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King's Indian, Orthodox (E94)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 e4 d6 5 Nf3 O-O 6 Be2 e5
7 O-O

Number of games in database: 3695
Years covered: 1912 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 39.2%
   Black wins 27.2%
   Draws 33.7%

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Loek van Wely  47 games
Lubomir Ftacnik  45 games
Wlodzimierz Schmidt  24 games
Zdenko Kozul  56 games
Sergei Movsesian  49 games
Igor V Glek  38 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2008
Piket vs Smirin, 1993
Carlsen vs McShane, 2009
N Spiridonov vs Tal, 1970
Rellstab vs Najdorf, 1950
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1970
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 page 1 of 148; games 1-25 of 3,695  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Esser vs J W te Kolste  1-044 1912 UtrechtE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
2. W Michel vs J Davidson  0-153 1926 SemmeringE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
3. Colle vs J H Pannekoek 1-025 1926 Amsterdam NEDE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
4. Colle vs P F van Hoorn  1-035 1928 MatchE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
5. Colle vs Bogoljubov  ½-½57 1928 Dortmund (Germany)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
6. Bogoljubov vs Euwe  ½-½41 1928 Bogoljubov - Euwe: First FIDE ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
7. Colle vs S Landau  1-035 1928 matchE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
8. Colle vs S Landau  ½-½50 1928 matchE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
9. Colle vs S Landau  0-131 1928 matchE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
10. A Cheron vs Euwe  ½-½33 1928 Wch AmateurE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
11. Bogoljubov vs Euwe  1-052 1928 Bogoljubov - Euwe: Second FIDE ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
12. A Poliak vs Nenarokov  1-052 1929 USSR ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
13. Menchik vs G A Thomas 1-030 1930 Hastings 1929/30E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
14. R Grau vs Bogoljubov  0-146 1930 San RemoE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
15. Flohr vs Bogoljubov 1-026 1932 Sliac (Slovakia)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
16. R P Michell vs Flohr  0-130 1932 Hastings 3132E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
17. V Berger vs Koltanowski ½-½41 1932 LondonE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
18. Flohr vs Bogoljubov  ½-½30 1932 BerneE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
19. Flohr vs Euwe  ½-½25 1932 Amsterdam/Karlsbad m ;HCL 28E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
20. Dake vs C H Alexander  1-031 1933 OlympiadE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
21. F Schubert vs Chodera  0-160 1933 PragueE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
22. L Stolzenberg vs Fine  0-139 1933 Western ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
23. F Igel vs R Palme  1-044 1933 Trebitsch mem 16thE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
24. C Jaffe vs Fine 1-059 1934 NY Metropolitan CLE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
25. R Llorens vs Koltanowski  0-132 1934 SitgesE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-05-07  jperr75108: I'm thinking about taking up the Kings Indian Defence... Anyone here have any specific suggestions?
Feb-05-07  who: What level of a player are you?
Mar-30-08  Gameaddict: Does anyone know of a book or other source of material on 7....exd4? It seems like a playable way to avoid the intimidating theory of 7....Nc6.
Mar-30-08  computer chess guy: Nunn & Burgess, The New Classical King's Indian, covers 7 .. exd4 (in Chapter 5), but it's 10+ years old now.
Mar-30-08  J4z: Very "deep" opening... get ready to put your study hat on! =D Though I do use it when my opponent opens with 1.d4. I like how it allows me to set up and absorb what my opponent tries to do.
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King's Indian, Orthodox
1.d4 ♘f6 2.c4 g6 3.♘c3 ♗g7 4.e4 d6 5. ♘f3 O-O 6.♗e2 e5 7. O-O

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King's Indian, Orthodox
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O

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  parisattack: This variation (and especially the MdP) is a game itself. Enormously complex both tactically and strategically.
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