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Chess Openings: Master the King's Indian Attack

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13 Lessons (1h 45m)
    • 1. Kings Indian Attack Promo

    • 2. Lesson 1 Intro to the King's Indian Attack

    • 3. Lesson 2 Attacking the King

    • 4. Lesson 3 Finishing Off Your Opponent

    • 5. Lesson 4 More Aggresive Play From Black

    • 6. Lesson 5 Better Defense From Black

    • 7. Lesson 6 Early Tactics for White

    • 8. Lesson 7 Building a Coordinated Attack

    • 9. Lesson 8 Keeping Up The Pressure

    • 10. Lesson 9 Winning By Force

    • 11. Lesson 10 The Principle of Overprotection

    • 12. Lesson 11 When to Trade Pieces

    • 13. Lesson 12 Course Review

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The KING'S INDIAN ATTACK is an old opening weapon that has become less popular over the years as Super Grandmasters have chosen to play it less at the tournament level.

But for those of us not rated in the top 1% of all chess players, the KING'S INDIAN ATTACK is a particularly effective weapon to use against your unsuspecting opponent that probably does not know the best ways to defend against it.

In this course you will learn how to use THE KING'S INDIAN ATTACK to:

1. Get a powerful attack on your opponent's king

2. Surprise your opponent in the opening and gain time on the clock

3. Surprise your opponent in the opening leading them into unfamiliar territory

4. Fight aggressively against the French Defense

5. Build a super strong center

6. Develop a powerful fianchettoed bishop king formation

7. Multiple checkmate patterns

8. Much more!

Join the course, and learn how to destroy your unsuspecting opponents with THE KING'S INDIAN ATTACK!

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Greg Vanderford

Knowledge is Power!


My courses are designed based on my many years as a teacher and student of education and business. I hold a master's degree in curriculum and instruction and have been designing curricula for over a decade.

The business, language, and chess courses that I have built are a reflection of this experience and dedication to education. My goal is to reach as many people as possible with my courses, which is why I have chosen the internet as my ideal mode of delivery.

The following is a little more about my expertise and background. I was born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho. I attended the University of Idaho where I earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 2004. After a few years in the work force as an account manager I moved to Vietnam where I lived for over 5 ... See full profile

