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Opening system for white that mirrors black's setup in the King's Indian Defence and that can be reached via 1.e4 followed by d3, Nd2, Ngf3, g3, Bg2 and 0-0.

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King's Indian Attack (KIA) purpose?

The King's Indian Attack usually starts with the following below [FEN ""] 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 However, I do not fully understand what this opening is trying to do. I understand that White might ...
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King's Indian Attack - "pet lines"

I am reading about the King's Indian Attack (aka Barcza System), and article says that this system is "rarely used at the highest levels except to avoid certain pet lines". I wonder what are ...
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King's Indian Attack position analysis

So, after some 20 moves, we have reached this position. Who is better ? What should be the ideal plan/threat for both white and black ?
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Why is black playing ...f6 to attack the e5 pawn a bad move in the King's Indian Attack?

I have been studying the King's Indian Attack a bit recently, and have started reading through Neil McDonald's Move by Move book on it. Earlier today I played a game against a 2100 on Lichess (I am ...
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Does the King's Indian Attack need the e5 pawn push to attack on the kingside?

So from what I understand, a kingside attack can be started as long as the centre is closed. I very recently started looking into the King's Indian Attack as an opening for white against the French ...
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What's the idea behind delaying capturing the rook (25...Rd2) in Hug–Spassky (1973)?

I've been studying a series of games featuring the King's Indian Attack and in Hug–Spassky (1973)[1], I don't understand why White delays capturing the rook after 25...Rd2. Why play 26. Nd3? Is White ...
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Vienna Gambit vs King' Gambit

The Vienna game/gambit goes as 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 .. 3. f4... Why is this considered much more solid/sound than just the King's gambit. It doesn't seem to me that the extra 2. Nc3 thrown in is doing ...
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How do you play the King's Indian Attack aggressively?

The King's Indian Attack (KIA) is my choice of opening. I choose this because more often I would prefer games where the actual clash between the sides is delayed (rather than outright in the opening). ...
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Playing against the 2...c5 systems in the Kings Indian Attack against the French

[FEN ""] 1. e4 { Shockingly, I did not play 1.a3} 1... e6 2. d3 c5 This can still transpose into the main line with 3...d5. But I played a game with this yesterday, and my opponent played Nc6, d6, ...
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What to choose to play as black if you play King's Indian Attack as white?

I am around 1700 - 1800 player on, mainly playing 3+2 and 5+5 games and as white I always play KIA, but what I have noticed recently is that with white my score is much better that as black -...
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Why Qe1 in the KIA? Why not Re1?

rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/3P1NP1/PPPNPPBP/R1B1QRK1 w kq - 0 1 I see that many players play Qe1, but why not just Re1? What is the difference? Doesn't the queen on e1 also make the potential weakness of ...
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King's Indian Attack - Middle game ideas

I've searched everywhere, however, I couldn't find what are ideas in KIA. I know about Neil McDonal "The King's Indian Attack: Move by Move" book. This book covers KIA against different openings. ...
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King's indian attack vs defense relationship

Sorry for my chess ignorance. I'm organizing my understanding of openings and I thought it would be nice to know if there was a reason why the King's Indian Defense is called almost the same as King's ...
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Why don't I have more success with the King's Indian Attack?

My last opening of choice as White was the King's Indian Attack to avoid having to learn a lot of opening lines, it being a system opening. I've read Eric Schiller's and Ken Smith's books on the KIA. ...
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Strategic and tactical ideas for White in this KIA game

What are the good strategic and tactical plans for White in this position? rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1 1. e4 e6 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. g3 Nc6 5. Bg2 Nf6 6. Ngf3 Be7 7. O-O ...
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