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Teimour Radjabov vs Levon Aronian
"Teimour for the Money" (game of the day Jan-28-2010)
Linares (2009), Linares ESP, rd 10, Mar-02
Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Defense (A06)  ·  1-0
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Mar-04-09  KingG: <shintaro go> I think Radjabov should make a choice between 1.e4 and 1.d4, at least for the time being, but playing this kind of stuff on a regular basis probably isn't going to work.
Mar-04-09  kellmano: This is a very enjoyable game, with many moments that make no sense at all on first inspection. Was 16. d6 a surprise? Seems to me that white has a very nice position once black ignores the pawn.
Mar-04-09  gunnar373: Nice one for one of my favourtie player :)
Mar-04-09  ajile: Looks like a reversed Grunfeld Defense with White having an extra move.
Mar-13-09  ROO.BOOKAROO: After 21. Bxh6, Raymond Keene comments (London Times, March 13, Latest challenge): "winning a pawn as 21... gxh6 is met by 22. Bxd7, when 22....Qxd7 is impossible on account of 23. Nf6+" when the royal fork wins the black queen
Jul-10-09  Everett: Nothing wrong with playing this system. It's not dubious and it has some bite.
Jan-28-10  Blunderdome: Great game, voted one of the best of 2009 by cg.com users I believe.
Jan-28-10
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  Once: The Kings Indian Attack is an odd beast. It never seems to be quite as good as you think it ought to be.

First the good news - it's a KID played as white, so you get a move in hand. It can be played against almost any setup, so the amount of book learning is reduced. You can trot out your first few moves against almost anything that black throws at you, saving time on the clock. The middlegame plans are all fairly easy to understand.

And yet ... it is not often seen in top flight chess (except perhaps as a response to the French). All too often amateurs like it because it is easy to learn, but drift into passive positions against half decent opposition. That extra move over the KID seems to cause more problems than it solves.

I guess the problem is that a "system" opening like the KIA makes it fairly easy for the opponent to predict what you are going to do next.

Unless you are someone with the attacking skills of Radjabov... Here he plays the KIA with energy and imagination to bring home the point.

But we shouldn't think that those of us much further down the chess evolutionary ladder will be able to employ the KIA to such an effect. I dabbled with it in my youth before reverting to my one true love (1. e4), although I do enjoy playing the KIA against the French.

Jan-28-10  RandomVisitor: After 10.c3:


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Rybka 3:

<[+0.08] d=23 10...Nxe4> 11.Rxe4 Bf5 12.Re1 h6 13.Qe2 Qb6 14.Nd2 Nf6 15.a4 Qa5 16.Nf1 Rad8 17.b4 Qc7 18.Bf4 Qd7 19.Ne3 Bg6 20.Be5 Nd5

[+0.25] d=23 10...h6 11.Nxf6+ Nxf6 12.Qb3 Qb6 13.Ne5 Bf5 14.Nc4 Qxb3 15.axb3 g5 16.f4 Nd5 17.Be4 Bxe4 18.Rxe4 Kg7 19.Ne5 Rh8 20.Kg2 a6 21.Bd2 gxf4 22.Bxf4 Bg5

Jan-28-10  muradov: Very energetic play by Radja and a nice win!

After Queens exchanged at move 30, it looks rather equal to an amateur's eye, but Radjabov displays excellent endgame skills and brings home the full point.

Oh, I almost forgot..21. Bxh6 is very cute :)

Jan-28-10  PierreTheLion: Picking on poor Levon quite a bit lately. I think chessgames owes him a showcase of his own pretty soon.
Jan-28-10  RandomVisitor: <muradov>21.Bxh6 gxh6?? 22.Bxd7 with the threat of Nf6.
Jan-28-10  David2009: Radjabov shows excellent endgame technique. It is interesting to try to win the ending against Crafty (A) from move 51 (fairly easy) and (B) at move 30 (a bit harder). Crafty free on-line links are below: (A)


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(Radjabov-Aronian 51?) http://www.chessvideos.tv/endgame-t...

