Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e6/2. d3

King's Indian Attack
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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King's Indian AttackEdit

This is a way for White to avoid the "classical" French Defence. Though White's game looks less active (White will have to fianchetto his king's bishop, leaving time for Black to develop), a powerful attack is possible by advancing king's pawn to e5, building a strong outpost. Like in a sicilian defence, White will launch a king-side attack, and Black can counter-attack at the queen side.

The main continuation is d5, though c5 is also correct (many transpositions exist in the King's Indian).

Theory TableEdit

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1. e4 e6 2. d3
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Main line ...
d5
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c5
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Last modified on 22 September 2009, at 13:34