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King's Indian, Orthodox (E94)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 e4 d6 5 Nf3 O-O 6 Be2 e5
7 O-O

Number of games in database: 4175
Years covered: 1897 to 2020
Overall record:
   White wins 39.2%
   Black wins 27.4%
   Draws 33.4%

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Loek van Wely  47 games
Lubomir Ftacnik  45 games
Wlodzimierz Schmidt  24 games
Zdenko Kozul  56 games
Sergei Movsesian  49 games
Igor V Glek  38 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2008
Piket vs Smirin, 1993
Carlsen vs McShane, 2009
N Spiridonov vs Tal, 1970
Rellstab vs Najdorf, 1950
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1970
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 page 1 of 167; games 1-25 of 4,175  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Burn vs H E Atkins  0-1651897casual gameE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
2. J Esser vs J W te Kolste  1-0441912UtrechtE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
3. A Selezniev vs V Sozin  ½-½401924USSR ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
4. W Michel vs Jacques Davidson  0-1531926SemmeringE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
5. Colle vs J H Pannekoek 1-0251926AmsterdamE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
6. Bogoljubov vs Euwe  ½-½411928Bogoljubov - Euwe: First FIDE ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
7. Colle vs S Landau  1-0351928MatchE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
8. Colle vs S Landau  ½-½501928MatchE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
9. Colle vs S Landau  0-1311928MatchE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
10. Colle vs Bogoljubov  ½-½571928DortmundE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
11. A Cheron vs Euwe  ½-½331928World Amateur ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
12. Colle vs P F van Hoorn  1-0351928MatchE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
13. Bogoljubov vs Euwe 1-0521928Bogoljubov - Euwe: Second FIDE ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
14. A Poliak vs Nenarokov 1-0521929USSR ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
15. Menchik vs G A Thomas 1-0301930Hastings 1929/30E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
16. R Grau vs Bogoljubov  0-1461930San RemoE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
17. R P Michell vs Flohr 0-1301932Hastings 1931/32E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
18. V Berger vs Koltanowski ½-½411932LondonE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
19. Flohr vs Bogoljubov 1-0261932Bad SliacE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
20. Flohr vs Bogoljubov  ½-½301932BerneE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
21. Flohr vs Euwe  ½-½251932Euwe - FlohrE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
22. F Schubert vs Chodera  0-1601933PragueE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
23. T Sigurdsson vs C H Alexander  0-1391933Folkestone OlympiadE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
24. Dake vs C H Alexander  1-0311933Folkestone OlympiadE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
25. L Stolzenberg vs Fine  0-1391933Western ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-05-07  jperr75108: I'm thinking about taking up the Kings Indian Defence... Anyone here have any specific suggestions?
Feb-05-07  who: What level of a player are you?
Mar-30-08  Gameaddict: Does anyone know of a book or other source of material on 7....exd4? It seems like a playable way to avoid the intimidating theory of 7....Nc6.
Mar-30-08  computer chess guy: Nunn & Burgess, The New Classical King's Indian, covers 7 .. exd4 (in Chapter 5), but it's 10+ years old now.
Mar-30-08  J4z: Very "deep" opening... get ready to put your study hat on! =D Though I do use it when my opponent opens with 1.d4. I like how it allows me to set up and absorb what my opponent tries to do.
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King's Indian, Orthodox
1.d4 ♘f6 2.c4 g6 3.♘c3 ♗g7 4.e4 d6 5. ♘f3 O-O 6.♗e2 e5 7. O-O

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Oct-10-13  Kikoman: <Opening of the Day>

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

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Oct-10-13  parisattack: This variation (and especially the MdP) is a game itself. Enormously complex both tactically and strategically.

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