Punish 1.d4 With The King’s Indian Defense [Key ATTACKING Ideas]

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares the top 5 best chess opening traps from the King’s Indian Defense, which arises after the following moves: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6. The King’s Indian Defense is one of the most popular and solid chess openings for Black against 1.d4.

Black fianchettoes their kingside bishop with g6-Bg7, allowing White to control the center with their pawns, and then aims to attack them. The main idea for Black is to target the d4-pawn, and there are plenty of ways to achieve that.

Black can develop their queenside knight to c6, targeting the d4-pawn. They can play Bg4, pinning White’s knight that defends the pawn, or even go for the central pawn break by playing e5 at some point.

In addition to learning the opening traps, you will learn the key ideas of this opening, common attacking patterns, and common opening mistakes by White and how to punish them.

Most importantly, you will learn these across different variations of the King’s Indian Defense, including the Normal variation, Orthodox variation, Four Pawns Attack, Samisch variation, and Makogonov variation.

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► Chapters

00:00 Best Chess Opening Traps in the King’s Indian Defense For Black
00:12 Trap-1
02:50 Trap-2
04:40 Trap-3 (for advanced players)
07:40 Trap-4 (Sämisch Variation)
09:08 Trap-5 (Four Pawns Attack)

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21 Comments

  1. ► Chapters

    00:00 Best Chess Opening Traps in the King's Indian Defense For Black

    00:12 Trap-1

    02:50 Trap-2

    04:40 Trap-3 (for advanced players)

    07:40 Trap-4 (Sämisch Variation)

    09:08 Trap-5 (Four Pawns Attack)

  2. In the first trap white just corrects his mistake and plays Be2, yes it's a waste of a move, but black's Bishop is not that good on g4 so both sides wasted a move.

  3. Thank you for your service Igor, I would love to see a benoni opening

  4. I love all the opening videos you do Igor but Iv'e been struggling with Rook endgames lately. Any ideas for an endgame relatated video?
    Thanks!

  5. I am encouraged to play the King's Indian Defense correctly.🙂

  6. I'm in the 1000 range so i almost never get into main lines😂

  7. Igor plz create course on QUEEN'S INDIAN. Your content is great. Igor nation should also dominate is opening as well

  8. It's fun to watch these videos…but when it comes to learning to THINK like this…*ugh*…lol

  9. Can u please do another video on the Rousseau gambit. Please, I'm a really bid fan of your channel.

  10. I've recenlty started leaning the King's Indian as a weapon against d4. Thank you so much for making this!

    P.S. Can I be a certified member of Igor Nation? 😂

  11. Thanks for this video going to try to do all these ASAP

  12. Hey can you please make a video covering the Catalan?

  13. Or we are going to line up queen behind dark squared bishop, long castle, f3, g4, h4. We arrive before black is ready to counter

  14. Please make a video on how to play against the nimzo larsen attack

  15. I heard that in d4 openings you weren't supposed to play Nc6 before playing c5? When does this apply?

  16. At 6:28 What if black plays Bf3? Then isn't white losing? If not can you tell me what to do? Thank You

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