Originally posted by Paul Leggett12..a6? What's that all about? One of the really annoying things about the KID is that black gets to secure his Knight on c5 by playing ..a5. Positionally, I really don't understand what ..a6 is supposed to do in this position? Prevent you from putting a knight on b5?? Surely playing c6 achieves the same thing along with a bunch of other useful stuff too...?
This was a tournament game I played earlier today in the final round of a weekend tournament, and it helped me win $262.50 with a tie for second in the section.
My opponent's last move was one of those "relaxed one move too soon" kind of moves. He thought he had survived the tactics and had arrived in a better ending, but an opened kingsi ...[text shortened]... Nf5 Nxh3+ 18. Bxh3 gxf5 19. Bg5 fxe4 20. Bxc8 Qxc8 21. Bxf6 Bxf6 22. Nxe4 Qf5 23. Qg4+ 1-0[/pgn]
Originally posted by greenpawn34You hit it on the head as far as what my intentions were- I was aiming for Qh5 and Ng5, with a side order of Kg2 and perhaps Rh1 if I could ever get away with it.
a6 does appear in the KID v the Bg2 system. The idea along with Rb8 and
an eventual b5 (possibly with c6 thrown in) is to remove Bg2 targets.
Not fond of it myself, (I like to set up the a8 Rook for Bishop g2 bait.),
but it is a move seen before on the top tables.
Well he got himself into a lovely muddle.[center]
[fen]1r ...[text shortened]... 4P1bN/8/PPP1BPPP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 15"]
15. Bxg4 Nxg4 16. Qxg4+ Qxg4 17. Nxf6+ Kg7 18. Nxg4[/pgn]
Originally posted by Data FlyI was sorely tempted to play d5 immediately after he played ...Re8, but I held off for two reasons:
I don't even understand 8. ... Re8. Black seemed to be struggling for something to do after that, hence his strange queenside pawn thrusts. Give me Ne8 and f7-f5 every time with the King's Indian! Also, I think a knight on c5 is often strongly supported by a7-a5 (usually before the knight gets to c5) as it prevents or at least slows down White's obvious b2-b4.
Originally posted by 64squaresofpainI live in Florida USA, which is one big huge retirement haven, so my friends and I have been joking that it's only a matter of time before they start cracking down or even banning "hearing aids"!
Did anyone check your shoes?
In all seriousness, great game and congrats on your winnings