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King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1 (E95)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 e4 d6 5 Nf3 O-O 6 Be2 e5
7 O-O Nbd7 8 Re1

Number of games in database: 563
Years covered: 1936 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 36.9%
   Black wins 24.5%
   Draws 38.5%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Mark Taimanov  10 games
Svetozar Gligoric  10 games
Miguel Najdorf  9 games
Miguel Najdorf  10 games
Herman Pilnik  7 games
Emil Sutovsky  7 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Taimanov vs Geller, 1953
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1960
Ulf Andersson vs Kavalek, 1980
B Jonsson vs Lombardy, 1984
M Christoffel vs Boleslavsky, 1946
E R Lundin vs Boleslavsky, 1946
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 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 563  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. B P Reilly vs G A Thomas  1-035 1936 MargateE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
2. Kupchik vs Harold Morton  1-041 1936 US ChampionshipE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
3. Letelier vs Pelikan  0-181 1939 Buenos Aires ol (Men) fin-AE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
4. R Renter vs Keres  ½-½27 1945 Tallinn, Est op chE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
5. I Nei vs Petrosian 0-128 1946 URS-ch U18E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
6. H Kramer vs M Christoffel  0-154 1946 ZaanstreekE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
7. W H Sandifort vs C Kottnauer  0-149 1946 Zaandam (Kottnauer Hexathlon)E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
8. E R Lundin vs Boleslavsky 0-122 1946 GroningenE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
9. Vidmar vs M Christoffel  0-152 1946 GroningenE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
10. Vidmar vs Najdorf ½-½68 1946 GroningenE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
11. M Christoffel vs Boleslavsky 0-142 1946 GroningenE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
12. Dake vs Lilienthal ½-½32 1946 URS-USAE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
13. T van den Tol vs P H Pruyt  0-188 1946 NED-ch prelim IIE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
14. Stahlberg vs R Sanguinetti  1-033 1947 Mar del Plata ARGE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
15. M Luckis vs H Rossetto  ½-½76 1947 Mar del Plata ARGE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
16. M Luckis vs J Traian Iliesco  ½-½91 1947 Mar del Plata ARGE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
17. H Rossetto vs J Traian Iliesco  1-036 1947 Mar del Plata ARGE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
18. Stahlberg vs Najdorf  0-195 1947 Mar del PlataE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
19. E Spanjaard vs Szabo  0-124 1947 HilversumE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
20. H Kramer vs T van Scheltinga  0-145 1948 Beverwijk NEDE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
21. C Kottnauer vs Benko  ½-½37 1948 Bad GasteinE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
22. O Ulvestad vs H Steiner  1-048 1948 USA-chE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
23. Julio Bolbochan vs Szabo  ½-½65 1949 Trencianske Teplice (Slovakia)E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
24. P Martin vs M Czerniak  1-035 1950 Mar del PlataE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
25. L Marini vs M Czerniak  1-070 1950 Mar del PlataE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-19-03  ksadler: I played a game last night that went 8. Re1 exd4...what is wrong with this move for Black?
Feb-19-03  Spitecheck: Keene in his book written in the late 70s says the move PxP (LOL Descriptive) is premature, and gives White far too much freedom. In my eyes, a devotee of the Nbd7 KIDs, the move goes against the general principles of the King's Indian, Black lets White set up a centre so he can slash and burn it later with his well positioned pieces. But in this case he frees the position for the white pieces without fixing any White weakness. True Black has few weaknesses, but White will throw all the punches from now on. Having said that it's not so bad to be classified as a blunder, and Black effectively brings his devil on g7 into the game, atleast in the drier positional sense rather than the tactical one all Black players crave.
Feb-20-03  ksadler: Thanks SpiteCheck, I suppose that was the reason for it, to free the diagonal for the Bishop. I understand that it's not a blunder, but you correctly interpreted my question as "why do no 2400+ players play this" :)
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