My chess course kiddies requested KID specific tactics material. Now I never play KID. For Sicilian, I would say "specific" means, for example, Nxb5,Nxe6,Nd5,Nf5...had my fair share of these suicidal knights myself. For KID, immediately the Qxg2+, Nh4+, Ng5/g2# classic came to my mind. It's a bit subjective what is "specific", merely the position resulting from a KID (I mean the main variant with Black going for mate or bust) is not enough (after all White could blunder away material like in any opening).

Thus: Do you know an online source (surely my lib does have some opening specific tactic books!) collecting tactics specific (read: illustrative for the ideas of the opening) to a single opening (not necessary KID)? For example, I could imagine there are LiChess collections (but I rarely use LiChess).

  • I wish there was an internal "email" function would send you a pgn database i have with a lot of K.I.D surveys and tactics , basically covers ECO E60 through E99 and probably 60 to 70 lines?
    – Merenix
    Sep 16, 2021 at 11:25
  • Also there is a forum KingQueenOfChess reasonably ok material however there is ALOT of sifting through the crud to get the gold. Not easily searchable.
    – Merenix
    Sep 16, 2021 at 11:39
  • Reddman Got it feel free to delete your comment I'll sift through the 4gb of pgns and books and send what i can
    – Merenix
    Sep 17, 2021 at 3:52
  • Email Link sent to a google drive. hopefully you can get something
    – Merenix
    Sep 17, 2021 at 4:15
  • @DavidBateman: Could you retry (or directly post the link) since nothing appeared in my mailbox yet? THX. Sep 19, 2021 at 9:14

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Chessables has a lot of Kings Indian Defence material and much of it is free. Would strongly suggest having a look there first. Also have a look at the modern defence as its quite similar conceptually (I quite like the modern defence and have quite some success with it).

A Chessable Course I would recommend thats free Short & Sweet: The King's Indian - FM K. Plinchta

In addition to that if you are super keen and happy to spend the money...chessbase has some (by some its actually an obscene amount) Kings Indian Defence lessons. That said I don't think they are really worth the money.


You could try searching for short KID games in the online databases. It's where you might find the "seed games" for some common tactics, as a place to start.

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