King's Indian Defence

A system against the Kings Indian Defence - The Saemich variation

Appendices

Example Games

Christopher Ward and John Nunn are very exciting British players when it comes to the KID. I have therefore chosen these 2 players for examples. To add personal involvement I have included a couple of my enjoyable experiences against these two players!

Ward,C - Gavriel,T [E81]
Guernsey, 1989

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 c6 7.Qd2 a6 8.Bh6 b5 9.h4 bxc4 10.h5 Bxh6 11.Qxh6 g5 12.Bxc4 d5 13.exd5 Kh8 14.Qxg5 Rg8 15.Qd2 cxd5 16.Bb3 Nc6 17.g4 e5 18.dxe5 Nxe5 19.0-0-0 Qc7 20.g5 Bf5 21.Qd4 a5 22.f4 a4 23.Bxa4 Rxa4 24.Qxe5 Qxe5 25.fxe5 Rc8 26.gxf6 d4 27.Rh4 Rxa2 28.Rhxd4 Ra1+ 29.Kd2 Ra5 30.Ke3 Rxe5+ 31.Kf4 Rce8 32.Nf3 1-0

Ward Christopher - Britton Richard [E81]
It (open), London (England), 1994

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 c5 7.Nge2 Nbd7 8.Qd2 a6 9.Bh6 Rb8 10.h4 e6 11.h5 b5 12.g4 bxc4 13.0-0-0 Qb6 14.Bxg7 Kxg7 15.hxg6 fxg6 16.Nf4 Re8 17.g5 cxd4 18.Na4 Qb4 19.Qxd4 Qxa4 20.gxf6+ Nxf6 21.Rxh7+ Kxh7 22.Qxf6 Rb7 23.Be2 Rg7 24.Rh1+ Kg8 25.Nxg6 Rh7 26.Rxh7 Kxh7 27.Qf7+ Kh6 28.Nh4 Kg5 29.Qg7+ 1-0

Ward Christopher - Mortazavi Ali [E81]
Ch Great Britain, Great Britain, 1992

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.d4 Bg7 4.e4 0-0 5.Be3 d6 6.f3 Nbd7 7.Qd2 c5 8.Nge2 a6 9.Bh6 Bxh6 10.Qxh6 b5 11.h4 bxc4 12.h5 e5 13.d5 Nb6 14.g4 Nxg4 15.fxg4 g5 16.Bh3 f6 17.Rf1 Ra7 18.0-0-0 Raf7 19.Rf2 Bd7 20.Rdf1 Na8 21.Ng1 Nc7 22.Nf3 Qe7 23.Nxg5 fxg5 24.Rxf7 Rxf7 25.Rxf7 Qxf7 26.Qxd6 Qf4+ 27.Kb1 Nb5 28.Qxd7 Nxc3+ 29.bxc3 Qxe4+ 30.Kb2 Qe3 31.Qe6+ Kf8 32.Qf5+ Kg8 33.Bg2 Qe2+ 34.Qc2 Qxg4 35.d6 1-0


Ward Christopher - McDonald Neil R [E88]
Ch Great Britain, Norwich (England), 1994

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 e5 7.d5 c6 8.Qd2 cxd5 9.cxd5 a6 10.0-0-0 Nbd7 11.g4 b5 12.Nce2 Nc5 13.Ng3 Ne8 14.h4 f5 15.gxf5 gxf5 16.exf5 Bxf5 17.Nxf5 Rxf5 18.Bh3 Rf8 19.Rh2 Kh8 20.h5 e4 21.fxe4 Be5 22.Bd4 Qe7 23.Bf5 Nf6 24.Re2 Rae8 25.Bxc5 Qc7 26.Nf3 Qxc5+ 27.Kb1 Qa7 28.h6 Nh5 29.Nxe5 Rxe5 30.Qg5 Qf7 31.Rg2 Rg8 32.Qxg8+ Qxg8 33.Rxg8+ Kxg8 34.Rg1+ Kh8 35.Be6 1-0


Gavriel,T - Nunn, J (GM) [E84]
10th Kings Head Open, 11.06.1995 (published in Chess monthly Oct. 95)

This game is a good illustration of what can go wrong with c4 pawn sacrifice!

