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  1. 29 Sep '14 15:43 / 1 edit
    Hello All,
    I played a KID game against Luigi Lammachi. Despite a bad start, I managed to draw against him. Would some people, including Greenpawn, comment on Black's start and make good suggestions as to how to play against 4. Bf4 and with other useful management? After 4. Bf4, what can Black do with the KID? The game is in the next post.
  2. 29 Sep '14 15:45 / 3 edits
    Luigi Lammachi(1428) Vs. KingOnPoint(1506)
    King's Indian Defence, 3. Nc3 (E61), Similar to (E70) 4. e4

  3. 29 Sep '14 15:57 / 2 edits
    When White moves his dark-squared bishop early in the KID, Black can often consider playing c5 instead of e5, because White's b2 pawn is undefended. In this game I might well have played 6. ... c5 rather than 6. ... Nd7, though I think the latter is fine as well. However I didn't like 7. ... dxe5. 7. ... Nh5 has got to be stronger - doesn't it force White's dark-squared bishop off? (unless he wants to drop a pawn).
  4. 29 Sep '14 16:13 / 1 edit
    Data Fly Typed:'
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    However I didn't like 7. ... dxe5. 7. ... Nh5 has got to be stronger - doesn't it force White's dark-squared bishop off? (unless he wants to drop a pawn).
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    If Black and White play 7... Nh5 8. Qd2 Nxf4 9. Qxf4, then how does Black handle the White e5 pawn? Then, there is Rad1 on the open file with Black's Queen after d4xe5 back. Then, there is the c3 Knight looking for Nxc7.
  5. 29 Sep '14 17:24
    White's king is still in the centre, I'd do my best to open things up. I'd fancy my chances after 9. ... c5, for example:

    Black has got to be better with the two bishops and the pressure down the h8-a1 diagonal.
  6. 30 Sep '14 00:29
    That is the line I was thinking of after White played e5. (too early?).
    White is lagging behind in the Big D.

    Black took on e5. Usually you as Black don't take it and force White to take on d6 capturing back with either the c-pawn or e-pawn depending on what
    your intentions are. The f6 Knight skips out to h5 or sometimes back to d7 to pressure the e5 pawn - all depends on the set up.