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It's not the KIA at fault (in fact we saw here a color-reversed KID) but you both lacked when it comes to positional play. In the end position, Black is far better. He can act the standard queenside pawnroller while you don't have the slightest attacking counterplay, and a horribly bad bishop. But since so much material has been traded, Black probably didn'...


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First, to address your question, "So if I commit to the KIA with 3.d3 and my opponent plays 3...d6, not allowing any e5 push, I should just open up the position and be left with a slightly worse opening?" - I am tempted to say yes, play something else in this case but in no way you are "worse" after losing a tempo after, say, d2-d3 ...


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It's a very interesting position. From your description I see that you are on the right path of planning. Let's see: Clearly your queen-side is safe enough (unless you lose a couple of tempos), and although your bishop is in a completely defensive position on the 8th rank, it has still kept its prospect for a possible attack on white's king-side. ...


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My understanding is that the dark squared bishop on g7 in this opening is a strong defensive piece and should be preserved there if possible. White I know will typically try to trade off this bishop to enhance his own kingside attacking chances, by playing his dark squared bishop to e3 and supporting it with his queen on d2 so he can penetrate with this ...


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I'd recommend against a Grunfeld white play reversed Catalan lines Against a KID either the Torre or... Or.. Play the French vs KIA lines as white!!! Pretty solid lines Stonewall against delayed c5! Sure! Chances are your playing a Sicilian fanatic who plays that set up against everything... And who at the very least is gonna hate you for A) playing an ...


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