although fairly new to the opening, I've played the KID against e4 before, it can transpose into various recognised white assaults on the defense where e5 of the Alekhines defense is not played OR no longer such a good idea with transposition complicating the matter. *I think*

I'm still unsure why pushing e5 later rather than on move 2 for white is rarely played? And I'm still unsure why e4 g6 would be a bad opening given my intentions to play the KID?

I *think* thats where the timing of playing Nf6 seems crucial to deny white to make me play the Alekhines Defense and allow me to go for the Kings Indian Defense.

Have I missed something?


anaxagoras 37 ( +1 | -1 )
The KID setup vs. 1 e4 must be brought about with an early ...d6 in order to prevent White's e5 (the Alekhine defence). 1 e4 d6 2 d4 Nf6 is called the Pirc defence: e.g. 3 Nc3 g6 4 f4 is the Austrian Attack. The main difference between the KID and Pirc is that White does not play c4 in the Pirc (at least not right away). I do not practice either opening, but I can see that a person who likes one might like the other.
spurtus 29 ( +1 | -1 )
I see now!... thank you anaxagoras!

Although its early days, I quite like the theory behind the lines in playing this sort of opening for black, would recommend it to a beginner ( like me! ) as its seems much easier to grasp than other openings I have investigated.


atrifix 14 ( +1 | -1 )
1. e4 g6 is known as the Modern defense. It can transpose to the King's Indian Defense if White plays d4 and c4, but more often it remains as a Modern defense.