The Classical King’s Indian Defence – Chess Openings Explained

Jonathan Schrantz summons the new R.O.G. 5000 to select the perfect opening to cover. See two Nakamura games with a win for each side.

Wesley So vs Hikaru Nakamura, Sinquefield Cup (2015): E99 King’s Indian, orthodox, Aronin-Taimanov, main line
Levon Aronian vs Hikaru Nakamura, World Team Championship (2010): E98 King’s Indian, orthodox, Aronin-Taimanov, 9.Ne1


  1. I just love the way Jonathan get "SUSPECT" openings inside the R.O.G. and how he moves the stuff around the box. His unique style makes chess not only interesting but also really funny XD

  2. 3:50 suspect flowers are suspicous – even more suspicous than suspect openings

  3. lovely lecture again. Would love to see the ROG5000 spit out the Nimzo Indian or Bogo Indian in the near future.

  4. The intro is hilarious, keep up the good work

  5. He's no Ben Finegold – but still a lot of fun

  6. Great lecture, though it's better when prepared.
    use the ROG to select next week opening, so you can prepare the lecture.

  7. good lectures! Explaining the ideas behind openings is excellent. I prefer this over super in-depth analysis of superGM games.
    learning strategic concepts > seeing monster calculation

  8. I used to play the Kings Indian Defense against d4 openings, but then I learned the Dutch Defense. If you know the French and Dutch Defense theory, after 1) d4.. you can simply play 1.) ..e6. No matter what your opponent plays next, you will transpose into French or Dutch lines. If your opponent plays 2) e4.. you get to play 2) ..d5, entering the French Defense. If your opponent plays 2) c4, Nf3, Nc3, e3, or g3.. then you can play 2).. f5, entering the Dutch Defense. The Dutch is better than the KID, in my opinion, because you get your F pawn to f5 quicker, safer, and without any loss of tempo.

  9. the reboot joke got a chuckle out of me 🙂

  10. I'd like to see a scandinavian opening that turns out to be solid

  11. Im anti rog cause this is my favorite opening and you kinda butchered it

  12. Was voting for the King's Indian. The ROG heard me 🙂 and you showed some gorgeous games. Definitely playing this against that pesky d4 opening.

  13. Schrantz, you are quickly becoming a must watch lecturer for me, thank you for looking at our comments on Youtube.

  14. I like the ROG, but maybe not every week, maybe once or twice a month?

  15. A great defense, at least he's not praising the commie from Brooklyn, Colonel Sanders!

  16. id like to see a slav defence or maybe the queens indian next time

  17. This is great. Some less common openings next; Alapin Sicilian, Alekhine Defense, Nimzowitch Defense?

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