Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...Nf6/2. c4/2...g6/3. Nc3/3...Bg7/4. e4

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King's Indian Defence
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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King's Indian Defence[edit]

4. e4[edit]

With 4.e4, White takes the King's Indian head-on, accepting the centre that black has conceded. Resulting games tend to be highly dynamic. Another important aspect of the move e4 is that it prevents black from playing 4...d5.

Theory table[edit]

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4

4
...
d6
=
...
0-0
=
...
c5
=

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References[edit]

References[edit]

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.

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