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King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1 (E95)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 e4 d6 5 Nf3 O-O 6 Be2 e5
7 O-O Nbd7 8 Re1

Number of games in database: 623
Years covered: 1936 to 2020
Overall record:
   White wins 36.9%
   Black wins 25.5%
   Draws 37.6%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Mark Taimanov  10 games
Svetozar Gligoric  10 games
Miguel Najdorf  9 games
Miguel Najdorf  10 games
Herman Pilnik  7 games
Emil Sutovsky  7 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Taimanov vs Geller, 1953
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1960
Ulf Andersson vs Kavalek, 1980
B Jonsson vs Lombardy, 1984
M Christoffel vs Boleslavsky, 1946
E R Lundin vs Boleslavsky, 1946
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 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 623  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B P Reilly vs G A Thomas  1-0351936MargateE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
2. Kupchik vs Harold Morton  1-0411936US ChampionshipE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
3. Letelier vs Pelikan  0-1811939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
4. R Renter vs Keres ½-½271945Tallinn, Est op chE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
5. H Kramer vs M Christoffel  0-1541946ZaanstreekE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
6. W H Sandifort vs C Kottnauer  0-1491946Zaandam (Kottnauer Hexathlon)E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
7. I Nei vs Petrosian 0-1281946URS-ch U18E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
8. E R Lundin vs Boleslavsky 0-1221946GroningenE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
9. Vidmar vs M Christoffel  0-1521946GroningenE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
10. Vidmar vs Najdorf ½-½681946GroningenE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
11. M Christoffel vs Boleslavsky 0-1421946GroningenE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
12. Dake vs Lilienthal ½-½321946URS-USAE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
13. T van den Tol vs P H Pruyt  0-1881946NED-ch prelim IIE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
14. M Luckis vs H Rossetto  ½-½761947Mar del PlataE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
15. H Rossetto vs J Traian Iliesco  1-0361947Mar del PlataE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
16. Stahlberg vs Najdorf 0-1951947Mar del PlataE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
17. Stahlberg vs R Sanguinetti  1-0331947Mar del PlataE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
18. M Luckis vs J Traian Iliesco  ½-½911947Mar del PlataE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
19. E Spanjaard vs Szabo  0-1241947HilversumE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
20. H Kramer vs T van Scheltinga  0-1451948HoogovenE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
21. C Kottnauer vs Benko  ½-½371948Bad GasteinE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
22. O Ulvestad vs H Steiner  1-0481948USA-chE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
23. Julio Bolbochan vs Szabo  ½-½651949Reti MemorialE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
24. L Marini vs M Czerniak  1-0701950Mar del PlataE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
25. P Martin vs M Czerniak  1-0351950Mar del PlataE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-19-03  ksadler: I played a game last night that went 8. Re1 exd4...what is wrong with this move for Black?
Feb-19-03  Spitecheck: Keene in his book written in the late 70s says the move PxP (LOL Descriptive) is premature, and gives White far too much freedom. In my eyes, a devotee of the Nbd7 KIDs, the move goes against the general principles of the King's Indian, Black lets White set up a centre so he can slash and burn it later with his well positioned pieces. But in this case he frees the position for the white pieces without fixing any White weakness. True Black has few weaknesses, but White will throw all the punches from now on. Having said that it's not so bad to be classified as a blunder, and Black effectively brings his devil on g7 into the game, atleast in the drier positional sense rather than the tactical one all Black players crave.
Feb-20-03  ksadler: Thanks SpiteCheck, I suppose that was the reason for it, to free the diagonal for the Bishop. I understand that it's not a blunder, but you correctly interpreted my question as "why do no 2400+ players play this" :)

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