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1. Kings Indian Attack Promo: the King's Indian attack is a really effective weapon against the French defence and chess and also on opening. That gives you a lot of flexibility because most opponents that play with the black pieces no longer are familiar with the King's any attack. Not that many people use it anymore. It's a really old opening, but it's kind of fallen out of favor the very top levels of chess among the super grandmasters and world champions. They just don't use as much they used used to. A lot of people now don't know how to play against it. So in this course I'm gonna show you guys how to use the King's Indian attack against your opponents in specific situations, how you can use it to be flexible and confuse your opponents so they don't know what to do against you. It is particularly good opening use in blitz chest to surprise your opponents and to get a big attack on their kings. I hope you guys join the course and you and everything you need to know to destroy your opponents. In the king's Indian attack, 2. Lesson 1 Intro to the King's Indian Attack: hi and welcome to buy newest chess openings. Course Master. The King's Indian attack. The keys in an attack is just opening That used to be a lot more popular than it is today. You don't see a lot of people playing it, and I find that very interesting because it's a very effective opening, especially against certain options that your opponent may choose to play like the French defence. And one of the reasons I think it is not as popular as it used to be is simply because most people have learned to start the game with E four or G four, and so most people go into those kinds of lines. If you start the game with NYT U F three, then you can go into the King's Indian attack. This is one way to start it. The Kings in the attack has more than one way to begin because oftentimes opinion, what are opponents do? We will transpose into it when you play Knight to F three. The very beginning is actually called the ready opening. They met there a famous grand master named Ready and the great thing about it is a super flexible so we wait to see how black wants to set up their position. And usually we will feeling Keto our bishop and go into the king's Indian tax. On this introductory lesson, I'm just going to show you guys a couple different scenarios, different ways that we go into the king's Indian attack and how we want to be thinking about it. So it's really flexible opening. If Black sees us play the ready, oftentimes they don't know what we're gonna do. So it keeps, um, sort of guessing, so they may think they're right out. One thing we can use immediately. Fionn, Keto, our bishops that depending on what they do, they could Bianca there, Bishop, they can play out back to the center, move ahead and get into our formation that we want. And they may just start into a sort of normal set up. And then what we're gonna dio is we're gonna end up playing D three and then we're gonna play E four at the appropriate moment. So Steve used a very basic example. We're going to set up or you can play the night to be 92 1st and then we're gonna play here so the Kings Any attack is an open. It's really flexible of this, said it could be used in various to the situations, and it could be used to keep your opponent guessing. Most opponents now are used to playing and give E 44 when they're black, and when you start with the ready opening 90 F three of entrance opposing the King's India , often times you will be taken them into territory. Is there a little less familiar with, and so they'll be a little bit less comfortable. And, as I say, Excuse me. No, my chest opens courses, especially when you're playing blitz. Knowing these openings and making your opponent half the guests is really useful because it makes him have to take time off the clock. So you're playing 10 minute games and your poem has thinking after 30 seconds or a minute on a lot of their moves, you're gonna get a huge time advantage when you know exactly what it is that you want to accomplish. So that's just one way you can go straight in. The King's Indian is by starting with the ready, which is just moved here. 92 F three But there's another really effective way that we can go into it and that is actually to play e four. So in this case, we want to see where opponents going to do it for Obviously, it's the most popular starting move in chess for white. We could go into all different kinds of openings from this, but we have to see what our opponent is gonna do. The player with the black pieces can choose whether or not they want to simply play the five, maybe go into an Italian or Spanish, whether or not they want to do something like Play C six and then play the Carol con but following up with D five, which is, Ah, lesser known opening for a lot of chess players or if they want to do some like by the French defence. So when people play the French defence and I've got a whole course on the French defence as well, you could have a look at it. You want to learn everything there is to know about the French defence. I bet a lot of detail in all the variations for that opening, but we play E four and then our opponent places movie 60 going to the French and the typical line that is taught by most grandmasters and that I usually especially used to play myself is to play Defour and then black will play d five. And from here we have various different variations that you can go into whether you play the advance variation and you play the five or whether you play the night to see three or even the night to D to. In order to not block in this pond, you're going to go into the French defence and very well known opening. It's been studied and analyzed for many decades, and because of that, people who like to play the French, they're very familiar with what do you usually depending on what you do, you choose to play the advance variation like this. With the five, they will go here and then you can place, um, various moves with black usually knows what to do. If you don't pay the advance creation, you go here. They may pin that night and threatened Take this pond again. You can transpose it into the, uh, advance creation. If we take take, we go into basic. This is called the win over variation, etcetera, etcetera. So, in order to kind of throw black off when we see that they play this movie six in apply to E four instead of playing typical French and playing before we could do what Gary Kasparov actually used to like to do against the French defence to throw his opponents off a little bit and play a much older opening, he would play the King's Indian attack against the French. You play D three instead of D four. Our opponents will still usually play d five, and they want us to open the center. Now we take and take back here. We've helped them develop their bishop and they have a nice open, got more space, so we don't want to do that. All we do is we simply play this 92 then we're gonna set our situation over on the King side with a fan code of Bishop. We're gonna go into the king's immune attack. And so, in this course, we're gonna look a whole bunch different variations from the French defence and how this may play out and how we want to you best adjust ourselves to what our opponents do in order to get a really good opening, and usually we'll end up attacking. The King was one of the reasons why is sort of fun open to play the king's. You need attack usually, but with either lock center, where we can attack our opponents. King Charles Should he gets how to do or the center pops open, you'll have a really strong Bishop Young Cut it here on G two. So a couple of ways that this might play out. Is it black and just really used to the way that you sleep with a French? They're gonna go ahead and play C five automatically. We're going to basically just ignore these moves were gonna go into are being cut a position black and take the night here and here we can either put our bishop and then kind of it, or if we want to give you kick this night, we can go back and then defended his ponte and make this planet thorn in blacks sides. Another common thing that happens oftentimes in the king's Indian attack formation. We have this advanced upon and we defendant multiple times so that it's ah sort of. Ah, cramps, black style. And it makes it so this dark scored, Bishop, we just typical of the French offense is gonna be a week. Pieces could be hard to activate it. So in this course, I'm gonna show you guys all different ins and outs of this opening and how we can get a really good situation here. Typically, what you're gonna end up with lasting will show you in this intro lesson. It's gonna be something where, like the night here, we'll have a castled fianca out of position We will have upon here in the center. Black oftentimes will push this pond down because they think they're getting space and our goal is going to be to attack on the king side. And wherever the center is locked like this, with pauses closed, you can feel free to move the pond. And whenever king up like this in both the King Indian defense and the king's any attack, this is the pattern that you will often see because your opponent thinks that they're going to gain space over on the Queen side. But then once they do that, we can get in space on the King side. We have a really clear objective. Were going to attack King and they're going to expand on the Queen Side there, do something like this and look to the fact that on the clean side, But the thing is our taxes on the King's what's more dangerous and it comes faster, as it usually will do, especially when we're white. We have one tempo advantage over black. Then our attacks will be more dangerous, and that's what you guys gonna learn about in this court. So from there we will get straight into an ultra. You guys some of the key variations that we want to know. 3. Lesson 2 Attacking the King: So this lesson I'm gonna show you guys one example of how you can play the king's Indian attack against the French defence and how it will be successful and check mating the Black King without black, making any obvious blunders really, really big mistakes to simply playing the normal style but will happen and how we can build up a good attack. Now, this will be absolute best play from Black because it would probably lead to them defending better. But I'm gonna show you guys what we are after what we're going for. Basically. So this is a French When they play view five, we do what we show you. We don't capture with the 92. They go ahead and go to the French again. If we take this, it's helping them develop and unlock this. Bishop, we want to keep these pawn chain is punching closed here. So we go into a haircut of position. We're not gonna play you five. Like I said, although we can We're gonna look at that. Move mawr later. For now on a shakeout. Sort of an optical of optimal excuse. He sort of attack formation that we are going to get in the king's in the attack. So we put our night up in times on E to we can put it on F three, but then, if they play D four and close the position down in the center, we have taken extra move to Castle in the new burn out of the way so that we can play F four if they closed position down. We really want to play F force about putting our night. You, too. It's more efficient and allows us ponder Goto or earlier so say they get their bishop out. You go ahead and cancel and they decide. Okay, we want to lock this down, which is a lot of things for them to do that getting space on the Queen side, everything seems safe to though it seems like our bishop is blocked in by our own pond and putting forth an maybe we'll have a weakness, although as we'll see later, we could make us new a great string. But basically you have. In this scenario, the blacks go expanding the Queen side and we are going to attack on their king side and due to the way the French offense set up is the king's eating attack is an operable way to attack. It's hard for black together pieces over and to defense. We're gonna look at a few different variations and how this thing can play out depending on which way black choose to reply to our moves. So we're just gonna go ahead and meet people immediately play out for and the goal here is ever going to push these ponds full room and we're going to attack the King. But we have to be patient. We have to move our pieces slowly over onto the King side. So about time we do attack, we have a large portion of our army over there. Ready, Teoh, finish the job. And in both the King's Indian defense and continued attack. But notice pretty complicated openings because depending on how the situation unfolds, there will be a lot of tactics possible. And as we'll see in