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King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line (E75)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 e4 d6 5 Be2 O-O 6 Bg5 c5
7 d5 e6

Number of games in database: 733
Years covered: 1930 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 44.1%
   Black wins 21.6%
   Draws 34.4%

Popularity graph, by decade

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Wolfgang Uhlmann  35 games
Lev Alburt  17 games
Vlastimil Hort  15 games
Svetozar Gligoric  19 games
Varlam Vepkhvishvili  18 games
Wlodzimierz Schmidt  12 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Najdorf vs Fischer, 1966
Hort vs Minic, 1967
Carlsen vs Van Wely, 2013
Alburt vs Kasparov, 1978
V Tukmakov vs Kasparov, 1981
Chukaev vs Tal, 1956
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 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 733  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Erik Andersen vs Carls 0-1381930Hamburg olE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
2. Averbakh vs A Matanovic  ½-½681952Stockholm InterzonalE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
3. Averbakh vs Boleslavsky 1-0751953URS-trainingE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
4. Averbakh vs Panno 1-0311954ARG-URSE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
5. L Navarovszky vs L Binet Tapaszto  1-0481954HUN-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
6. Averbakh vs Aronin  1-0221954RigaE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
7. J Dolezal vs Sajtar  ½-½321954CSR-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
8. G Kluger vs G Forintos  1-0401954HUN-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
9. G Borisenko vs M Yudovich Sr.  1-0411954URS-ch sfE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
10. Lutikov vs V Sherbakov  0-1481954URS-ch sfE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
11. W Estrada Degrandi vs Najdorf 0-1421954MontevideoE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
12. Bronstein vs Pilnik 1-0691954BelgradeE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
13. S Nedeljkovic vs Gilg 1-0361954FRG-YUGE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
14. Ragozin vs G Borisenko  ½-½411954URS-ch21E75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
15. Gligoric vs M Bertok  ½-½141955YUG-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
16. B Rabar vs Udovcic  ½-½381955ZagrebE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
17. B Rabar vs G Porreca  ½-½471955ZagrebE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
18. B Rabar vs Ivkov  ½-½251955ZagrebE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
19. J Foldi vs B Sandor  ½-½411955HUN-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
20. F Jenei vs Benko  0-1411955HUN-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
21. G Barcza vs G Szilagyi  ½-½731955HUN-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
22. B Wexler vs J Behrensen  ½-½251955ARG-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
23. Szabo vs G Szilagyi  0-1331955HUNE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
24. Szabo vs G Szilagyi 0-1331955HUN chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
25. B Rabar vs Matulovic  ½-½121955YUG-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-29-06  blingice: Anyone on <CG.com> played this opening?
Jul-30-06  Rocafella: Qd2 is a continuation? As the exchange of the pawn is good for white, as is the advance on the e-pawn, closes lines for black.
Oct-26-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  ganstaman: So if white decides to play 8. dxe6, recapture with bishop or pawn?
Jan-29-07  KingV93: I like to play the Kings Indian and my regular foil has taken up this as his standard method of assault upon my position, though apparently we do no play the 'main line' as I like to continue to try for the e5 advance instead of c5.
Sep-16-08  Cactus: <ganstaman> Bishop. Basically, in this line black sacs a pawn - and gets almost no compensation, so it's not too popular anymore, I think.
Dec-28-11
Premium Chessgames Member
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King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
1.d4 ♘f6 2.c4 g6 3.♘c3 ♗g7 4.e4 d6 5.♗e2 O-O 6.♗g5 c5 7.d5 e6


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White has a space advantage on the queenside and looking to break through on the queenside. However, black would like to break down white's center and go with an attack on the kingside.

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