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  1. Standard member paultopia
    High Priest
    29 Aug '08 06:08 / 1 edit
    I'm starting to actually *like* it when people play c5 or d6, even though I don't get my trademark king's gambit.

    Here's my current favorite KIA game (and my number 2 in the next post)




    (although 24. ... fxg5 loses on the spot, there's nothing better for black, so it's not as if I just won on a blunder. The only other move that avoids dropping the queen or getting mated immediately is 24. ... Qe7, and then 25. Rxd7 Qxd7 26. Bd5+ blows him away -- the bishop can't be captured because the queen covers the mating square, 26. ... Rf7 is verboten because 27. Bxf7+ forces him to sac the queen to avoid immediate mate, so 26. ... Kh8 is forced. Then 27. Nxf6 if black takes, white gets an endgame with an extra piece and two pawns by 27. ... Rxf6 28. Qxf6+ Qg7 29. Nf7+ Kg8 30. Nd8+ Kh8 31. Qxg7+ Kxg7 32. Nxc6. If black doesn't take, then god only knows what black can do to survive after Ngxh7 on the next move.)

    (cont.)
  2. Standard member paultopia
    High Priest
    29 Aug '08 06:08
    2.



    Best opening ever? I think so. :-)
  3. 29 Aug '08 07:03
    Originally posted by paultopia
    I'm starting to actually *like* it when people play c5 or d6, even though I don't get my trademark king's gambit.

    Here's my current favorite KIA game (and my number 2 in the next post)


    [pgn]1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d3 Nc6 4. Nbd2 Nf6 5. g3 g6 6. Bg2 Bg7 7. O-O O-O 8. Re1 a6 9. h4 Rb8 10. Nf1 b5 11. N1h2 Bb7 12. c3 d5 13. e5 Nd7 14. Ng4 d4 15. Bh6 Qc7 ...[text shortened]... en god only knows what black can do to survive after Ngxh7 on the next move.)

    (cont.)
    Good game ... You missed mate on move 28. Qg2#
  4. 29 Aug '08 07:05
    Originally posted by paultopia
    2.

    [pgn] 1. e4 e6 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. Ngf3 Nf6 5. g3 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O Nc6 8. Re1 a6 9. h4 Re8 10. Nf1 Qc7 11. N1h2 b5 12. e5 Nd7 13. Ng4 Bb7 14. Bf4 Rac8 15. h5 Nd4 16. c3 Nxf3+ 17. Qxf3 Nb6 18. h6 Na4 19. hxg7 Nxb2 20. Re2 Na4 21. Nh6+ Kxg7 22. Qg4+[/pgn]

    Best opening ever? I think so. :-)
    I liked this one immensely... Thanks for sharing it with us...
  5. 30 Aug '08 23:32
    A nice thing about the King's Indian Attack is that it can be played against all of the main defenses to 1 e4 except for 1...d5. Bobby Fischer played it often early in his chess career, and GM Larry Evans was also quite fond of it.
  6. Standard member paultopia
    High Priest
    16 Sep '08 07:08
    Another awesome KIA game:



    Kids, can we say OVERPROTECTION IS FUN?
  7. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    17 Sep '08 06:56
    Originally posted by paultopia
    I'm starting to actually *like* it when people play c5 or d6, even though I don't get my trademark king's gambit.

    Here's my current favorite KIA game (and my number 2 in the next post)


    [pgn]1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d3 Nc6 4. Nbd2 Nf6 5. g3 g6 6. Bg2 Bg7 7. O-O O-O 8. Re1 a6 9. h4 Rb8 10. Nf1 b5 11. N1h2 Bb7 12. c3 d5 13. e5 Nd7 14. Ng4 d4 15. Bh6 Qc7 ...[text shortened]... en god only knows what black can do to survive after Ngxh7 on the next move.)

    (cont.)
    I agree. I played the English Opening for years before switching to the KIA. It's always been very good to me.