E90-99 King's Indian -  Classical line

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The King's Indian is a common defense for ambitious and aggressive players. In fact, Black, having allowed White to fully occupy the center, tries to undermine it, creating the conditions for an uncompromising game.

After 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 00 6.Be2 the Classical variation occurs, in which White develops his pieces in a logic and harmonic way and Black wants to highlight the weakness of the d4 pawn by means of the 6 ... e5 break (other moves are also possible, for example 6 ... Na6 or 6 ... Nbd7, but e5 is the most played and objectively also the strongest). 

In the main line (Mar del Plata variation: 7.00 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7) play is complex and abounding of possibilities for both colors, with White controlling the center and looking to expand in the queensiade (by means of c4-c5 ) and Black counterattacking in the kingside (by means of the f6 Knight manouvers followed by f5). Alternatively Black can choose 7 ... Na6, a playable and less theoretical line, whose idea is to transfer the Knight to c5 in case of  White's d4-d5.  


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October 2017