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King's Indian (E73)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 e4 d6 5 Be2

Number of games in database: 1658
Years covered: 1926 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 44.4%
   Black wins 25.7%
   Draws 29.9%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Wolfgang Uhlmann  44 games
Margeir Petursson  36 games
Nona Gaprindashvili  28 games
Ilya Smirin  20 games
Wolfgang Uhlmann  16 games
Efim Geller  13 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Petrosian vs S Schweber, 1962
Polugaevsky vs Geller, 1968
Bareev vs Kupreichik, 1990
Alburt vs Kasparov, 1982
Petrosian vs Geller, 1961
Alburt vs A J Mestel, 1984
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 page 1 of 67; games 1-25 of 1,658  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. H van Hartingsvelt vs Euwe  0-138 1926 WatersnoodE73 King's Indian
2. V Berger vs Reti  0-128 1926 Hastings 1926/27E73 King's Indian
3. H E Price vs Menchik 0-153 1929 Ramsgate schevE73 King's Indian
4. Menchik vs G Norman 1-042 1930 Hastings 2930E73 King's Indian
5. E Voellmy vs H Johner  0-131 1932 BerneE73 King's Indian
6. Bauriedel vs Mross  0-122 1934 BerlinE73 King's Indian
7. L Engels vs I Solin  0-136 1936 Munich OlympiadE73 King's Indian
8. J Holas vs V Stulik  0-135 1943 ZlinE73 King's Indian
9. L Roedl vs G Menke  1-044 1947 Lueneburg GERE73 King's Indian
10. W Fairhurst vs P F Schmidt  ½-½27 1949 Hastings 1948/49E73 King's Indian
11. E Canal vs Najdorf  0-138 1950 DubrovnikE73 King's Indian
12. B Rabar vs G Primavera  1-028 1950 Dubrovnik olmE73 King's Indian
13. Niephaus vs Ivkov  ½-½78 1951 FRG-JUG mE73 King's Indian
14. Flohr vs V Liublinsky  1-053 1952 Ch MoscowE73 King's Indian
15. Tolush vs Geller  0-149 1952 USSRE73 King's Indian
16. Szabo vs G Negyesy  1-040 1952 HUN chE73 King's Indian
17. Gligoric vs Ivkov  ½-½22 1954 BelgradeE73 King's Indian
18. G Ilivitsky vs Nezhmetdinov 0-129 1954 ?E73 King's Indian
19. Szabo vs F Olafsson  1-042 1954 PragueE73 King's Indian
20. G Borisenko vs A Novopashin  1-037 1954 URS-ch sfE73 King's Indian
21. Gligoric vs G Porreca  1-036 1954 BelgradeE73 King's Indian
22. Averbakh vs D Byrne 1-042 1954 USSR-USAE73 King's Indian
23. A Tikovsky vs J Marsalek  1-034 1954 CSR-ch sfE73 King's Indian
24. F Olafsson vs T Salo  1-076 1954 Amsterdam olmE73 King's Indian
25. Letelier vs W Estrada Degrandi  1-031 1954 MontevideoE73 King's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-22-05  Backward Development: A possible gambit line for white in the KID is 5...0-0 6.Bg5 Na6!?<Gallagher's choice> 7.c5!?<the idea is to weaken black's structure, possibly exchange the light-squared bishop for a black knight, further weakening the structure, play Qd2 and 0-0-0 with definite compensation>7...dxc5 8.d5 Nb8<apparently the only move, and one that shows me 6...Na6 might not be so strong.>9.Qd2 c6 10.0-0-0 cxd5 11.e5 Nfd7 12.Nxd5 and white definintely has compensation, and the game is 'complex'. It's a good psychological choice because most KID players are very aggressive and forcing them to defend is a good idea. While black has saved his structure, White has a 5-2 lead in development and should continue actively with moves like h4 and play for mate. Any comments?
Sep-16-08  ravel5184: <E73> What's up with your ECO page? Only 1 kibitz? (well 2 now).

P.S. Chessmaster always plays this against me!

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