The Makogonov Variation
The King’s Indian Defense has a reputation as a sharp combative opening where Black aims to attack on the kingside, usually through a pawn storm supported by heavier artillery.
Meet the Makogonov Variation!
In this line of the King’s Indian, it is frequently Black who will be the target of White’s aggression. Black’s standard plans usually result in either a passive position with little hope of counterplay or facing down a kingside attack by White. In this work, you will find forty-six thoroughly analyzed main games with lots of explanations and additional analysis as well as a 'Quick Repertoire' that will allow you to play the opening in your games after a minimal amount of study time. It is time to take your opponents out of their comfort zone and right into yours!
005 Chapter 1: Our Founding Fathers
028 Part 1: Black plays ...e7-e5
029 Chapter 2: Black opts for a Traditional ...e7-e5 Structure
058 Chapter 3: Set-ups involving ...Nfd7
077 Chapter 4: Variants Where Black Plays ...Na6 before ...a7-a5
096 Chapter 5: Miscellaneous Minor Setups with ...e5
139 Part 2: Black plays ...c7-c5
140 Chapter 6: Mako Versus Benoni
178 Chapter 7: Mako Versus Benko Gambit
197 Part 3: Alternatives & Minor Lines
198 Chapter 8: Minor Set-ups for Black
236 Chapter 9: White Posts the Bishop on g5
257 Quick Repertoire
259 Index of Complete Games