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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: 1946
Years covered: 1926 to 2019
Overall record:
   White wins 44.2%
   Black wins 26.0%
   Draws 29.8%

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 78; games 1-25 of 1,946  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H van Hartingsvelt vs Euwe  0-1381926WatersnoodE73 King's Indian
2. V Berger vs Reti  0-1281926Hastings 1926/27E73 King's Indian
3. H E Price vs Menchik 0-1531929Ramsgate schevE73 King's Indian
4. Menchik vs G Norman 1-0421930Hastings 2930E73 King's Indian
5. E Voellmy vs H Johner  0-1311932BerneE73 King's Indian
6. Bauriedel vs Mross 0-1221934ch-TE73 King's Indian
7. L Engels vs I Solin  0-1361936Munich OlympiadE73 King's Indian
8. J Holas vs V Stulik  0-1351943ZlinE73 King's Indian
9. L Roedl vs G Menke  1-0441947LueneburgE73 King's Indian
10. W Fairhurst vs P F Schmidt  ½-½271949Hastings 1948/49E73 King's Indian
11. E Canal vs Najdorf  0-1381950Dubrovnik olmE73 King's Indian
12. B Rabar vs G Primavera  1-0281950Dubrovnik olmE73 King's Indian
13. Niephaus vs Ivkov  ½-½781951FRG-YUGE73 King's Indian
14. Flohr vs V Liublinsky  1-0531952Ch MoscowE73 King's Indian
15. Szabo vs G Negyesy  1-0401952HUN-ch 08thE73 King's Indian
16. Tolush vs Geller  0-1491953Training TournamentE73 King's Indian
17. G Ilivitsky vs Nezhmetdinov 0-1291954RSFSR-chE73 King's Indian
18. G Borisenko vs A Novopashin  1-0371954URS-ch sfE73 King's Indian
19. Letelier vs W Estrada Degrandi  1-0311954MontevideoE73 King's Indian
20. F Clark vs C H Stewart  0-1351954Utah OpenE73 King's Indian
21. Szabo vs F Olafsson  1-0421954Prague / Marianske Lazne ZonalE73 King's Indian
22. Averbakh vs D Byrne 1-0421954USA-URSE73 King's Indian
23. A Tikovsky vs J Marsalek  1-0341954CSR-ch sfE73 King's Indian
24. F Olafsson vs T Salo  1-0761954Amsterdam ol (Men) qual-AE73 King's Indian
25. Gligoric vs Ivkov  ½-½221954BelgradeE73 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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