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King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6 (E88)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 e4 d6 5 f3 O-O 6 Be3 e5
7 d5 c6

Number of games in database: 317
Years covered: 1926 to 2016
Overall record:
   White wins 42.6%
   Black wins 28.4%
   Draws 29.0%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Yuri Razuvaev  10 games
Lev Polugaevsky  10 games
Jan Timman  9 games
Svetozar Gligoric  14 games
Wolfgang Uhlmann  9 games
Vasilios Kotronias  8 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1926
Portisch vs Gligoric, 1975
O'Kelly vs P Dubinin, 1963
B Andersen vs Petrosian, 1960
G Michelakis vs Kotronias, 1996
Timman vs Kasparov, 1988
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 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 317  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Alekhine vs Euwe 1-035 1926 Alekhine - Euwe Training MatchE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
2. H Taube vs H Wagner  1-068 1932 Hamburg-Altona GERE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
3. Zamikhovsky vs Koblents  1-052 1949 URS-ch sfE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
4. H Keller vs L Barden  1-042 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
5. J Dolezal vs Sajtar  ½-½20 1956 CSR-chE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
6. M Herink vs J Dolezal  0-137 1956 CSR-chE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
7. Opocensky vs A Prameshuber  ½-½43 1957 BratislavaE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
8. K Burger vs D Byrne  0-128 1957 58th US OpenE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
9. Larsen vs J H Donner 1-038 1958 The Hague mE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
10. Tal vs Gligoric ½-½31 1958 Portoroz InterzonalE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
11. J Sherwin vs Gligoric 1-047 1958 Portoroz InterzonalE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
12. G Primavera vs Larsen  ½-½37 1958 Munich ol (Men) prelE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
13. A Aggos vs Ivkov  0-140 1958 13th olm qual. group 4E88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
14. B Andersen vs E Romani  ½-½45 1958 13th olm qual. group 1E88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
15. F J Perez Perez vs Lombardy  ½-½17 1958 13th olm qual. group 2E88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
16. F Benitez vs P Panagopoulos  ½-½42 1958 13th olm final CE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
17. Savon vs B Korsakov  ½-½40 1959 UKR-chE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
18. Savon vs A Bannik  ½-½35 1959 UKR-chE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
19. M Haygarth vs J Penrose 0-129 1959 BCF-ch play-offE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
20. P Clarke vs E Gereben  0-140 1959 Hastings 1958/59E88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
21. Spassky vs Gurgenidze 1-054 1959 USSR ChampionshipE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
22. Polugaevsky vs Petrosian  ½-½76 1959 USSR ChampionshipE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
23. Polugaevsky vs Gurgenidze  1-060 1959 USSR ChampionshipE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
24. Gligoric vs J H Donner  ½-½46 1959 ZurichE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
25. Zuckerman vs G S Barnes  ½-½18 1959 60th US OpenE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-14-04  Dillinger: I heart E88!
[Event "Rated game, 3m + 0s"]
[Site "Playchess.com"]
[Date "2004.11.14"]
[White "Dillinger"]
[Black "Giessener"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1541"]
[BlackElo "1792"]
[ECO "E88"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 e5 7. d5 c6 8. Qd2 cxd5 9. cxd5 b6 10. Bh6 Ba6 11. Bxa6 Nxa6 12. Bxg7 Kxg7 13. Nge2 Nd7 14. h4 f5 15. h5 fxe4 16. hxg6 hxg6 17. Qh6+ Kf7 18. Qh7+ Kf6 19. Nxe4+ Kf5 20. g4# 1-0

Nov-14-04  azaris: Now I remember the reason I don't play the KID as Black...
Jul-11-09  WhiteRook48: Now I know the reason I play the KID as white
normally in the Samisch I would play 5 f3 0-0 6 b3 to prevent dropping any pawns
Oct-12-11  edbermac: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 e5 7. d5 c6 8. Bd3 cxd5 9. cxd5 Ne8 10. Qd2 f5 11. exf5

The database gives 11...gf, why doesn't Black capture Bf5?

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