King's Indian Defense E60-99

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Bill Harvey is long-time webmaster of where you will find thousands of chess puzzles from modern and historic games. He has published 100 pamphlets, books and digital media on chess puzzles. Typesetting by Robert Gamble.

King's Indian Defense E60-99

837 Characteristic Chess Puzzles

Authored by Bill Harvey

The King's Indian Defense is a hypermodern opening, where Black deliberately allows White
control of the center with his pawns, with the view to later challenge it with the moves ...e5 or ...c5. With White committed to the center thrust, Black can create an equalizing wing expansion on either side, challenging White's commitment. Hence, there are huge areas for both sides to develop their pieces and tactics. The resulting tactics are fairly unique to the opening. Until the mid-1930s the theory behind this opening was considered suspect but it has attracted much attention and over time, has been adopted by many World Champions including Botvinnik, Tal, Fischer and Kasparov. It is played as Black by nearly all of the top 10 FIDE rated players today.

This volume is indexed by ECO classification so that the reader can focus on his or her area of expertise. Each of these sections contains their own pitfalls and traps. It is more fruitful to study the tactics of an opening you might encounter as White or Black than to study the knight fork, pin or skewer, one tactic at a time. When the type of tactic is provided with the puzzle, it is already half solved. Study the more common tactics found within an opening you face and you will come away with an understanding of the real dynamics of the opening and pick up tactics you can already use.

Publication Date:
1547117583 / 9781547117581
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
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