The King`s Indian
The Zürich Interzonal of 1953 and the marvellous annotations of David Bronstein changed our understanding of the KID. From a second-class opening, it became one of the most aggressive and dangerous setups for the second player. Back in those days players tended to develop their queen's knight to d7. Later a more central approach came into fashion and the knight found a good square on c6. Current practice though, has revealed that there is one more good square for that piece - the a6 one. From this new outpost the knight is heading for the centre without obstructing its own bishop. Bulgarian GM Dejan Bojkov is one of the true supporters of such a development.
In this DVD you will find a repertoire based on flexible development whenever possible, and an explanation of some strategic nuances of the KID. The author shares with you a lot of novelties that he had prepared throughout his study of the lines.
Video running time: 5 hours.
Dejan Bojkov is a Bulgarian GM , rated 2544. He was Bulgarian national champion in 2009, and is a member of the Bulgarian national team. He is also the current trainer of former world women's champion Antoaneta Stefanova.
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The Bulgarian crack GM Dejan Bojkov provides the user of this DVD with a complete Black repertoire on the King's Indian Defence.
For example in the good old Sämisch system Black goes as many other King's Indian experts for the Benoni set-up with the the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 c5!
With 7.d5 White will reach an inferior Benoni line so he is forced to take the pawn on d8.
Bojkov provides the Black player on this DVD with an original repertoire line that needs not too much memorizing as we can see on the lines below but I can promise you there are a lot of original analyses on this DVD and some times even brand new novelties!
In the Averbakh System 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0-0 6.Bg5 Bojkov goes for the trendy 6 ... .Na6! and that is much better than Bobby Fischer once played against the great Averbakh himself:
With the cramped move 6 ... h6 and after 7.Be3 c5 8.d5 e6 Bobby reached a kind of Benoni position.
After 7.Qd2 Bojkov gives the common response: 7 ... e5 8.d5 c6 9.f3 cxd5 10.cxd5 Bd7 11.g4 h6 12.Be3 h5 13.Bxa6 bxa6 14.h3 a5 15.Nge2 a4 16.Bg5 Qb6 17.Ng3 Rab8 18.Rb1 a3 19.b3 Rfc8.
But Viktor Bologan in his book on the King's Indian prefers for White the stronger move 11.Bd1! Qb6 12.a3! Nh5 13.Nge2 f5 14.Be3 Qd8 15.exf5 gxf5 16.0-0 Be8 17.f4 Bg6 18.Rc1 with a slight advantage!
In the classic mainlines Bojkov goes for the knight move to the corner : 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 Na6!?
Yes, even against the Four pawn attacks he goes again for the knight to a6: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4 0-0 6.Nf3 Na6.
And in the Fianchetto he prefers the Queen move: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.g3 0-0 5.Bg2 d6 6.Nf3 c6 7.0-0 Qa5.
Video running time is over 5 hours!
Conclusion: GM Dejan Bojkov offers the user of this DVD a super strong easy to learn King's Indian defence repertoire!
With kind permission
John Elburg, www.chessbooks.nl
John Elburg, www.chessbooks.nl