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 Nc6 7.Nge2 a6 8.Qd2 Rb8 9.0-0-0 b5 10.g4

10...bxc4 11.h4 Nb4 12.Ng3 c5

13.dxc5 Nd7 14.Bxc4 Ne5 15.Bb3 Nxf3 16.Qg2 Qa5 17.Nge2 Be6 18.Nd4 Nxd4 19.Bxd4 Bxd4 20.Rxd4 Bxb3 21.axb3 Qa1+ 22.Nb1 Rfc8 23.Rhd1 Rxc5+ 24.Rc4 Rxc4+ 25.bxc4 Na2+

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Miles A J - Nunn J [E84]
It, London, 1984

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 Nc6 7.Nge2 a6 8.Qd2 Rb8 9.h4 b5 10.h5

The talked about pawn sacrifice on c4!

Nxh5 11.Bh6 Bxh6 12.Qxh6 f5 13.exf5 Bxf5 14.g4 e5 15.gxf5 Rxf5 16.Ng3 Nxg3 17.Qxh7+ Kf8 18.Qh8+ Ke7 19.Rh7+ Rf7 20.Nd5+ Ke6 21.Bh3+ Nf5 22.Bxf5+ gxf5 23.Nxc7+ Ke7 24.Rxf7+ Kxf7 25.Qh7+ Kf6 26.0-0-0 Nxd4 27.Rh1 1-0


Kuligowski A - Nunn J [E84]
It, Wijk aan Zee, 1983

1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.e4 Nf6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 Nc6 7.Nge2 a6 8.Qd2 Rb8 9.h4 h5 10.0-0-0 b5 11.Nd5 bxc4 12.g4 Nxd5 13.exd5 Nb4 14.Nc3 c6 15.Bxc4 cxd5 16.Bb3 Qb6 17.Rhg1 Be6 18.gxh5 Bf5 19.Rg5 Bh6 20.Rdg1 Bxg5 21.Rxg5 e6 22.hxg6 fxg6 23.h5 Rb7 24.Qg2 Rg7 25.h6 Rb7 26.Rxf5 exf5 27.Qxg6+ Kh8 28.Qg2 f4 29.Bg1 Rg8 0-1

Hurme - Nunn [E84]
Helsinki, 1983

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 Nc6 7.Qd2 a6 8.Nge2 Rb8 9.h4 h5 10.0-0-0 b5 11.Nd5 bxc4 12.Bh6 Nxd5 13.exd5 Nb4 14.Nc3 c6 15.Bxc4 cxd5 16.Nxd5 Bxh6 17.Qxh6 Nxd5 18.Bxd5 Bf5 19.Be4 Bxe4 20.fxe4 Qc7+ 21.Kb1 Rxb2+ 0-1


Christiansen Larry M - Nunn John D M [E84]
Bundesliga, 1988

1988/89 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 Nc6 7.Qd2 a6 8.Nge2 Rb8 9.h4 h5 10.Nc1 e5 11.d5 Nd4 12.Nb3 Nxb3 13.axb3 c5 14.Be2 Bd7 15.Nd1 Qb6 16.Nf2 Qxb3 17.Nd3 Rfc8 18.0-0 Be8 19.Ra3 Qb6 20.b4 Nd7 21.bxc5 dxc5 22.Bh6 Bh8 23.f4 Qd6 24.f5 b5 25.Nf2 bxc4 26.Bxc4 Rb6 27.Nh3 Nf6 28.fxg6 fxg6 29.Ng5 Bb5 30.Bxb5 Rxb5 31.Ne6 Rb7 32.Qg5 Kh7 33.Rg3 Ng4 34.Bf8 1-0

Beliavsky A - Nunn John D M [E81/05]
08, Amsterdam A, 1990

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 c5 7.dxc5 dxc5 8.Qxd8 Rxd8 9.Bxc5 Nc6 10.Ba3 a5 11.Nd5 Nxd5 12.cxd5 Nb4 13.0-0-0 e6 14.Bc4 exd5 15.Bxb4 axb4 16.Rxd5 Be6 17.Rxd8+ Rxd8 18.Bd5 Bh6+ 19.f4 Bxf4+ 20.Kb1 Bxd5 21.exd5 Rxd5 22.Nf3 g5 23.h3 h5 24.Re1 f5 25.Rf1 Kg7 26.g3 Be3 27.Re1 f4 28.g4 Kf6 29.Kc2 Rd8 30.Rd1 Rxd1 -

Gallagher Joseph - Nunn John D M [E81/05]
London, 1990

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 c5 7.Nge2 Nc6 8.d5 Ne5 9.Ng3 e6 10.Be2 exd5 11.cxd5 a6 12.a4 Bd7 13.0-0 b5 14.h3 Rb8 15.b3 Ne8 16.Rc1 Qh4 17.Nh1 bxa4 18.bxa4 Rb4 19.Bxa6 Nc7 20.Be2 Ra8 21.Qd2 Qd8 22.Nf2 Bxa4 23.f4 Nd7 -

