♡ 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.
♡ 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.
♡ 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.