Winning with the King's Indian Attack

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.

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


This is what is delivered:

  • Fritztrainer App for Windows
  • Available as download or on DVD
  • Video course with a running time of approx. 4-8 hrs.
  • Repertoire database: save and integrate Fritztrainer games into your own repertoire (in WebApp Opening or in ChessBase)
  • Interactive exercises with video feedback: the authors present exercises and key positions, the user has to enter the solution. With video feedback (also on mistakes) and further explanations.
  • Sample games as a ChessBase database.

That's what the FritzTrainer App can do for you:

  • Videos can run in the Fritztrainer app or in the ChessBase program with board graphics, notation and a large function bar
  • Analysis engine can be switched on at any time
  • Video pause for manual navigation and analysis in game notation
  • Input of your own variations, engine analysis, with storage in the game
  • Learn variations: view specific lines in the ChessBase WebApp Opening with autoplay, memorize variations and practise transformation (initial position - final position).
  • Active opening training: selected opening positions are transferred to the ChessBase WebApp Fritz-online. In a match against Fritz you test your new knowledge and actively play the new opening.

Even more possibilities: Start FritzTrainer in the ChessBase program!

  • The database with all games and analyses can be opened directly.
  • Games can be easily added to the opening reference.
  • Direct evaluation with game reference, games can be replayed on the analysis board
  • Your own variations are saved and can be added to the own repertoire
  • Replay training
  • LiveBook active
  • All engines installed in ChessBase can be started for the analysis
  • Assisted Analysis
  • Print notation and diagrams (for worksheets)

Sample video


  • Winning with the King's Indian Attack
  • 00: Introduction [05:36]
  • 1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Qe2
  • 01: 3...Nc6 analysis [14:10]
  • 02: 3...Nf6 analysis [09:47]
  • 03: 3...dxe4 4.dxe4 e5 analysis [09:08]
  • 04: 3...dxe4 4.dxe4 b6 analysis [07:53]
  • 1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2
  • 05: 3...Nf6 4.Ngf3 b6 analysis [14:44]
  • 06: 3...Nf6 4.Ngf3 Nc6 analysis [08:02]
  • 07: 3...c5 4.Ngf3 Nc6 5.g3 Bd6 analysis [18:15]
  • 08: 3...c5 4.Ngf3 Nc6 5.g3 g6 -> Nf6 analysis [08:36]
  • 09: 3...c5 4.Ngf3 Nc6 5.g3 g6 -> Nge7 analysis [10:47]
  • 1.e4 e6 2.d3 c5 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nbd2 Nc6 5.g3 Nf6 6.Bg2 Be7 7.0-0
  • 10: Sidelines 7...Qc7/b5 analysis [12:08]
  • 11: 7...b6 analysis [08:25]
  • 12: 7...0-0 8.e5 analysis [18:35]
  • 13: 7...0-0 8.Re1 analysis [06:10]
  • 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d3
  • 14: 3...b6 & b5 analysis [13:01]
  • 15: 3...a6 analysis [10:05]
  • 16: 3...Nc6 4.g3 d5 analysis [24:58]
  • 17: 3...Nc6 4.g3 g6 -> e5 analysis [16:23]
  • 18: 3...Nc6 4.g3 g6 -> d5 Sidelines analysis [15:16]
  • 19: 3...Nc6 4.g3 g6 -> d5 Mainlines analysis [08:52]

Other Openings

In addition to the main two moves 1.e4 and 1.d4, there are also 1.c4 and 1.Nf3 which are considered very solid and respectable ways to start the game. But White can also permit himself to start with 1.b3, 1.g3 or even 1.f4 or 1.b4.

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