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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: 824
Years covered: 1930 to 2019
Overall record:
   White wins 44.8%
   Black wins 21.7%
   Draws 33.5%

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 33; games 1-25 of 824  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Erik Andersen vs Carls 0-1381930Hamburg ol (Men)E75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
2. Averbakh vs A Matanovic ½-½681952Stockholm InterzonalE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
3. Averbakh vs Boleslavsky 1-0751953Training TournamentE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
4. L Navarovszky vs L Binet Tapaszto  1-0481954HUN-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
5. G Kluger vs G Forintos  1-0401954HUN-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
6. Lutikov vs V Sherbakov  0-1481954URS-ch sfE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
7. G Borisenko vs M Yudovich Sr.  1-0411954URS-ch sfE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
8. Ragozin vs G Borisenko  ½-½411954URS-ch21E75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
9. Averbakh vs Panno 1-0311954ARG-URSE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
10. Averbakh vs Aronin  1-02219542nd Soviet Team CupE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
11. Bronstein vs Pilnik 1-0691954BelgradeE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
12. W Estrada Degrandi vs Najdorf 0-1421954MontevideoE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
13. S Nedeljkovic vs Gilg 1-0361954FRG-YUGE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
14. J Dolezal vs Sajtar  ½-½321954CSR-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
15. B Rabar vs Matulovic  ½-½121955YUG-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
16. Gligoric vs M Bertok  ½-½141955YUG-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
17. Averbakh vs V Sherbakov  ½-½331955USSR ChampionshipE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
18. Portisch vs K Lloyd  ½-½411955Wch U20 prel-BE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
19. Bronstein vs J H Donner 1-0251955Gothenburg InterzonalE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
20. B Rabar vs J H Donner  1-0421955Gothenburg InterzonalE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
21. B Rabar vs G Porreca  ½-½471955ZagrebE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
22. B Rabar vs Ivkov  ½-½251955ZagrebE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
23. B Rabar vs Gligoric 1-0331955ZagrebE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
24. B Rabar vs Udovcic  ½-½381955ZagrebE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
25. B Wexler vs J Behrensen  ½-½251955ARG-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  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.
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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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