E60-69 King's Indian: fianchetto variation

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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. Adopting the fianchetto in the kingside, White  hopes to avoid Black's most dynamic lines and to achieve a positional advantage in the middlegame. 

After 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3 0-0 5.Bg2 d6 6.Nc3 Black can continue with 6...Nbd7 7.00 e5 8.e4 and then either exchange a pawn in the center with 8...exd4 or playing a waiting move like 8...c6.  Alternatively Black can develop his Knight  (6...Nc6)  with the idea to play Na5 in case of White's d4-d5: in this way Black can put pressure over the c4 pawn.

Here you can download a collection of recent chess games played with the fianchetto variation of the King's Indian Defence (ECO CODES E60-69).


King's Indian: fianchetto variation

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July 2018