this snow that I'm gonna show you guys there lots of different tactics and a lot of calculating that needs to be done. But I'm sure you get a sort of basic pattern so you can see how what we want to be thinking about how this thing unfold so they might do something typical this point. Whether they decided Castle immediately or start their pawn storm on the Queen side doesn't really matter for us. This is a typical move in both the king's. You need defense and attack. Of course, if it's the defense, we're going to black and white. But we're the fee on cattle inside. So I have been good a bishop on this square right here. It says we haven't moved any ponds on our queen side. We're basically saying you guys should have that space. So they go ahead and put the ponds, Lord, and they take it. They advance on the Queen side. Were you know that from the King side. Now we probably don't want to immediately play at five year. We're not quite ready. Get our pieces down here or not developed, but not in the right spot. We're gonna want to move these ponds of her front of our king up and kick this night off. This night is a good defensive people most time and put a 19 F three and see three or four black on F six, NC six. It's an appropriate place for the night, and they control a lot of squares around Kings. It's a good defensive piece. So we're gonna do is we're gonna do a pawn storm or and kick that night off and try to rip open the King side. That's the goal. And both the keys in the in defence and attack more optimal for this. When our Bolin's closed down the center and allow us to play in this case at four, they think it's a lot of the thing to do and they're gonna get space and especially opponents that are rated below, let's say, 15 or 1600. They're not gonna expect you to attack on the King side because normally we don't want to move the ponds of one of our king right. It's not safe. Do if you move this F coupon. Normally, if you're not in this situation of the close center, that is very dangerous. Did you open your king up to check and you're opening your stuff up attacks. But when the center is closed like this, it is safe is no longer a threat, especially if we have our docks. British Lindborg is eventually we can put that on this agonal and defend. So we're just gonna start moving our pieces over Move this night over to F three. We uncover the bishop. So now it's aimed up here, and we just generally start moving up pieces in the direction of the king. Say they go ahead and Castle, we played three. This stops the night from coming down, and it also allows us to play G four so the night can't take it. And later on kick. It's night off, like we said. So also, when the board is closed or semi close, like this situation is not completely closed yet on their opportunities, perhaps, or our opponents play E five and in trade right there. Or for them to play a C four for us to say it play a C three potentially opened the game up the position up. Right now, the board's not completely closed. It would be closed, for example, like if they played E five and then we played F five and it would just be completely locked down in the Senate. That would be closed position. But the point that I'm trying to make here is when the boards of semi open or closed. Then you have a lot more time to move your pieces around. And you don't have to be in a huge rush to attack and kind of take your time and position yourself the way you to be. So the more close the position, the more time you have to develop. Basically, is a good rule of thumb. So say black instantly. Logical. That moves there. Queen over to prepare their queen side pond pushed. They're putting their queen across from the king. Logical place, Toe go. They're preparing to push their pond down. That's something that are holding might choose to. Do we simply continue with our plan by g four. We're getting ready to kick this night. Now we don't want a play G five next. Allow their night to go to h five and this sort of block our ponds. The whole goal of a pawn storm is to open up the position and something to show you guys one way that we could do that. Okay, once you got something committed, black makes a mistake and accidentally goes. Bishop Teoh D six, looking to kind of stop our pollen storm that it fails to this move here, you five, and we for their pieces. So you always gotta be weary if you're on the black side of putting a night and a bishop two squares across from each other next week like this because you can potentially fall victim to a pawn fork. And if you are on white side, you want to be vigilant and see that if someone does that, you can immediately gain material. So it is the common pattern to know more logical move for them would be simply to try to open up the position place before first things open. They may wait to do this until later, or they not some showing you an example of when they're going to go ahead and push and put pressure on our Queen side. A lot of times people hear what they will do is they will react to our opponent and do something like take here. It's not a good idea because now we're giving them the initiative. We're wasting our moves, and we're helping them develop now. They have their bonds coming down, and all of a sudden they've got a whole bunch of openings where their pieces are becoming active. You can see that they're pieces are active because of all this space. And so we don't want to do that. Basically having no me is we have a race. They're trying to take advantage of the space event and having the queen side. We're attacking on the key inside, so we don't want to waste any time on defending unless we have to. So we're gonna let them just take his pawn and then take back. We're not gonna use our moves to help them. That makes sense. We're gonna continue with our plan until we have to make a defensive move. And so in this case, we're going to 93. First, they continue moving our paces over on the King side and this prepares us to play G five because then they can no longer go night to h five are nice defending. It was a piece and his kicks this night over to the Queen side, and it supports our attack. There's memory and chest. Everything we do has to be forcing. It's like forcing moves. If we would have played G five before he played night TG three, we're not forcing our opponents do anything. They can move the night over to H five, making blockade our plans, and our attack will be ineffective. So we always gonna be looking for our opponent's best, replied to our moves. What's the best thing they can do? Or what is something that they're likely to do that will stop us from achieving our goals? And then look for a reply to that in this case, do you think? OK, what? We just need to make one extra move before we can play a G five. We need to get our night into position. And of course, it's a logical thing to do anyway because we need to get more pieces over to the King side for our attack. Let's say Blackwood's does go ahead and just takes his polling that we simply take back. And now this see file is open and Black will probably try to exploit that by eventually putting a rook on that file as I'll show you guys. But they're making progress in the Queen Side, and we're making progress on the King side. Only have this said before. Our progress is an attack on the King which is legal. They're progresses attack on the green side, which may be some for infiltration. Maybe they can win some material. But if our attack is effective, we're gonna win the game. Whereas that their attack ineffective, maybe go win some advantage. But we can still continue fighting toe win the game. So that's why the Kings in the attack is a really dangerous opening. Playing is black, especially when fewer and fewer black players of people that play with the black pieces, I should say, are not very familiar with it. Won't know best play. So let's say they put their bishop out, which is the logical thing to dio connect their rooks. And now that they have a semi open position, they want to aim it down on our side. It makes sense. We're gonna go ahead and finally play, uh, g five and they're gonna have to go back now If they did something different. Like a lot of people think when they're defending that, something like playing H six is smart. Exactly the worst thing you can do. You're helping your opponents open it for King Side. Then we play this. If they take, take now, They helped us open up this file and they're gonna have to move this night back. And we're gonna continue to press on with our ponds and we're gonna open the king up. You don't want to help your point. Open the king up. You want to keep everything flushing will keep everything closed. So that would not actually be better official continuing to simply develop your pieces. But putting Bishop that h seven is generally a better thing for a defender to do. But of course, we are gonna be able to play G five now. They're gonna move there night back. And they were simply gonna play something like H four. So we're moving our palms board, and this is It's very, very dangerous, but it looks like it's not all that sinister. Some ponds slowly getting closer. The king, one square at a time. A lot of times your opponent will underestimate how dangerous this is. Once we open up this king, with all of these pieces aimed over the King side, the attack will have their developed very, very quickly. And so it looks a lot less dangerous than it is. And we'll see how this will play out, said the opponent. Besides, can really take advantage of this. See, file is now open and we're gonna put a rook on it. Very logical thing to dio notice Black of amassing their recent on the Queen side. And we are massing everything onto the king side. So this point, we could go ahead and do something. Play out. Five. You're gonna want to. Conkling decided. I want to play h five. Do I want to play F I? I'm just gonna show you guys what happened to be played f five. And they go ahead and continue to try to push their palms down. And in order to make this lesson not super long and too complicated, I'm gonna stop this here in this position, sort of halfway through the game and then show you how we can finish up this attack in the next 4. Lesson 3 Finishing Off Your Opponent: So we're gonna see what happens if we go ahead and play at six and they take back. We have opened up this file here and now it's going to be easier for our pieces to get into . This may not be the exact, most powerful way to open the game, but I just want to show you guys one example, and I'm gonna look a bunch of different example. Ultimately, chess is a game of pattern recognition. So the more experience you have playing these positions, the more easily you will see what you should be doing in a given scenario. And that's really what it's all about. Grandmasters and simply played thousands of games, and they study all the different types of pattern in situations so that they can figure out what they should be doing. That's really what chess is all about pattern recognition. So we look at a bunch of different examples here, so let's see if we play saving play a three because we don't want this night to come down here. Teoh before and then be really annoying because now that the RUC is here on the sea file, they can get down into see to make a rook move and lodge themselves up in opposition. Potentially great. A pass pawn. While we do have a clear plan of attack here, we also a force them to be keeping track of what our opponent is doing. And we noticed that if they can play night two before here, they can lodge that night Institute. We've moved all of our pieces over the king's side so we don't have a lot of defenses on the clean side. So we're not careful. Weaken. Give black the upper hand. So we've played Move that we call prophylactic move, which is just a little bit of a defensive move. We take a pause in our attack to play a three, and now the night can't come down. They can push the palms down, but it's gonna take them longer to do it that way. So that's what we play. A three. They can go ahead and play before, and now we're just doing nor that because they take that we take back and it's It's all right. We're gonna press ahead. Replay H I A sharp on board and closer to their king. What city do go ahead and trade bones. It's no problem that was offended. But now they have some space and their their pieces are aimed at our ringside. They're gonna try to infiltrate on our queen side before attack comes. Let's have you something like the move the bishop down here and they threaten this night. We defend it, say they want to trade it because oftentimes nearer the side that is under attack, you want to be trading off some pieces because you'll be taken away. Some of the onus attacking pieces