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King's Indian (E73)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 e4 d6 5 Be2

Number of games in database: 3259
Years covered: 1925 to 2022
Overall record:
   White wins 43.8%
   Black wins 27.3%
   Draws 29.0%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Ivan Farago  64 games
Wolfgang Uhlmann  51 games
Margeir Petursson  38 games
Joseph G Gallagher  24 games
Ilia Smirin  24 games
Wolfgang Uhlmann  20 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Petrosian vs S Schweber, 1962
Bareev vs Kupreichik, 1990
Polugaevsky vs Geller, 1968
Petrosian vs Geller, 1961
Alburt vs Kasparov, 1982
Alburt vs A J Mestel, 1984
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 page 1 of 131; games 1-25 of 3,259  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Gooding vs G W Moses  1-0351925British ChampionshipE73 King's Indian
2. H van Hartingsvelt vs Euwe  0-1381926WatersnoodE73 King's Indian
3. V Buerger vs Reti  0-1281926Hastings 1926/27E73 King's Indian
4. H E Price vs Menchik 0-1531929Ramsgate schevE73 King's Indian
5. Menchik vs G Norman 1-0421930Hastings 2930E73 King's Indian
6. E Voellmy vs H Johner  0-1311932BernE73 King's Indian
7. Bauriedel vs P Mross 0-1221934ch-TE73 King's Indian
8. J Kolnhofer vs H Mueller 0-1521935Trebitsch MemorialE73 King's Indian
9. A Gibaud vs Koltanowski  1-0431936MadridE73 King's Indian
10. L Engels vs I Solin  0-1361936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadE73 King's Indian
11. G I Sergienko vs Panasenko  1-0311937Khabarovsk championshipE73 King's Indian
12. J Holas vs V Stulik  0-1351943ZlinE73 King's Indian
13. L Roedl vs G Menke  1-0441947LueneburgE73 King's Indian
14. W Fairhurst vs R H Newman  0-1471947British ChampionshipE73 King's Indian
15. W Fairhurst vs P Schmidt  ½-½271949Hastings 1948/49E73 King's Indian
16. E Canal vs Najdorf  0-1381950Dubrovnik OlympiadE73 King's Indian
17. B Rabar vs G Primavera  1-0281950Dubrovnik OlympiadE73 King's Indian
18. Kasparian vs Gurgenidze  1-0471951TbilisiE73 King's Indian
19. Niephaus vs Ivkov  ½-½781951FRG-YUGE73 King's Indian
20. Flohr vs V Lyublinsky  1-0531952Moscow-chE73 King's Indian
21. P Lob vs A Matanovic  0-1291952BelgradeE73 King's Indian
22. Szabo vs G Negyesy  1-0401952Hungarian ChampionshipE73 King's Indian
23. Tolush vs Geller  0-1491953Training TournamentE73 King's Indian
24. Fazekas vs H I Woolverton  1-0331953British ChampionshipE73 King's Indian
25. V Russ vs J H Pollitt  1-0361953British ChampionshipE73 King's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-22-05  Backward Development: A possible gambit line for white in the KID is 5...0-0 6.Bg5 Na6!?<Gallagher's choice> 7.c5!?<the idea is to weaken black's structure, possibly exchange the light-squared bishop for a black knight, further weakening the structure, play Qd2 and 0-0-0 with definite compensation>7...dxc5 8.d5 Nb8<apparently the only move, and one that shows me 6...Na6 might not be so strong.>9.Qd2 c6 10.0-0-0 cxd5 11.e5 Nfd7 12.Nxd5 and white definintely has compensation, and the game is 'complex'. It's a good psychological choice because most KID players are very aggressive and forcing them to defend is a good idea. While black has saved his structure, White has a 5-2 lead in development and should continue actively with moves like h4 and play for mate. Any comments?
Sep-16-08  ravel5184: <E73> What's up with your ECO page? Only 1 kibitz? (well 2 now).

P.S. Chessmaster always plays this against me!

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