Don’t know what to play as Black after 1.d4? Try the King’s Indian Defense, a dynamic and attacking chess opening. Learn everything you need to know in order to play the KID with confidence from GM Bryan Smith. Get instant access with 35% off. ►
The King’s Indian Defense is a dynamic attacking response to 1.d4 and was favored by historical legends such as Bronstein, Fischer, Tal, and Kasparov.
In a counterintuitive approach, you’ll happily allow white to occupy the center with a massive pawn wall, only to then use this wall as a target for your own later pawn strikes that blow open the position to your own benefit.
The best thing is that when playing this opening, you’ll attack with all the aggression you feel necessary, and score your black wins via devastating piece sacrifices, pawn storms and kingside invasions that lead to fast checkmate.
In a word: there is never a boring game!
This video is a free preview of GM Bryan Smith’s brand new 5-hour course, ‘Smashing 1.d4 with the King’s Indian Defense’ where he reveals how you can use this opening to storm the enemy king, fend off and swat away white’s positional squeeze play and win your games in brilliant style.
And to assure that you’re fully prepared and armed to the teeth, GM Smith covers ALL modern theory in detail, provides detailed strategic plans, reveals the typical piece sacrifices and even shares the “spirit” you should play your games in.
In this video, GM Smith covers the minor lines of the classical variation up to move 7. He calls them minor lines because they don’t lead into the key lines of the Mar del Plata, but they’re still important to know.
The variations discussed here are the Exchange, Petrosian, and Gligoric.
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