and that night with one of our attacking pieces. So this would be a logical thing to do. And so we'll see what happens in this case now. By doing that, though, they help us to develop our queen. And now our queen is across from their king and in a very aggressive position. If Black simply continues to go down a name at our pieces and be aggressive and we'll see how we can apply us, they didn't play Bishop age six, and they attack this pot. Now we can go ahead and infiltrate deposition. This night is not defended. Strong players and chest always look to make sure that when they move their pieces that they're defending. You may not have your pieces defendant every single move. But when the pieces hanging, then it is, um it's going to be possible for tactics. And so you have to always be careful when you leave pieces. We say hanging there are not defended to be. Tactical opportunities will be vulnerable. So now either have to decide to defend this night or to move his night. The problem is this pond as Queens attacking Spawn and his night bolt. It's also pinning this night. If this night on C six moves, then we could take their their queen potentially depending on where they moved you bit, We get all stickers night. So they moved the night we could take this night. If they move this night, we can take this Pont. And so all of a sudden, our queen being in the middle of the position, it creates a lot of tactical opportunities that are very dangerous. If I mean, if they go ahead and just take this part of their bishop, we can take this night for 56 pawn and it's really complicated. So I'm just going to show you guys One example. Animal. Both. You look at a bunch of different variations to see how else this could play out. This is one of the reasons why I said the votes of tactics in the King's Indian attack. This is a typical scenario that once the positions were opens up, something that could be it could be kind of crazy. Lawsuits. Attacks go on, but again, we're usually the side that has an upper hand because we are attacking the king, whereas they're just attacking our position. So let's say that night besides, go back Teoh FAA Because now it's getting out of the way of danger as defending this pots and like a lot of things with you. And so that case, we can simply play G six now blacks going to want to keep the vision close, right? So it playing G six, they can play HD. It's it looks like they basically closed down that position, but because their king is so vulnerable in this situation and because we have so many pieces that can jump into the attack so quickly, we're gonna go ahead and sacrifice a piece here and just take that polling provisions in the States for second rising a vision and we're gonna open the king up. And now bring another piece into the attack. Okay? In this case, he can't take this night with his night because we would take this queen as Queen is no longer defended. This night is pains. We can just take it. Even if he could take it, we could take back on our queen and being a very dangerous attacking position. But in this case, we are bring another piece into the attack. And it's not very easy for black to defend here. So you're the defender. That was gonna be really careful to be looking for potential sacrifices. Don't just think that, OK, we played upon here, and now everything's gonna be OK because I've closed down the position upon storm and stopped. You gotta think What if they sacrifice that piece there and they forced my position opened ? I didn't checkmated you make sure that you calculate all those different scenarios. Okay, So a lot of things that they can dio let's say they decide to you go when they took over and allow sitting in your attack. Now we can force things. I'm moving this night down We're forking the RUK and the Queen and so probably black want Do is take That night it was material. But of course that we could take this on check. And since we have a rook came down at King Side, it's pretty much over. And the Kings, who has really has nowhere to go check and checkmate. So that's an example where Black made a mistake right here. But we're gonna look at multiple variations and show you guys how is really difficult for black navigate situation once we have the King position, Open in one spirit is dangerous situation. You really can't make any mistakes so would leave this lesson there. That's how that's one way that we can end with a check make. And in the next lesson, I'm gonna show you guys would have black plays, better moves and has a more solid defense. How we convert the waiting in those 5. Lesson 4 More Aggresive Play From Black: So this lesson I want to show you guys that almost no matter what Black does, once we have a situation where we've opened up the position on the opponent's king side and our center is still closed here, that makes our king safe or relatively safe while their king is in great danger. And because our queen and night penetrated so deeply into their position, there are so many tactics that black really is lost here. I'm gonna show you a whole bunch of variations that shows they're gonna lose material and lose the game, no matter what they do from this point off. So we already looked at what happens if a checkmate is made and we already looked at What happens if the RUC goes Teoh v a here? And the reason they're doing this is because the queen is pinned and his night can't moves . Now it frees up the night to move. But then we saw that we could do a lot of other damaging things and we can win in other ways. So we're not gonna do that so they can't play the camp Late Brook Teoh to be a they the next one now they could go knighted, knighted D A. To defend this poem. But remember, now they lose their queen so they can't do that. This night is being defended by a rookie in a Queens right now. They can leave that as it is and simply looked to defend and hold the position. But if they do that, we're gonna bring our ruk up here and we're gonna have uneven, bigger stranglehold on the position. We could even do things like sacrifice this rook, take this pond, and then we'll probably make a checkmate. We'll look at that as well. Another thing that we can look at them doing is what if they go ahead and take this pawn here with the bishop to try to get rid of this attack in the night. Remember their up piece here? If you're up a piece and you're defending, sometimes we have to do is give back material so that you won't get checkmate and so you won't lose the game. So you took a piece here. It opened you up. And maybe now you need to give a piece back and get some zero in the process. If we take this with our night that night was ah really dangerous apiece also. Now we put it back into a more passive position and all we have now is the queen all by himself. And no longer is there any serious danger immediately. Let's say they want to get our queen out of there and play there. Rook to d eight. Make us move. So we just moved back. But now rid of very, very aggressive attack position. The king is unsafe. Our king, for the timing is still safer. And we are the ones that have a lot of tactics. Now we can attack this pond right here. So it's not easy to see what to do. If I could take this part and then make it check me or he can defend upon his king. But then we could simply check Here he goes back and a lot of things we can do. We can take that queen. We could even just go like this. We can just play g seven check and then, you know, you think it's pawn. He's forced to go here, and we can just go check mate by playing here. And that's checkmate. There is another way that we can make it checkmate. It's very, very difficult for the black side to defend. Once you have successfully infiltrated the position like this. Once you are able to take this upon and sacrifice that piece of opening picking very, very difficult. Now, let's look to see what happens. If instead of moving the night back, he decided just to be more aggressive and take this pawn earlier because I take it upon earlier and allowing us to take this night, he could not take our route with his bishop, which, um, was one of our valuable attacking pieces are Queen is in a different position, but we're still in a very, very dangerous situation so we can take this bishop back whenever we, uh, want Teoh. And remember if we were lost a rook. But if we get a night and a bishop, we're getting more answer than them. So you know, they got they got upon and a look. We're getting to minor pieces and two minor pieces for a broken on it usually not very betrayed. You want to keep your minor pieces on the board until the end game, then the endgame, the ruc tens of your powerful because of long range capabilities and the fact that usually most the bonds will be off the board at that point. But earlier in the game, in the middle game and in the opening is usually much better to have a couple of minor pieces, which is what we call the night. And the bishop then toe have the look on the pot. So, for example, they choose to play this way. Remember, Now we have this pawn here. We can take this pond with check saving. Simply move the king over. Now we can take this bishop back. And so we've gotten, uh, two minor pieces for the RUK. We still have them in a vulnerable position without coupons near the came. We can still look to make this bishop sacrifice if we play G six and they play H six and black has played slightly better here. Black has a little bit more counter play. They definitely want to try to get our queen away from the King. And they can try toe fight back by doing something like to be making our queen move, um, and look to get counter play and the counterattack. So let's look in the next lesson to see what happens from this position on 6. Lesson 5 Better Defense From Black: Okay, This doesn't We're gonna look to see a few more variations and what else can happen? We're gonna see if Black accepts our bishop sacrifice like before, how they get checkmated And then if black players suddenly differently and find some of the best moves, how it results in some counter play for black, and it gives black side a chance. Do you make stamate or even win the game? But we'll see what complexity ensues. So, of course, if you're under attack, you want to get the attacking pieces away from making or maybe even trade off all of the pieces so you don't So black makes a logical move by playing Look Teoh e eight year olds. By doing that, they're attacking this pawn here on the four. So let's say we go ahead and move our queen back and he takes that pot. It's now blasting a little bit of counter play he's taken upon. He's starting this move. Check when the board is really open like this. There are so many tactics, they have to be very, very careful how you calculate, because thinking that you just didn't go ahead and gain some material is very, very dangerous. You have to look at all of your opponent's possibilities, of which there are many. This is another reason why I know you're openings and you save a lot of time on the clock beginning by knowing your openings, you're gonna have an advantage later in the game and you have to calculate a lot more. In this case, we have this move here, Bishop to D three, with which both blockades his pawn, Which again was the reason we had this advantage because it's made it. So our king has been safe. Now we have this threat from blackmail would push up, bond out check. And maybe you're getting a passed pawn and getting that threat. So the RUK has to move. This Bishop is defending these squares. Let's say the road goes all the way back to continue to defend their king. Now we go ahead and do what we had planned on doing before, Which is the play g six. If they continue to do what we saw before and display H six once again, the sacrifice will work for us because of the close proximity of our our queen and other piece to the king and the fact that he's not too safe. Because once we take this pawn sacrifice that Bishop, we always have this potential of being able to play G seven and making it check. So we're gonna do is we're gonna bring our queen right over here, and they can't play something like, uh, Brooke toe a attacker. We because then course we have checkmate. You don't have time to do that. So maybe instead they want to play something like look, 37 and make our queen go away. Because then you know, the rook is defended by the night. They want to make it move back. But then they lose two g seven. Check me because of where Bishop is, which was aimed at their king. And so they lose that way too. So they're going to check mated in either case, once this is allowed toe happen. So if they choose, though, instead of playing h six right here and allowing a segment happen, if they have calculated carefully, you'll see how