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King's Indian (E91)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 e4 d6 5 Nf3 O-O 6 Be2

Number of games in database: 2074
Years covered: 1912 to 2020
Overall record:
   White wins 44.2%
   Black wins 23.8%
   Draws 32.1%

Popularity graph, by decade

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Lubomir Ftacnik  15 games
Loek van Wely  13 games
Wlodzimierz Schmidt  12 games
Gadir Guseinov  47 games
Rauf Mamedov  22 games
Miso Cebalo  19 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Karpov vs Spassky, 1974
Kasparov vs M Vukic, 1979
L Wu vs Efimenko, 2004
K Aseev vs V Nevostrujev, 2002
E Sos Andreu vs Kamsky, 2014
Bogoljubov vs Yates, 1925
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 page 1 of 83; games 1-25 of 2,074  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R P Michell vs J W te Kolste 1-0251912ENG-NED mE91 King's Indian
2. A R B Thomas vs C Duffield  0-1281924BCF-ch 17th Major OpenE91 King's Indian
3. Bogoljubov vs Yates 0-1551925Baden-BadenE91 King's Indian
4. Botvinnik vs M Szebarszin 1-0971926LeningradE91 King's Indian
5. J H Pannekoek vs Euwe  0-1361926AmsterdamE91 King's Indian
6. J H Pannekoek vs Euwe  0-1341926AmsterdamE91 King's Indian
7. Colle vs V Berger ½-½691928Hastings 1927/28E91 King's Indian
8. M Sonnenberg vs E de Haas  1-0371928VAS-NRSVE91 King's Indian
9. Saemisch vs H Wagner  1-0291930Swinemunde UPOLO 03E91 King's Indian
10. P Izmailov vs D D Grigorenko  0-14019317th Ch URS (1/2 final) gr.4E91 King's Indian
11. Sultan Khan vs Menchik 1-0411931Hastings 1930/31E91 King's Indian
12. Rellstab vs B Moritz  ½-½321932Swinemuende GERE91 King's Indian
13. Lisitsin vs Chekhover  0-1671932Leningrad ChampionshipE91 King's Indian
14. W Winter vs E Eliskases  ½-½311933Folkestone OlympiadE91 King's Indian
15. Flohr vs S Rosselli del Turco  1-0381934ZurichE91 King's Indian
16. Flohr vs S Boros  1-0301934DSV in der CSR-ch13E91 King's Indian
17. R P Michell vs Koltanowski 0-1511935Hastings 1935/36E91 King's Indian
18. J Vinuesa vs B H Villegas  0-1701936Mar del Plata it-03E91 King's Indian
19. Kupchik vs Factor  1-0771936US ChampionshipE91 King's Indian
20. Yury Toshev vs Pelikan  0-1351936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadE91 King's Indian
21. A Kiprov vs T Salo  0-1351936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadE91 King's Indian
22. Yury Toshev vs K S Ojanen  ½-½311936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadE91 King's Indian
23. D S Polland vs J Winter  1-032193738th ACF Congress. Preliminary 5E91 King's Indian
24. Flohr vs V Mikenas  1-0411938Flohr - Mikenas matchE91 King's Indian
25. J W Collins vs B Dahlstrom  1-031193839th ACF Congress. FinalE91 King's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-18-05  refutor: is ...c5 better here than ...e5 going for an improved benoni (e.g. avoiding the taimanov attack)?
Dec-02-05  suenteus po 147: <refutor> Do you know if there is an ECO code for this position after 6...c5?
Dec-02-05  KingG: <suenteus po 147> I don't think there is a separate ECO code, but after something like 6...c5 7.d5 e6 8.exd5 cxd5 it goes into a Benoni, which has an ECO code like A70-A79.
May-18-06  Drifter: < <refutor> is ...c5 better here than ...e5 going for an improved benoni (e.g. avoiding the taimanov attack)? > with e5 black usually intends to play on the king-side and c5 intends play on the queenside.

The MCO says that alot of GMs distrust the benoni because of the pawn wedge white can gain.

but at club level its a good aggresive opening.I think its a matter of taste.

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