(B)


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(Radjabov-Aronian 30?) http://www.chessvideos.tv/endgame-t... In both endings, you are white, drag and drop the move you want to make. Enjoy!

This cut-down version of Crafty (like the devil) always plays with the Black pieces. It does not allow White to make en passant captures (though Black makes them freely!). If you want to make one, either chalk yourself up a win (if the position warrants this) or set up the position from the point reached with Crafty's last Pawn one square further back. Link for generating your own position: http://www.chessvideos.tv/endgame-t...

Jan-28-10
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  kevin86: The pawn eventually comes home.
Jan-28-10  tivrfoa: beautiful game
Jan-28-10  RandomVisitor: After a possibly better move 12...Bf5:


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Rybka 3:

[+0.25] d=23 13.Bf4 Qb6 14.Qb3 Be7 15.g4 Bd3 16.Re3 Qxb3 17.axb3 Bg6 18.Nd2 Nf6 19.Nc4 Nd5 20.Bxd5 cxd5 21.Nd6 Bxd6 22.Bxd6 a6

[+0.25] d=23 13.Qb3 Qb6 14.Bf4 Be7 15.g4 Bd3 16.Re3 Qxb3 17.axb3 Bg6 18.Nd2 Nf6 19.Nc4 Nd5 20.Bxd5 cxd5 21.Nd6 Bxd6 22.Bxd6 a6

Jan-28-10  desiobu: The series of checks starting with 40. Rh7+ serve to get white the position after 43...Kh5 with tempo. Nice game by Radjabov.
Jan-28-10  manakin: <First the good news - it's a KID played as white, so you get a move in hand. It can be played against almost any setup, so the amount of book learning is reduced. You can trot out your first few moves against almost anything that black throws at you, saving time on the clock. The middlegame plans are all fairly easy to understand.

And yet ... it is not often seen in top flight chess (except perhaps as a response to the French). All too often amateurs like it because it is easy to learn, but drift into passive positions against half decent opposition. That extra move over the KID seems to cause more problems than it solves.>

It's indeed very interesting. Perhaps what makes the KIA (the KID + extra tempo) less popular is that the KID is designed to fend off an attack, to equalize by blocking the center and channelling black's forces to the usual route for counterplay on the king's side. But when you play it as white, you are actually playing a defensive system when, as the player with the first move, you should in fact be attacking. it's a bit like playing 1.d3, 1.e3. or 1.c3. just doesn't seem too reasonable.

Jan-28-10  muradov: <manakin>

Not quiet. I think KIA is a dynamic opening, not defensive. It creates an early tension in the center, and the subsequent play is usually very interesting.

Moreover, The King Bobby said that it was his favorite opening in his youth. And there are a lot of interesting games, for ex. this gem:

Fischer vs P Lapiken, 1956

Jan-28-10
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  Once: Well, yes, Fischer did say: "The KIA used to be my favourite". As he developed into a world champion contender he largely dropped the KIA in favour of more dynamic mainlines.
Jan-28-10  Graf Zeppelin: Fierce battle!
Jan-28-10  ajile: This opening isn't particularly dangerous if Black knows what they are doing. White plays to get a solid position for the middlegame with no weaknesses.

Maybe a slight step up from a Colle type system.

May-23-10  JoustingWindmills: I like positional games and the KIA gives me a solid base to attack from, which has helped my skills there, compared to more open (ie Sicilian) sharp setups where my tactical skills arent as good. Too, I've become better defensively because if you dont watch it as White, your game is over quick. When playing the KIA, in my opinion, you've got to have balance and get to it. Good training for us wannabes.

And I find the games more exciting and enjoyable to play than these closed queen's pawn games the big guns seem to be playing so often.

Feb-03-12  Chessmaster9001: Very instructive endgame technique starting from move 31. Kings Indian Attack is not popular yet very venomous system for black. Small but stable advantage for white.
Feb-21-15  wuartista: I think 11. ... Bxf6 was a BAD move.
I don't see how is it better than Nxf6
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