dangerous it is. And in this case, we'll see that taking on G six or here is actually better them. We don't have a quick forced. When anymore, we can take back with our bishop or upon in this case, we'll say a bishop worth living there, rook, and we'll see how this might play out. They can play 1987 and attack that bishop. They can play look toe F eight and attack this pond. Let's say they play with the FAA and tactless pawn. They're excusing this night. We have to calculate very carefully once the board is open like this, get to calculate very carefully and blitz game. Anybody can win, but we have an advantage because we have three minor pieces. We have three minor pieces, and we have a still have a safer king than our opponent. But it gets very complicated very quickly. We make the mistake of Do Something like Play Knight to G five, which looks logical because of move like a knight to F seven. Coming with check. It looks like it's forcing us to win material by being able to trade off the night Brooke. But now black has counter play and we're endangered. They've got several moves. They can play this pond down, which is a check right there, and that's dangerous for us. Um, all of a sudden, now they've got lots of stuff. Our king is open, and we don't necessarily want to let that happen. So we probably don't want to play night Teoh G five instead, maybe you want to play something like which of the F seven in this case? We just defend this night by blocking it in, but then are pulling still play this checking, move, move. Our king and other queen gets down and infiltrates, and so we have a really complicated game. But we still have the advantage because hopefully we have an advantage on the clock. We also have a little bit more material than our opponent does in this case. Um, Black would be losing their night right here by doing that and our queen and be defending the night so we would gain more maturity. He was check. Give us a check. He could shut it. Forces pond down. In this case, we can just take it because are nice defending it. So we've given black counter play and he has opportunities now, but it's not so easy. I mean, if he goes here, we take this night, he can also simply take this, Bishop said. It is giving us checks, and now he's got two rooks and a queen. We have a tiny advantage in material because of our, um, are two minor pieces for for the RUK and that we could take this right, though check. And so it's very, very complicated. When the ponds come off, the calculation becomes very, very difficult. And so we have to be very careful. And either way, White has a better game that we still have an advantage. Lincoln never guarantee they're going to win if your opponent finds some of the best news, some of the best ways to play, like in this case, instead of letting Institute of Sacrifice, they actually get counter play. And they have this threat of playing this, um, upon down so and the next lesson I'm gonna look to see how can we avoid this huge complexity and opening up the board like this and not even giving our opponent all of this counter. But we saw that multiple scenarios were able to make a checkmate, but of black plays really well, they're able to fight back, still have a chance toe win, but we'll see. How can we avoid that all together and find even more forcing 7. Lesson 6 Early Tactics for White: Okay, So this lesson we're going to start from scratch, I'm gonna look at, um, or typical non French kings. Indian attack situation starting with the ready opening if you open with night F three, which is a really good surprise way to play. Especially influence because most players, as I mentioned before going to be more used to you, plays you four and then they go into the French. Then we can go into the variations of the kings in the attack that have already showed you . However, the typical way that a decent chance player will play this is by playing defy because we're giving them the center, so to speak, for playing night f three. We're not putting upon in the center the logical thing and the good thing to do with theoretical point of view. If you take control that sending yourself is black, this is perfectly logical and good move. We're going to mean that get into our fee and Keto Bishop position, which is kind of the formation of kings and attack. The whole point is to have this strong bishop. So if the position is open in the center, we're gonna have a really strong. Bishop will try to trade off a, uh, blacks Lightsquared Bishop, have a really good piece. If the position is closed down, as we saw in a previous lesson, then we have a very clear goal. We're gonna play F four. We're going to attack the king. And this lesson, I'm to show you a couple of scenarios about the best way to play in each situation and how we can get an advantage no matter what our opponent does. Basically. So they're gonna go ahead and play C five, just take control instead of this kind of looks like a reverse queen's gambit situation like a white played D four to start and then c four and then goes knew what we call Catalon and Fianca does is like the reverse situation of that basically. But instead, we were white in their black. So we think it or Bishop, they can take other night. We go ahead just merely castle. Once they play e five here, we want to play this move d three because then if they go down to the four to kick our nine off, we can take that pawn and trade off Queens also D three here allows us to play night two d two if we want to accident in previous examples and then eventually play d for ourselves. And so this is a really important move here. Once our opponent has three pond sound like that, then we need to play this pawn or de three a few critical news that we want to play that position. And this is one of those moves and a lot of beginner players or will say, even intermediate players, the level of the players will worry. Well, if I go here now, what if my opponent is immediately plays e four making you have to move my knight or forcing a trade in the center, which I don't want to trade, or I don't want a trade queens yet because we take and they take back that the trade queens . We don't want to resist the position. If the position tell us to do something, we need to reply in the best way. The best way to reply to our opponent and nearly forcing an opening of the center like this is to follow the calculation to its logical conclusion. And as I will show you. We end up with a one pawn advantage and I'm better position if our opponent does is we just need to know that and know what to do. So we simply take the pond. They take back their trade the queens up by trading up the queens. They don't lose the ability to capital because they could take back with their night. But first of all, the night is now in a bad position. It's gonna take them time to get him out of there later. But then also after we play night Teoh h four, they cannot defend this plot we are attacking upon with the bishop. If they play upon Teoh f five, then they are opening themselves up to a really, really weak king position. And there's lots of tactics that could come from that. And we can win the pawn if they simply play night, Teoh six. Then we can bring out our night c three and we have to attacking pieces on this pawn and we're going Teoh win upon and we're gonna have a bit because we've already castled and have the incredible Bishop notice they have not developed any pieces for this night that's here defending this pond. They haven't castle yet. They haven't gotten their bishop it out yet and we're going to win upon us. We have a much better position then. That's never be afraid to do what the position tells you do. If you don't want to trade queens, that's no reason to not do it just because you want to keep it clean. The board, if you're a point, forces you to get a better position that by all means take that position should just know that they need to play before here. You just go ahead and take that and you're gonna end up with a really good position and I'm you know there's nothing they can do about it in this situation. Okay, so it's gonna be a good situation for you and then let's look at what they normally want to dio. Let's stay a say in instead. If you play like that's deeply not to have six like this, that we just continue with a normal kings eating attack situation, which is to merely play E four and again that we saw earlier. It looks like this is premature and they can just take this pot because we only have one defender of upon and they have two Attackers at night and upon. However, in this particular situation in both the king's any defense and keys in the attack, since we have this discovered attack is what we call it when we move a piece out of the way and then attack with peace, that's behind it. We end up the better position or by winning a piece, let me show you how that would work. If they decide to take it, we take back. If they go ahead and treat queens off, we take back with the RUC. That's fine. Now works in a really good position aimed on the down the file so that we have, ah, active piece and then two things have happened here. They can decide to take our pawn, and it looks like they're going to come out ahead upon because if we take this pawn, if they take our night on the five we take back here and actually material is equal and we have a really good advantage. We have a strong bishop of this long diagonal. We've got an active Brooke and a safe king. They have not castle yet. They have not developed either of their bishops yet. And now we're going to gain some tempi, as we say. But moving on pieces out actively, we're gonna have a big lead in development. So that would be a really good result for us in this position. We have an open position with a really strong bishops. That would be really good outcome. So what a lot of people think they could do after this is what you play this new and they take here on e four. They think, Well, it once we take on e five, they see that we're gonna take their night. So they think taking an extra pon by playing night captures f to here. And then after we take after we take this knight on F two, they will take back here, and it looks like they have one upon. They would have six balls up. We will have five. The problem is, is that since they haven't canceled yet, we can take this night with their bishop on C six with check, you see, and then it forces them to take that bishop. And then we take the night and we've one apiece. So that is a error in calculation a lot of players will make. They will miss the fact that due to our advantage and development and the fact that their king is not castle yet we have this checking capture and then we would end up with a piece advantage. At that point, me? You basically won the game. Not only do we are, we have a piece. Were also had a development that to defend this pond and got this week upon chain here. And even though our king now is kind of open, not Castle, we can easily defend it and get all of our pieces that we are the ones that leading development or up a whole entire piece. So basically, that said before, when you get up, the whole piece or quite a bit of material, all you need to do is look for a way to trade up all the pieces and haven't easily winning endgame. Okay, so those airways, that we're gonna get an advantage if our opponent plays in any way That is an air. So what's the best thing for the opponent to you if they know the King's Indian defense and the King's Indian attack openings. Instead of doing any of those things that we just saw living himself with a disadvantage and probably losing the game, they will go into the closed position that we already looked at a little bit previously and they will push their pawn forward and they will play d four. And once they do this, we know immediately. Now our goal is going to be to move his nine out of the way and play F four and attack on the King side. This is actually really the reason why we play the King's Indian attack. We want this structure. We want them to close the center down and try to expand in the Queen Side. Because if we play this correctly, our attack is gonna reach their king. First, we're gonna force the template defense and we're going to get a big attack on their king. If they tried toe race US attack on the queen side, they're going to end up as long as we play correctly. As long as you play well, they're gonna end up behind on the attack and they're going to lose This is why this is a really effective opening to play. It's on. You know what you're doing so well. Just immediately move the night down to either e one or you can play it two d two. I prefer anyone because he to use the square that we can no longer put our night two or two blocks. Ambitious. I just want to play you one. We're gonna move this piece back over as we saw previously over into the attack. But for now, I just want to get out of the way so we can play f four. And so we're gonna look at the way that we can get a successful attack with our opponent playing good, logical moves Similar to what? We saw it towards the beginning of this course so they could go ahead and take a bishop out . It's nothing to do and get ready to cancel. We play F four, and now we're gonna assume here that our opponents gonna be conservative and they don't want to merely open up a center and trade pause. I looked up before, although we will also look at what happens if they do that. Well, say they're going, Castle. At this point, we want to take advantage of the closed center even more. And we want to play f fine. And now the center is really closed. The only way they can open this up is down here by pushing their ponds, which they will try to Dio or but only after King leading to an attack. Which, of course, they don't want to do so. I'm gonna stop it right here with this very, very typical Kings Indian attack position. And we'll see where to go from here to build up our attack. 