Lautier J - Nunn John D M [E81/05]
Belgrade INV (4), 1991

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 c5 7.dxc5 dxc5 8.e5 Nfd7 9.f4 f6 10.exf6 exf6 11.Nf3 Qe8 12.Qd2 Nb6 13.Be2 Na6 14.Rd1 Bf5 15.0-0 Rd8 16.Qc1 Qe7 17.a3 Nc7 18.Rfe1 Rfe8 19.Rxd8 Rxd8 20.Bf1 Be6 21.Ne4 Nd7 22.Bf2 Qf8 23.g3 Kh8 24.h4 b6 25.Bg2 h5 26.b3 Bf5 27.Nc3 Nb8 28.Nd2 Ne6 29.Nd5 Qd6 30.Nf1 Nc6 31.Nfe3 Bg4 32.Nxg4 hxg4 33.h5 f5 34.hxg6 Ned4 35.Re3 Qxg6 36.b4 Re8 37.Kf1 Re6 38.Qb1 Rxe3 39.Nxe3 Bf8 40.Be1 Qe6 41.Kf2 cxb4 42.Bd5 Qe8 43.axb4 Bxb4 44.Bxb4 Nxb4 45.Qd1 Nbc6 46.Bxc6 Nxc6 47.Nxf5 Qg6 48.Qh1+ Kg8 49.Qd5+ Kf8 50.Ke3 a5 51.Nd6 Nb4 52.Qa8+ Ke7 53.Ne4 Qc6 54.Qa7+ Kd8 55.Qb8+ Kd7 56.Qa7+ Kd8 57.Qb8+ Kd7 58.Qg8 Qe6 59.Qh7+ Kc6 60.Kd4 a4 61.Qa7 Qd7+ 62.Qxd7+ Kxd7 63.Kc3 a3 64.Nf2 Ke6 65.Nxg4 Nd3 66.Kb3 Nc1+ 67.Kxa3 Ne2 68.Ne3 Nxg3 69.Ka4 Ne4 70.Kb4 Kf6 71.Kb3 Ke6 72.Kb4 Kf6 73.Kb3 Ke6 74.Kc2 Kd6 75.Kd3 Ng3 76.Ng4 b5 77.cxb5 Kc5 78.Nh6 Kxb5 79.Ke3 Kc6 80.Kf3 Nh5 81.f5 Kd7 82.Kg4 Ng7 83.f6 Ne8 84.f7 Ke7 85.f8N -

Christiansen L - Nunn John D M [E81/05]
Vienna (4), 1991

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 c5 7.dxc5 dxc5 8.e5 Nfd7 9.f4 f6 10.exf6 exf6 11.Nf3 Qe8 12.Qd2 Nb6 13.Be2 Na6 14.Rd1 Bf5 15.0-0 Qe7 16.Nh4 Bc2 17.Rde1 Rad8 18.Qc1 Bd3 19.f5 Qf7 20.Bxd3 Rxd3 21.Qb1 Rfd8 22.Nd5 Nb4 23.fxg6 hxg6 24.Bxc5 N6xd5 25.a3 Nc3 26.bxc3 Nc6 27.Bd4 Qxc4 28.Nxg6 Nxd4 29.cxd4 Qxd4+ 30.Kh1 Qb6 31.Qa2+ Qb3 32.Qe2 Rd2 33.Qh5 Qc4 34.Ne7+ Kf8 35.Qh7 Re8 36.Rxf6+ 1-0

Nenashev Ar - Nunn John D M [E81/05]
05, Manila ol UZB-ENG, 1992

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 c5 7.dxc5 dxc5 8.Qxd8 Rxd8 9.Bxc5 Nc6 10.Ba3 a5 11.Rd1 Rxd1+ 12.Kxd1 Nb4 13.Nge2 b6 14.Nc1 e6 15.Na4 Nd7 16.b3 Ba6 17.Bb2 Bxb2 18.Nxb2 Nc5 19.Kd2 Bb7 20.Kc3 f5 21.exf5 gxf5 22.Nbd3 Ncxd3 23.Bxd3 Rc8 24.Rd1 b5 25.a3 Nd5+ 26.Kd4 bxc4 27.bxc4 Nb6 28.Re1 Kf7 29.Nb3 Rd8+ 30.Kc3 Na4+ 31.Kc2 Rg8 32.Bf1 Ra8 33.Re5 1-0

 

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