The King’s Indian Defence is certainly an ideal answer to White’s 1.d4. It is a quite complex and interesting opening, where Black deliberately allows White to gain control of the centre with his pawns. They then intend to create splits with …e5 and …c5. The main options on White’s third move are 3.Nc3, 3.Nf3 and 3.g3.
The King’s Indian Defence combines dynamic counterattack play with full theoretical correctness. It conceals excellent strategic and tactical ideas which have always impressed chess players of all levels. It was the favorite opening of Fischer , Kasparov and many other grandmasters. To this day it is still chosen by the best chess players around the world. It is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to play to win.
King’s Indian 1 is the first of two books by GM Gawain Jones that present a complete repertoire for black. This volume takes as its starting point the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6. The book covers White’s main possibilities, such as the Mar del Plata, lines with early h3, the Petrosian system, the Makogonov system, and the Sämisch (5.f3).
The repertoire will be completed with Kings Indian 2, including variations on White’s special options after 1.d4 Ij6, as well as the King’s Indian Defence against the English system , the Reti as well as anything else (except 1.e4).
In the words of the author..
I have always loved the dynamics of the King’s Indian, and the ability to always fight for victory. I’ve used it as my main opening for over fifteen years, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon! Obviously a lot of theory has accumulated about the
King’s Indian, but I still think it’s easy enough to learn. We can play 1…f6, 2…g6 and 3…Bg7 against virtually any white setup (except 1.e4).
The two volumes will provide you with a complete repertoire of the latest analyses covering everything you need to know about this very interesting system!
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