8. Lesson 7 Building a Coordinated Attack: so you'll play the Kings in the attack and you'll find yourself in this situation a lot. If your opponent knows what they're doing, they will avoid those other scenarios where we saw that White comes out ahead. And so it's very good for strong players to play this Defour move and then look for an advantage on the Queen side. So we'll look at one way that this could play out where we will basically have another race for them to attack on this side and for us to attack on this side. And so, if they play before trying to you expand as we normally saw again, we have to play this move h three before we can advance our bonds so they're night can take it. In this case, our queen is actually defending on the G force. We could play before right now if we wanted to. So either way, the border is probably irrelevant. This particular case like to play HT first, then that same with the queen over like we saw before. So there, across from our King and also supporting the pond, moves very logical and we start pushing our phones as well they may develop their pieces, developed the bishop, and we are going to immediately continue upon stolen this case again. We could kick this night immediately, since our queen is defending in this case has nothing obstructing it. But we'll just go ahead and play in this mobile way. We're both of their bonds forward, but we get kicking off the key defensive peace. Our attack is going to reach our opponent faster. Basically, we forced our opponents to play defense that correctly to defend against the king's angina attack. And playing with the black pieces is actually to realize that the attack is going to come mawr quickly than black attack blacks Attack is, and so they basically have to slow it down over here and that play defense and bring the pieces over to stop over doing, and then they will counterattack on the Queen's. That's a successful way to play against the Kings. They need attack. But psychologically, it's hard to do that when you see the of all these pieces and all this space on the Queen Side, and it looks like this pawn storm isn't all that dangerous. It's very easy to underestimate because all of our paces. Noticed that all way back here. But all we have to do is move him a couple times. Alison, they jump into the attack. Are Rocca supporting this pond? Our queen can come over and one jump. Our bishop is aimed at the King, so it's very deceptive. Are pieces can jump straight into the attack even though it looks like they're far away and undeveloped, They're actually not where it looks like the black pieces. It looks actually really good over here. They're all kind of coordinated coming in the side of the Queen side. But this set up, it was very, very effective for white soc with one moving and bring our queen into the attack on G four . And all of a sudden this is very, very threatening. Let's say black to society. Say you know what everything is. Spine. My king is closed. I could play defense of these pieces if I need to. And that is gonna continue to push forward. We will ignore this pond. We do not want to engage by trading this pawn up again. And we saw before that will help them to open up our position and all of a sudden by taking this pond, allow it Gonna take back now they're queen is bearing down and pieces Hop down into the attacks is really important for us to stick, focus and ignore what they're doing until we have to. For example, when they captured here, you need to take that on back. But until they make that move, we're gonna continue to push forward so we can just play H five and one patient here. We immediately play a G six here before playing h five. It's easier for them to close the position down and keep our tack from succeeding. But if we play h fine, we have three ponds in front of their three ponds. When we play, G six were forcing their king open one way or another, There's nothing they can do to keep it close. We saw before. If they simply play H six, we sacrifice our bishop and ripped the King open. And if they don't play that weaken trade over here and we're gonna open up this king and we're gonna cause some problems for Black, and I'll show you one variation of how we can do that. So say they go and they take on d three. We take back as before, and a lot of times we will actually leave this tonight. Here on e one. I talked about how he could jump back into the attack, but something is good to have this piece here because he defends his d three pawn and he also helps to defend a C two entry point for black site. We saw before that you could maybe jump down to before and then see to attacking a routine kind of getting an outlet indoor position of This is black Main Goal, having see file open is gonna put a book on it and they should jump down with the night you saw earlier variation. I played a three to stop the night in this stage One attack to come even faster. We're going to allow the night to jump down. But we're gonna use our night on. You want to defend the night? Come down, then we just trade. We basically are allowing the potentiality of a black rook to infiltrate our condition here . But we're going to do that because you want a speedy attack. We don't want to give them time to actually be able to be successful. That so we're gonna go ahead after they move that. Look over to see eight. We're gonna play G six. And so again, we are just so happened that they play h six or in here we just take it with the bishop of Sacrifice of peace, and we're gonna probably gonna check me. So now we're gonna look at what happens if they just take it. We take, they take, we take, and we've taken open up two of these squares in front of the king or queen is in a very menacing position. And we have lines to the kinks. Or right now we're looking one possible variation. About what? Blackwood due to try Teoh, stop our tech. One thing that made you it's simply movies Bishop over that blocks this pond from coming down, which is a very dangerous thing. If we push this pond down even if they take it with their night again, capture that the road, we could do sacrifices and we can bring pieces into open up. They want to keep tradition close. So one thing I might view blockade this pond while simultaneously defending their pawn in front of the king's A lot. Something to do at this point we'll want to do is do we rook lift. A rook lift, if possible, is an effective way to bring another big attack piece into the attack. And whenever you have the center closed like this and kings any attack, that's always a possibility looking and look up and over. And so it just brings a lot more pressure to bear. Doesn't give our opponent which time do anything, you know? Now they want to say, Well, I want to leave Make that queen go away. Totally logical thing to do. They want a back, our attack off and so that's fine. We just back it up. But our pressure is still on. We don't need to be impatient. We have created weaknesses in our POTUS position, and now we need to simply continue to pressure those. Weaken says we're not going to get in immediately. Checkmate, Lord, immediate kill. Our opponent has a way to defend, but we're than the the ones with the attacks was obviously is much more fun. They're the ones that pressure and have an attack. And in these clothes center position to the king's an attack scenario. What will happen most of the time. So it was really fun to play and you will get a lot of Czech mates. And oftentimes your opponent is a lot of time on the clock trying to make sure that they don't get checkmated quickly and you'll have a advantage on the clock as well. So let's say they do. What is the logical thing to do here? And it's just to run with the cane. They run in the king, and then it's coupled with me to give a check here. Although that would be a mistake, that look the night defending it so check wouldn't actually work. We will look for a different way to come in. We can give it check. Maybe here on a church. Six. They don't want to defend with his pawn course, because now we can take with this palm check and if they take back with the night now, they have to pin pieces. They've got a night being painted of the bishop being pinned and they are really, really pin down here. It's not gonna be easy to see what they can do, they're going to have to just simply try to play defense. But it's going to be hard. For example, we could bring the bishop over here. And now we have two pieces attacking this Bishop, the King Cap moving aware because in the loser piece. And so maybe we'll do something like bring the night over to defend so that his queen is defending the bishop. The night is defending the night, but this is exactly what we want. We've got what we wanted. We've got a whole bunch of pin pieces are Attack is working and we have time to build up this attack course. Blacks and I try to do things like move the rocks over and get the queen to go away. But in this case, I mean, we could simply just take this Bishop. Actually, it doesn't work because the queen, if the queen takes, we end up gaining material here because we got a queen and a bishop for only a bishop and a rook. And, um, you know, we won quite a bit material in this situation. We still have a queen, they don't have a queen, and it's very dangerous for our opponent beginning has given check here making runaway check. And then in this case, he loses Brook because kings, in a move that we would take a look so we'd win in exchange, trading a bishop for RUK and gain even more material. And there's just nothing you can do. We can't block this with the night lose at night, and this is the kind of thing that happens. You will have tactics. Whenever you were successfully able to open up the king's position, there will be a whole slew of ways for us to capitalize on the situations. Let's say they don't move upon forward and they just run a lot of time smart. Just simply have the king run away. But now we have a lot of options, a lot of things that we can do here, and it's really an easy position to play notice. We haven't even moved this bishop yet, so we could do something like just try to trade up with Bishop will open up this pond position, and, um, but he took right here. That would be really bad, because now we take the check and our attack continues. If you runs we can simply take this pond with check and worst winning material. And the attack is not stopping. So this morning thing for Black to do at this point would be simply to defend, maybe a defend an attack by moving the night here and now they're threatening to go see two . We trade off the nights and he infiltrates with his rook. That's kind of the goal of the black position. We don't want to trade off pieces if we can help it as the attack. We want to maintain our aggressive attacking position and avoid trade if we can. And we want to keep the pressure up and eventually we're gonna make a checkmate, or we're gonna force the opponent to trade off material and lose material and therefore transfer into a winning end game and win the game. That that's the objective. You created a weakness. You create an attack and you use forcing moves to make sure that your opponent is gonna end up having to give up material in order not to lose. A good defense will hold us off and potentially make a draw in the end game or even when it an end game. And that's what we're going to look at in the next lesson. How to continue 9. Lesson 8 Keeping Up The Pressure: So in this lesson, we're going to continue from this position and look and see what happens with black plays, even better defense and you'll