Play it like former World Champion Bobby Fischer!
I have always loved the King’s Indian. My trainers, Ion Solonar and Vyacheslav Chebanenco, taught me to play it with Black, and also showed me how play the King’s Indian set-up with an extra tempo. An important extra tempo: Black plays the King’s Indian Defense, White plays the King’s Indian Attack! This opening was also a favourite of chess legend and 11th World Champion Bobby Fischer who is known for his aggressive play and his wish to win every game. With the King’s Indian Attack he scored 8,5 out of 9, creating a number of fine models games how to attack on the way.
Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet access for program activation.
The King’s Indian Attack is mainly reached via the French Defense (1.e4 e6 2.d3) and the Sicilian with 2…e6, but it can also arise from the Reti Opening, when Black plays …e6 and …d5 to reach structures from the Queen’s Gambit Declined. 30 years ago the King’s Indian Attack was considered as an interesting and original way to avoid theoretical battles. But today’s theory sees the King’s Indian Attack in line with the modern approach to postpone the fight for the centre to the middlegame. The King’s Indian Attack is full of positional and tactical ideas and often an unpleasant surprise for the opponent. The opening is easy to prepare but it’s important to remember that the King’s Indian Attack is more about ideas and plans and less about forced and complicated lines. Since my junior days it has been a reliable weapon and it still serves me well today.
• Video running time: 4 h 27 min(English)
• With interactive training incuding video feedback
• Extra: Database with more than 50 model games
• Including CB Reader
King's Indian: A modern approach
Author Victor Bologan about his DVD: “If chess players are in Iceland, they usually pay tribute to the genius of Bobby Fischer, the 11th World Champion, by visiting his grave in Selfoss in Reykjavik. With this DVD I also want to express my gratitude to Fischer: for his great contribution to chess in general and because he helped to make the King’s Indian more popular in particular. As a junior, when I was ten years old, my coach advised me to study the openings of Fischer and I discovered the King’s Indian. Later I learned about the different approaches Black has in the King’s Indian. He can keep his structure flexible and put his pawns on d6 and c6; he can play the sharp and principled Nc6 in the classical lines and in some sidelines he can sacrifice a pawn with …b5 as in the Benko.
Top players such as Geller, Smirin, Kasparov, Radjabov, Nakamura and Ding Liren all played and play the King’s Indian and they all have a different style, a different approach. When preparing the material for this DVD I studied the games of these experts, checked analyses with modern engines and used a lot of material from correspondence databases. Every day my King’s Indian vocabulary got better, richer, and more varied. At the same time my confidence and my belief in the King’s Indian also got bigger. If you study this DVD carefully and solve the interactive exercises you will also enrich your chess vocabulary, your King’s Indian vocabulary, build up confidence in the King’s Indian and your chess and win more games.”
• Video running time: 7 hours 14 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Database with more than 50 instructive games, extensive analysis of the theory shown on this DVD
• Including CB 12 Reader
King’s Indian Powerbook 2019
If you want to play for a win with Black against 1.d4, 1.c4 or 1.Nf3, the King’s Indian remains a good choice. Of course the risk is correspondingly somewhat higher. That was recognised even by Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov who for years had the King’s Indian opening in their repertoire, but did not employ it in their WCh matches. Our powerbook gives you the chance to make valuable discoveries: variations which are above averagely successful for White as well as secret weapons for Black.
The Kings Indian Powerbook 2019 is based above all on 252 000 games from the engine room of playchess.com, supplemented by 99 000 games played by human beings. Setting the threshold average Elo of both players at 2375 guarantees the high quality of the statistics. But what makes the Powerbook so valuable is that it is possible to find lovely secret variations for both sides with only a minimum of searching.
King’s Indian Powerbase 2019
The 754 selected annotated games offer an incredible amount of material for study. Top players such as Carlsen (1 annotated game), Caruana (1), Ding Liren (2), Giri (4), Mamedyarov (1), Anand (1), Aronian (1), So (2), Radjabov (6), Kramnik (1), have analysed their own games, with in addition King’s Indian experts like Hazai (221), Stohl (101), Krasenkow (100). There is a total of 9780 games, where the average rating of the players was 2575.
The database shows the games list. With a double click on a game, the game is loaded. By clicking on the tab Players you can sort the list by frequency. By doing this you can examine the games of Kramnik or Aronian further who have played the opening a lot.
Games can be replayed and examined with an engine or likewise with a powerbook.