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. question at 9:22 you say we can move the d2 knight to d4 however if backs queen takes QxQd1 then Rxd1 doenst Nxe4 happen and we're down a pawn? because Re1 knight can move back an everything is protected? please correct me if i dont see something or if theres some kind of positional advantage to it?

  2. Hola maestro, explicas muy bien, algun libro de esta apertura?

  3. hey man, is that a book you're holding in the thumbnail? if yes then i'd like to know which one it is

  4. Many great chess teachers out here, but I think you’ve got the best pedagogy of them all. I’m a teacher and you really know what works for learning new information. The clear explanations, the repetition, and especially the review! Thanks Robert!

  5. To be honest, I found this lesson difficult to follow, many moves I did not understand. But as you mentioned, these games are all over the internet, so I watched an excellent 1 hour 20 minute lesson on the first game on ChessBase India explaining every move. Can I recommend it here for other students with the same problem: Chess Classics You must Know Ep 23 | Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 | The Brutal KIA

  6. Since you liked my comment recently, I’d like to say that I am pleasantly surprised that you are active even in your old videos.If you could spare a few minutes, how viable is the KIA? Can it get me to 1800 or is it too bad at high play? Thank you

  7. Gracias Profe Robert por el contenido! Saludos desde argentina

  8. 4:55 what if black plays e5 instead of e6 i always get confused when black plays e5 plz make a vid covering e5🙏🙏

  9. I am at 800 and my opponents doesn't use any of these openings instead they use random attacks and trade pieces and I end up losing a rook or queen.

  10. Brooo just what I needed! How did you know I would use kia in my tournament tomorrow 🤣🤣🤣

    Edit: This really helped a lot! Thank you! Very mindblowing stuff I didn't even know as a kia player!

  11. woow I prepare it now with the whites for the tournament !! thank you soooooo much for your help !!!! thank you !!! I'm going to rest a little so that I wake up focused and study it. really, thank you !!

  12. Finally, Was waiting for this for a long time, Hope you will upload more variations like pirc videos

  13. Eagarly waiting for this,hoping next will be Stafford gambit😀..btw thanks for all the amazing contents ❤️..

  14. You remember i asked for this one.. when you uploaded pirc defence video.. thank you sir …..

  15. Looks like my old set-up when I was playing in high school thirty years ago. I had no idea that Bobby Fischer used it (or who he even was back in those days). It just made sense to me and worked quite well in my matches.

  16. How does this opening compare to the Vienna (besides just the knights flipped)? Thank you for sharing so much knowledge!

  17. What a great content!!! You really explain as simple and possible to understand it! Im going from the start and enjoying every video!!! Keep it up….cant wait for next lesson! Just one comment…Pirc defense which is becoming my #1 opening is slightly mispronounced from your side;)…here is a link what Im talking about… No offense 😉

  18. Oh yes. My favorite. But can't save it to the study now. Because it's time to sleep in bangladesh. But tommorow, it's going to be awesome. 😍😍😍
    And I really like this set up not because I can play it very well (though I play it more often), but because my dad used to to play like this with me when I was learning chess from him… It feels like I'm personally attached to this…😅

  19. Great content, Robert! Having played a lot of KIA as white, I found that the most annoying response from Black is to castle queen side. Very hard to crack… Any ideas?

  20. I love your teaching style. Good pace, well thought out lesson and super clearly explained. And great choice of content!!! Great stuff!!

  21. I'm surely going to try that as white. Thank you for the video. If I understand correctly, if they find time to push e5 before we get there, then the plan changes: trying to open with d4?

  22. Hey Robert, i was stalking you on and now i really need a video on the bird's opening 😉 Thanks for this nice video !

  23. Very nice video!!! I think it will help me a lot in my openings

  24. Sir Robert can you have Indian defense for Black pieces Bec I play more black side like your Pirc is really good

  25. Are you going to do the Kings Indian Defense against 1. d4 in the future ? Do you teach this defense in your members content ? I am thinking of joining because i dont have a good core defence against d4. Thanks.

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