Chess Lesson # 79: King’s Indian Attack | Chess Openings The Right Way

Playing the King’s Indian Attack like Bobby Fischer is definitely something we all would like. In this lesson, you will learn how to play this great Chess opening and its main middlegame plans. We will go over two of Fischer’s games and I will also share with you some ideas I use myself. Hope you enjoy this class as much as I did.

00:00 Intro
03:45 Opening moves
07:23 Fischer’s game using the King’s Indian Attack as white (1967)
19:38 Fischer’s game using the King’s Indian Attack as white (1970)
26:54 Other ideas I use in the King’s Indian Attack as white

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  1. Chess club at Edison Tech High School in Rochester, NY is off to a good start due to your coaching videos. Thank you.

  2. Coach, I have a question about a position that came up in a recent game where I was playing the KIA as white and I opened Reti style. My opponent played bishop F5 on his second move and I got in a bit of a tangle dealing with it. Got any tips?

    because it was stopping me from

  3. Glad to celebrate my 6 months support for your channel 🙂

  4. im gonna watch all of your lesson video, they are amazing!

  5. KIA does work against the Caro-Kann also!

  6. Really splendid! Thank you. God bless you

  7. Using Czech pirc and KID as black was the best opening that you taught us and i am still using continuously and mostly winning but now with white pieces apart from other openings like e4 this i feel like is one of the top opening and people are still not habituated with this opening at my lvl near 1000-1100 guess i have to see how far i can go with these openings and and additing variations accordingly. Thank you sir for teaching us the lesson

  8. How to get invited to RobRam study.. My purpose is to save ur KIA, KID n CaroKann lessons under my study on Lichess account of mine. Pls Assist me on this, Sir.

  9. Great video! One question for you Robert. What do you play with white after 1.Nf3 f5? Do you also play KIA vs the Dutch defense?

  10. What an awesome guy and teacher, thank you very much this video it's amazing! I am new to chess and plan to learn the King's Indian Defense and Attack so I can try to improve with just one opening on both sides and not get bogged down by all the different openings. This is the best video I have seen on the King's Indian Attack. Thank you!

  11. how we can transfer other moves from e6 or c5 to the King's Indian Attack?

  12. I've been playing the KIA/KID more and more and I found this video very helpful! You are an excellent teacher, thank you for sharing your knowledge with us 🙂

  13. I really, really like when you analyze Bobby Fischer games! Thank you!

  14. Coach from which rating i should start using KiA…

  15. Great video and really enjoyed the walkthrough of Fischer's games. Definitely going to add this to my 1.e4 repertoire. Currently I'm playing the Mengarini variation vs. the Sicilian but this looks more solid–especially against better players.

  16. Thank you so much for your detailed explanation of this kings Indian attack.very good job

  17. In a lot of positions in the beginning, black could've played e5. What would you do about this? You did not talk about that. Thank you.

  18. Really really i like you so much.. You take alot of time to exiplan al the game to us whitch gives us more imformTion and help us alottttttt i cant discribe my feeling to find a great channel like this😭❤️❤️✌️

  19. 4:14 – instead of going c5, would it be dangerous for White if Black did dxe4? This is the sequence i had visualized.

    4. Nf3 dxe4
    5. dxe4 Nxe4

    With this, Black is up with a pawn. If White decides to go Nxe4, then Black can go queen to queen and White loses castling rights.

    Is dxe4 a good choice?

  20. Why are you saying you can't play KIA against e5 or carokann if you start by e4?

  21. some plat nf3 e5 what is that? gambit or blunder?

  22. I think I like this opening more than london system , it has a solid positional and aggressive play if you want to. Btw coach what a great explanation!

  23. 27:19. I totally get stuck on the Kings side! Thanks for the plans. Especially how to get into the attack once we get to the middle.


  25. Does "maining" KID/ Pirc and KIA make sense as a beginner?

  26. First time watching a KIA tutorial and I kinda like it.

  27. What about KIA vs Caro Kann? 1. Nf3 c6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg3 etc (as opposed to 1. e4 c6 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2)?

  28. Great video what is the best response for white when black plays e5 on an early move ?

  29. Coach You are right.
    For Beginners like me,
    These KIA and KID openings are Awesome.
    Not much need to remember. 
    Great for slow and .Positional Games.

  30. as a new player around 830 ELO, would you suggest becoming familiar with this opening or stick with the London which is the only one I know?

    ty for your excellent work!

  31. Thats a very instructive game sir thanks for sharing

  32. The egyptian GM bassem amin is the most player who uses this opening in modern chess…great stuff

  33. Thank u so much my terrific teacher for teaching pirc defence ,i applied on my online games , the result is so amazing ,crushing all my opponent even i'm white or black , your so great and i invite all my friends to subscribe your you-tube channel.

  34. I have the magazine with Fischer on the cover. I put it in a frame. I think that it is collectible by now.

  35. I do play chess before. I don't know much about it. I tried to learn but I am struggling. I don't like to play e4 for white. I also try playing caro kann against e4 but something off when playing caro kann and I always get crush in opening stage. But Your videos of Pirc defense are very helpful. I think this opening suit me and it is going to be my main opening for black just like you. King indian attack for white get me some success. I will also try king indian defense against d4. I think similar concept help to cope many situations. Thank you very much for details explaination. It is very helpful for a novice 1100 player, me. I will learn and research pirc, king indian attack and defense.

  36. I just won my first game with this opening on Lichess. Thank you for the lesson. 😊😊

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