see again. There are so many different tactical opportunities for white in this situation. As long as you don't make a mess state in your calculations, you're almost guaranteed to win material and be able to convince. Couldn't convert it to a winning. And so let's look at some better moves for Black. Also, let's look in some ways that black and easily make mistakes. So we already looked at if this night were to, like, move over to D seven. Attack the Queen. It can't do that because we could take this pawn. Let's look and see what happens if the night is something like goes to G six similar thing . If the night goes here, our queen is being attacked, and obviously we can't take a night because then they would take our queen. But we could simply take us upon here. Bishop can take back because pinned it's pinned by our bishop and across been so it can't take that queen back. And we simply went upon with the continuation of our attack. And we have lots of threats. And we're gonna also win this night because it's in kings and check things out a move, and we're gonna win more material so they can't do that. So instead of playing night, Teoh G six year where looked at 9 27 What if, uh, the bishop takes here immediately? This doesn't work either, because it looks like we just lose a night. But instead we can take up on again with check. The king has nowhere to go super backwards and high. And then we take this Bishop. So we won that on, and we're taking the bishop, which is one of their best offensive pieces, and our attack continues, so that doesn't work. You there, We get a winning position there as well. So that leaves us with basically the king having to move over to f seven to defend this ponds that we can no longer take it. And the bishop is no longer pin. So a lot of people might think Well, it looks like the attack has kind of stalled out here. We move the queen back down Teoh g five and give it check. Well, then, It's a similar situation we had a moment ago. The king will just run and we can repeat moves. So it's important for you to learn how to be patient. We have the pressure. Black is the side that is under attack and it's under pressure that want to trade pieces off. All you do is continue to bring it pressure so that the opponent as they try to trade off pieces, we continue with our attacks. So we could do something like mover Brookover to G three. And they may think, Well, I'm gonna start trading off pieces and diminish this attack to bring my queen over here, and I'm going to stop it. But this will show you how dangerous it is to have a vulnerable king like this with the queen and other pieces in support so close to it. Especially having this pawn up here does advance Pawn makes it so. The defender cannot easily move their pieces in because they can't go to you. The G six or G r. Steamy sex orgies it. So that's one of the nice things like keys in your attack is that once this board is closed , this advanced plan. Not only is it help with help us with our attack and getting pieces up here, but it also makes it so if we just gained, like, one or two ponds or little material advantage or even out material advantage, weaken, trade up pieces and then we'll have it. A passed pawn in the end game is, and that's what we're gonna see. Now we're going to see how we're gonna be able to win upon, and we're gonna end up with a winning endgame because of our past pawn. And so, for example, let's say they go ahead and take our vision, which follows chest friend principles. When you're defending any under attack, you trade pieces off, then say he wants to bring his queen over here. Teoh have six. He's attacking our Brooke. What can we do in this case? We will continue to attack. Let's say, for example, we give a check now you can't display G six because obviously, then we take the check and he can't take any of our pieces. If he takes with his night, then we would his queen because he's pinned, he'll have to take the role, can win the queen, so that doesn't work. Can't do that move. Let's say, for example, he plays Queen 86. Obviously can't do that is through the Queen. So that's something that he can't do. So the only other move that that leaves basically is for the king to run. Obviously, you don't want to put the night there either, because it also does lose the night. Include material. So the king has to run. But notice now, because of our pawn here, we can do a lot of different things. One thing we can do is we can play, see way can go energy for. And now we're threatening to take this pawn right here with the check. And if he just runs, we just gain upon. Our attack continues, so it's not easy to see what to do. So if you want to keep that bond is King has to move back. We have our opponent pinned down, and all we have to do is be patient and make sure that we don't make any big mistakes. His night is actually a good defensive piece. It's making it so we can't move our Brooke Teoh G six, which is what we would like to dio. So what we do in this situation, if we're stuck, we simply look for a way to bring more pieces into the attack. We have to be patient. Okay? We have a time to be patient because black is stuck. They're going to try to bring more pieces over to defend. We're gonna bring more pieces over to attack. And that's the name of the game. We're gonna exploit the weakness that we have. We have our opponents tied down, we need Mawr cavalry. So we're gonna move this night out, which makes sense for us because it also allows us to move our ruk And so we take a move to do that. If he decides to go here and infiltrate us, which is not a bad idea to try to get some counter played against us, we pretty much have to take this night. And then he brings his look down. But this night we move over to F three. It's on the movie made. We want to move this night over to H four and then to G six because we want to put pressure on this key defender that they have this night is helping the defense a lot. We can't quite get in here anymore. They brought their queen over. It looks like they have a blockade, but we're going to force the position open by bringing this night over. And so the group could do something like when upon we're just gonna go and let him do that , we're gonna continue to of our night over. Let's say he moves his brookover and he wants to come down here and infiltrate on the second rank here and put pressure on us. It's not a bad idea. The key here is make sure you calculate, to see if you were able to do so Black would actually be better off playing defense. But it's not easy to see what he can do. He has. Its queen is not over here. His route can't really do anything to play defense. So logical things to do seems to be to bring the roofs over here and then threaten us and make us have to react. Unfortunately, just little bit too slow, heart attack is gonna be successful. For example, right now we can play Knight to G six for a threatening to trade off this defensive peace. And, for example, if he takes at night, we can go ahead and take with check and he's gonna be in really big trouble, because anywhere who is this king? He's going Teoh, for example, Who's back there? We could threaten its queen somewhere The confessions queen again. And in this case, his green has to move and we would win apiece. And now we have this Bishop ended up a whole entire piece and we still have our attack. So that would be successful. Well, we basically the would be convert that big material and vantage okay and say if, um see, what else can you do? It takes it. We could take it with the route instead. Certainly, Queen immediately. The queen again has to run, move out of the way. But by doing that, if he does, if he goes there, that's a huge mistake. Because now we can just take on G seven check and we're gonna win the queen. If he doesn't go there and he goes somewhere, obviously better. Like he explains, loses queen. We can still take my check, and if he goes back, then we're gonna win the queen by putting a rook on G eight and making Ah check. And then we'll when the queen If he moves his king down here, we can immediately take this Bishop and win that piece. Or actually, we have checkmate. And so there's just a lot of different ways that we can win the game. Once we get here now, he may also choose not to take this night and just, uh, leave it there. Let's say, for example, instead, he brings his rook down here and he threatens to capture our bishop and make a check in the next lesson will look to see what happens if he opts to be this night here instead and be more aggressive. How will the game end up? 10. Lesson 9 Winning By Force: So in this lesson, we're looking to see how the game will continue. If Black is more aggressive and he lines up his rooks here on the second day, which looks like he's got a good counter play, it looks like he's threatening our bishop. We already saw what happens if black choose to take this night. It ends up not going very well for him at all. In this case, we're simply very patient. We have this bishop defended by multiple pieces. We want to keep our attack up, but also we also want to defend our our bishop. So what we're gonna want to do here is simply were queen over H five. Now we're threatening a discovered attack. And so let's look to see if Black replies in a few different ways how the game will end up be chooses to simply take the bishop. That would be a big mistake because we haven't defended by the brook. So hello, The peace. If he does that at that point, you know, if he just trades everything off, then now we have a rook against the bishop, and that should be an easy endgame to convert. So we would simply convert into a winning and game so he would not be wise. Teoh do that, but yes, really careful because his king isn't a discovered attack. We just something like, Let's say he moves his king to GH try to get away from it. Well, then he's going to get checkmated because we can go check and then checkmate here on F eight so we can't get away. By doing that, he chooses to run to e eight because you can't go to you that these squares e 67 because of the pond and the night it would be checked. So the only place I can go is to e eight. Now we have a discovered check by taking this pond. We're discovering the check on his king from our queen. The queen can't block at the night. Can't block because those pieces would just be taken. Nothing can block it. Let us lose more material. And so there's not much to do something. Move the king out of the way the check. And then we could simply make the check again. And so there's just not much that he can do here the night choose to take now. Same results before we could take back with the rook to queen have to move or be lost. And if he goes back, so make a check there. So in different ways to win. Once you've got the king in this type of situation, remember, we have these advanced ponds. We're gonna have a really easy endgame toe win. And we're just not giving our opponent time to convert their when we could go move a bishop out of the way. And now that defends the G two square. So it's called a prophylactic move right at this point before we can continue our attack, we just make one simple moving with the bishop. Here we have the potential to play this pawn forward at some point of this Bishop moves or move the bishop over and play this pawn forward and have more threats. But mostly we just do this bishop out of the way. So regarding the G two square and he looks really can't do much, I didn't go ahead and win upon right here and hope that maybe try to get these poems across the our attack. It's simply too dangerous, you know, we could trade off the rocks there. And then we can threaten to get this, get his pawn moving. This bishop would attack or would defend this rook and threatened a discovered attack. And this Rookwood depend upon and if upon takes, we would take back with checking When the queen's we've got tactics, well said, The queen says, Get out of that. Maybe he wants to come down here and threaten our pond or threaten checkmate on us and some counter play. Unfortunately, work because we have check and checkmate. So you got to be careful when you are giving your point in a counter play. Like right here. It looks like the black now have some opportunities. But as long as you calculate well in advance, then you will go ahead and win the. So I think these last several lessons are pretty instructive in terms of how to use the things in your attack to build up a really effective check mate. Net against the opponent's came once the position is closed by playing at four and how we go about moving our pieces towards their king in a systematic way to build up in the tack that is very, very difficult to defend against, and of course we saw it before. If the