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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: 346
Years covered: 1926 to 2020
Overall record:
   White wins 43.1%
   Black wins 28.0%
   Draws 28.9%

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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 14; games 1-25 of 346  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Alekhine vs Euwe 1-0351926Alekhine - Euwe Training MatchE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
2. Flohr vs Tylor  0-1221930Hastings 2930-Premier ReservesE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
3. H Taube vs H Wagner  1-0681932Hamburg-AltonaE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
4. Zamikhovsky vs Koblents  1-0521949URS-ch sfE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
5. B Ratner vs Nezhmetdinov  ½-½551950URS-ch sfE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
6. H Keller vs L Barden  1-0421952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-BE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
7. S Johannessen vs M Farre  0-1291955Wch U20 final-AE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
8. G Fuster vs Rudolph Paul Draxl  1-0521955CAN ch53E88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
9. M Herink vs J Dolezal  0-1371956CSR-chE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
10. J Dolezal vs Sajtar  ½-½201956CSR-chE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
11. Opocensky vs A Prameshuber  ½-½431957BratislavaE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
12. K Burger vs D Byrne  0-128195758th US OpenE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
13. B H Wood vs B J Moore  0-1281957BCF-chE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
14. A Kolarov vs C Orbaan  ½-½501957Wageningen ZonalE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
15. Larsen vs J H Donner 1-0381958Donner - Larsen Zonal PlayoffE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
16. Tal vs Gligoric ½-½311958Portoroz InterzonalE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
17. J Sherwin vs Gligoric 1-0471958Portoroz InterzonalE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
18. A Aggos vs Ivkov  0-140195813th olm qual. group 4E88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
19. G Primavera vs Larsen  ½-½37195813th olm qual. group 1E88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
20. B Andersen vs E Romani  ½-½45195813th olm qual. group 1E88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
21. F J Perez Perez vs Lombardy  ½-½17195813th olm qual. group 2E88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
22. F Benitez vs P Panagopoulos  ½-½42195813th olm final CE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
23. Savon vs A Bannik  ½-½351959UKR-chE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
24. Savon vs B Korsakov  ½-½401959UKR-chE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
25. P Clarke vs E Gereben  0-1401959Hastings 1958/59E88 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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