Chess Openings: Learn to Play the King's Indian Defense

Greg Vanderford, Knowledge is Power!

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15 Lessons (2h 44m)
    • 1. Lesson 1 Intro to the kings indian 2

    • 2. Lesson 2 How to play when the center is closed

    • 3. Lesson 3 Early central pawn trades

    • 4. Lesson 4 Tactics for Black

    • 5. Lesson 5 Playing with a piece imbalance

    • 6. Lesson 6 The principle of two weaknesses

    • 7. Lesson 7 Attacking the King

    • 8. Lesson 8 Multiple ways to win

    • 9. Lesson 9 The four pawns attack

    • 10. Lesson 10 Key Moves in the King's Indian

    • 11. Lesson 11 How to play the c5 Variation

    • 12. Lesson 12 How to Play the c5 Variation with a Closed Center

    • 13. Lesson 13 Finishing Off Your Opponent

    • 14. Lesson 14 When Your Opponent Does Strange Things

    • 15. Lesson 15 Kings Indian Defense Conclusion


About This Class

THE KING'S INDIAN DEFENSE has long been one of the most popular chess openings played at all levels. And for good reason, it's a very fun opening to play while also being extremely effective.

In this course, you will learn how to play the KING'S INDIAN DEFENSE with both the black and white pieces, including:

1. Must know tactics

2. Must know positions

3. Key defensive moves to avoid checkmate

4. Key attacking patterns to crush your opponent's king

5. Important piece maneuvers

6. Critical middle game positions

7. How to fight for key squares

8. How to best use the bishops 

9. How to take control of the center

10. How to get a strong position out of every opening

11. Much more

Understanding the opening phase of the game of chess is fundamental to becoming a strong player and will help you tremendously in blitz chess as the first several moves of the game can gain you a huge advantage and need to be made quickly in order to save time on the clock.

Once you finish this course and apply what you learn, you will be a relative expert at the KING'S INDIAN Defense and easily defeat most chess players that will not be as familiar with its many variations and intricacies of this very effective opening.

LEARN TO PLAY THE KING'S INDIAN DEFENSE, and drastically improve your overall chess performance!