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  1. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    01 Dec '07 00:21
    I normally play 5.f3 after this position. What do you guys recommend as the best fifth move?

    a.f4
    b.Be2
    c.f3
    4.Nf3

  2. 01 Dec '07 00:22 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Dutch Defense
    I normally play 5.f3 after this position. What do you guys recommend as the best fifth move?

    a.f4
    b.Be2
    c.f3
    4.Nf3

    [fen]rnbqk2r/ppp1ppbp/3p1np1/8/2PPP3/2N5/PP3PPP/R1BQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1[/fen]
    # 4 hands down


    EDIT: oh and you forgot #5 Bd3 thats a playable move.
  3. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    01 Dec '07 00:22
    4.Nf3....make room for castling....
  4. 01 Dec '07 00:24
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    4.Nf3....make room for castling....
    that isn't the best or only reason as Be2 also makes room for castling.
  5. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    01 Dec '07 00:25
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    that isn't the best or only reason as Be2 also makes room for castling.
    True but...."Knights before Bishops"
  6. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    01 Dec '07 00:26
    Which i think is BS....i always develope my bishops into fianchettoes first.
  7. 01 Dec '07 00:29
    5.Bf4...0-0
    6.Nf3
  8. 01 Dec '07 23:40
    boys...there is a lot of chess theory in king indian on internet...please wisit some site...and read it
  9. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    01 Dec '07 23:42
    Originally posted by marsushavran
    boys...there is a lot of chess theory in king indian on internet...please wisit some site...and read it
    Perhaps you can show me how to "wisit" a site while you're at it?
  10. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    01 Dec '07 23:53
    This is the site i go to.

    Thats why i pay to be here. so i can learn "all" different things about chess.

    even the KID which i don't play....but may soon take up.
  11. 01 Dec '07 23:54
    I don't play 1 d4 2 c4 as White, but I sometimes play the KID as Black and the move I least like to see is 5 f3 (the Saemisch variation).
    I used to joke that the reason Fischer gave up chess was because the Saemisch Variation took all of the fun out of playing his beloved King's Indian Defense.
  12. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Gonzalo de Córdoba
    02 Dec '07 01:29
    When I play KID I fear f3.
  13. 02 Dec '07 18:33
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    When I play KID I fear f3.
    there's not much to fear in f3- just plan ...nh5 and ...f5 and you're fine
  14. 02 Dec '07 18:36
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    Which i think is BS....i always develope my bishops into fianchettoes first.
    and in this case, a fianchetto is also considered good
    g3 is what I'd probably play, but in practice, for whatever reason, the KID is not one I come across that much. usually its QGD, QGA, or nimzo-Indian. I personally play Nimzo against 1. d4 whenever I'm black.
  15. 02 Dec '07 20:28
    Originally posted by chesskid001
    there's not much to fear in f3- just plan ...nh5 and ...f5 and you're fine
    That's an excellent plan if White castles kingside, but in many variations of the Saemisch White castles long. And White may delay his decision for a bit, so finding constructive moves for Black when he doens't know where White's king is going to live is a challange.