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Ding Liren vs Samy Shoker
FIDE World Team Championship (2013), Antalya TUR, rd 6, Dec-02
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Bayonet Attack Sokolov's Line (E97)  ·  1-0



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  Check It Out: Complicated and tactical game. Strange KID to my eyes where black never played the thematic ...f5 or initiated a kingside attack while white had dynamic play on the queenside.
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  parisattack: I was thinking the same thing <Check It Out>. I doubt black can make a go of it in the MdP by attempting to just defend against white's Q-side attack.
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  Check It Out: <parisattack> What is <MdP>?
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  parisattack: The Mar del Plata variation of the King's Indian, as here. Interesting history to it, also.
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  parisattack: This (according to Gligoric who did the most early to promote the line) is the first game with it. Supposedly after a suggestion by Aronin.

Taimanov vs Bronstein, 1952

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  Check It Out: I see. Both games are the same through 7...Ne7, so is it the MdP variation by that point?

Taimanov's queenside pressure was too much for Bronstein in that game, though Bronstein gave the kingside attack a good shot.

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  parisattack: Yes, I believe that IDs it as Mar del Plata. Several books on it and the development of White's responses - Ne1, Nd2, b4 (the Bayonet Attack).

Fascinating line to me - the core of the King's Indian theme - White gets the Q-Side, Black gets the K-side and 'who comes first' just as in the quoted game.

I think the consensus is White's attack is sounder but a kingside attack is more dangerous. Its also interesting that Black can have a very impressive looking attack but if White cuts at c7 or d6 - it comes tumbling down like a stack of dominoes.

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  Check It Out: I agree - good fighting chess comes from these lines, with players like Fischer, Kasparov, and more currently Radjabov and Nakamura championing the KID.

I believe it gets dropped at very highes levels of chess competition by many because it leads to tactical and aggressive chess that can be unpredictable and taxing.

I have tried it myself a few times but after those first seven moves I'm on my own and I don't think it's my style.

Have you played it much?

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  parisattack: <Check It Out>

I played it long ago when I played the Classical King's Indian. Mixed success. I think your comment about 'unpredictable and taxing' pretty much says it - at least for white. One slip on the kingside and you're toast!

I moved on to the Four Pawn Attack and really like it - White is the kingside aggressor most of the time and lots of little known highways and byways.

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