King’s Indian

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King’s Indian attack from the perspective of white pieces

C00 Kings Indian attack from the perspective of white pieces

The King’s Indian Attack (or KIA), also known as the Barcza System (after Gedeon Barcza), is a chess opening system for White.

The opening is not a series of specific moves, but rather a system that can be played from many different move orders. Though the KIA is often reached via 1.e4 followed by d3, Nd2, Ngf3, g3, Bg2, and 0-0, it can also arise from 1.g3, 1.Nf3, or even 1.d3.

The KIA is a mirror image of the setup adopted by Black in the King’s Indian Defence. Yet, because of White’s extra tempo, the nature of the subsequent play is often different from that of a typical King’s Indian Defence.

By its nature, the KIA is a closed, strategic opening that presents its practitioner with common themes and tactics and a comfortable middlegame against various defences. White’s most common plan involves a central pawn push, e4–e5, leading to a central bind, kingside space, and concrete attacking chances on a kingside-castled black king. Black’s resources—more queenside space for example—are not to be underestimated. In fact, this asymmetry often leads to violent middlegames and neatly constructed mating nets involving sacrifices.

1. e4, c5, 2. Nf3, e6, 3. D3, Nc6, 4. G3, d5, 5. Nbd2;

1. e4, e6, 2. D3, d5, 3. Nd2, b6, 4. G3.


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