opponent does not close the center and they open it, we get an advantage in those cases as well. And for the next few lessons of the course, we're gonna look at a couple different ways that the game can play out and how we can go about attacking Black and those chases as well. 11. Lesson 10 The Principle of Overprotection: earlier in the course, I mentioned a variation where we will push our pawn into the center and create a thorn in our opponents side over protecting that pawn and basically using that as the strength of our position, give us space and given attack. So we're gonna look at a couple variations where we do this for the next few lessons. So this point, when the night comes out here, we push the pawn forward in 85 usually goes back to the seven attacks upon and instead it is going straight into the D four variation that we saw before. That we transposed in the French defence will take out the night, defend upon. We'll go ahead and continue to play the French defence style moves. And we will get a feeling Keto, our bishop he will attack upon again. We will defend it. So he's got two Attackers. We've got two defenders and weird is going to defend this pond and then eventually we're still going to try to build up an attack on the King side. I'm gonna show you guys what happens again if a position is closed down and then how employees if the position is open up again. This is sort of a transposition into a version of the French defence, so you will play a lot of these types of positions when you play the king's Indian attack really thing that makes it different than when you usually played against the French offenses. White is that black will not be as familiar with these positions because they won't be as used to seeing the king's you need attack as a response to the French defence will usually receive the more typical French defense responses. I think this is one of the reasons why carry Casper up shows the play The King's Indian attack. Oftentimes against the French defence. It was just something that his opponents were less used to unless prepared for so city. Go ahead and thinking or bishop, we both castle. They put another piece pressuring our pawn. This is one of the reasons why a lot of black players like to play the French defence. They will often be the ones that have pressure against the opponent, even though it's called a defense. It's a very, uh, counter punching type of a defense and they're the ones that are pressuring one of our ponds, and we are defending it. Usually it will be the pawn on D four. But in this case is the party five. Because we've chosen to push this pawn for but okay, we simply defend it with more pieces. They can't take it. They would lose a piece if I took this pollen. Now, because we have 123 defenders and you don't even need to calculate like Okay, they take, we take, they take, we take. All they need to do is count the number of Attackers they have in the number of defenders you have. We have 123 the night, the queen and the rook. So they can't take it because they have only three Attackers. The attack inside needs to have one more piece attacking one of our pieces than defenders. Hard to do it so we don't need to calculate. We just need toe account and we see that we're fine. Let's say they move their brookover, Teoh, rearrange their pieces and we went want at this point play C three. It is a couple things. First, it stops the night from coming down and being annoying and also prepared us to play before and strengthen our position in the centre. Maybe they will play B six and try to get their bishop out. And I'm gonna show you guys another variation again. If at this point we played before and they choose to close the position and we will do the same thing that we get in the other variations situation will be slightly different. It looks a little bit different because they closed down on C four instead of on D five. But this instance there's not much that we're gonna be doing on the Queen side. They have space on the Queen Side. So again, since the center is closed, our King has stayed. We're gonna move in, out of the way, and we're gonna play F four and I'm gonna show you. Use another version of how that attack will play out so you can play H three and make space for the night. Let's say they're gonna push their ponds. We move our night down, they start pushing the pause forward and we have the same thing. So when the center is closed, we automatically know what it is that we want to try to do, they're going to attack on the King side. And so we ignore their pawn moves as long as we can. In this case, we're not hurt yet by them. We want to continue to attack. However, in this case, in the French defence it's really dangerous for black because all the pieces are over here on this side and in this case they're allowing us to get our queen into it. An attack position which is very dangerous. Let's say they just push their pond down. We was took our queen back and put it across from the King. And it's very dangerous for them to be careful. The reason we don't put our queen on h sixties do they will, simply chasing away the bishops. We remember that we're playing forcing chess. They will make moves, will try to force our queen back example. They play this pond new. We just let them pressure queen back. It's fine because we have weakened their king by them making all these pond was a part of their king even though we can't exploit it yet And we actually move our queen back. We're going to open this up more easily in the future, and I was actually not a smart thing for them to do to me. A juicer clean away. But these pawn moves is weakening, and we'll see how we can exploit that in a moment. So So they take on C three. We simply take back there, looking to gain space and inroads our position of the Queen Side, just like we saw before. And now we can go ahead and just try to open up the king side. Our king is safe because the center is closed. Their king is not safe because our pieces are attacking their king and they're over on this side of the board. So if they decide to go ahead and take these pond, we simply push these bombs forward. Actually, this phone is defended. We don't need to play Bishop to be, too. If we do that, we might make a couple prophylactic moves and let's say they go ahead and pushed upon down , make a smooth whatever. Um, we can go ahead and eventually play F five, and we're going to break open their sides if they decide to take. It's exactly what we want. And now the game is basically over because all we have to do toe win, no matter what they do It said in there ripped down because they want to try to double up there. They're rooks, and there's nothing they can do. We're gonna do a brook lift and the medical over here and it's gonna be checkmate. They're gonna have to run and there's me nothing they can do. Check the king, moves over. We put our queen on h seven and we're gonna check Make them and they're not gonna be able to do anything about it. So once, you know, we're able to open up the king side in this have a situation. They really have nothing. They can, uh, do here now. We didn't didn't really need to play Bishop to be to hear because this pollen is actually defended by our queen. We can simply play at five right away, and they are smart. They will try to keep a position close. They won't take this part. They will make us force force the capture. But by doing so, let's say, for example, they want to move the look over here first. Then we can simply take on either E six or on G six. And either way, we are going to be opening up this. We don't want to go f six. This actually is a bad move because they just took their bishop back. And now they've got a defensive position and we can't open it. We want to open the position. We were attacked. So let's just say we take on G six. They think back, and now we are going to attack the best way that we can. We got to recognize that their opponent is gonna play this look right here. So maybe what we'll do is remove Queen over and aim it down to the King. They want to try to play defense like this so we can't bring Are the pieces over? We're just going to be patient at this point is a couple of things that we can do with the night over like this and plan on bringing our bishop up here. There's a lot of from resuming play. This Black should recognize that they're a good player, that they need to play defense. They're going to be need to coordinate all their pieces defensively, But it's not an easy thing to do when our queen in this position exactly river night up. That's a very dangerous piece. The rip wanted to go to H seven and threaten our queen and get it out of there. So they'll probably just trade office Bishop now. But now we have a very threatening, dangerous bishop. Our queen is still defending this Pont, which is a key piece, and blacks pieces are all clogged up is not an easy way for them. T get into our position. Maybe they want toe move this night over here to play defense, and we will simply infiltrate their position patiently. One thing Weaken Dio is we can put our bishop on at five. Now we're threatening checkmate looking or queen here to calculate, though, if you put this night there and tax the bishop is not gonna work, it looks like maybe he will be able to defend. So we could do this first instead and put the queen here. And now if he puts his night here in order to defend, we could take this point. And you've been just gaining upon with an attack like this. I mean, it's not good if they choose to put the book right here and block, it looks like he can threaten our queen and make it go away. But this came to vulnerable. Now we have check right here. It's not offended. Yes, a block it with his night and there's a couple different things you can do this Bishop is under attack right now by the RUC, so we can either put it on H six or we can put it on F six. So it's even put it on 86 now are threatening to take this night. So maybe the RUC wants to defend the night and he's in a very defensive position. All we have to do now is be patient with big our night over. We can push his pawn forward. You know he's going to be trying to do things like Chase our queen away, and we simply have to calculate to see if he's gonna be able to chase us away or not. In this case, it looks as if we are Queen is trapped, so we want to make sure we can get those kind of things. But way have so many different options here in terms of how we can play this, that it's just a matter of calculating carefully about what we can do. It is even, you know, we can move the queen back here, defend again, kind of regroup. We've taken some ponds, weaken his king, and we can continue to patiently, um, exploit his weaknesses. For example, Now, you could take this pawn and get some counter play. But now we can threaten bringing in playing this move. And they're just not much that you can do. We can try to run and what is going to bring more pieces into the attack. And, you know, we could go on and not looking all the variations. But the point is, the thing that you need to know is when he closes down the position we simply attacked the King is really, really simple. You play F four. Okay, so that's what we're gonna dio in that scenario. And in the next lesson, we're gonna look to see the same situation. If instead of playing um, f four right here and closing it down if he keeps everything as it is in, continues, develops his pieces, how do we go about finishing him off? In that case, 12. Lesson 11 When to Trade Pieces: So if our opponent decides that don't want to play with the clothes center and they're aware of the dangers of closing it down and how we are able to attack their king, they can simply trade this pawn in the center and look to open up this see, failure notices a typical fame. And all these variations looked at the sea file, usually get open, and then black will place a rook on the sea file and look, Teoh, infiltrate our position. That way we take back that said, do something like activate their bishop. And then we are going to just coordinate our pieces and look Teoh, activate them. Also notice right now that this night is in the way of our bishop, which has moved yet We want to activate our pieces. So we're gonna move that night and we're gonna again start moving out pieces over to the King side. And there's another thing. Everyone do you hear that Really important. See, Black goes ahead and does what I say. He lines up his speeches on the sea file. Very smart thing to do. In this case, we noticed that blacks dark scored Bishop is his good bishop. There's always a good bishop and a bad mission, we say, or a stronger one in a weaker one. Why does the weaker bishop, because blocked in by its own pots of the same color, has its own pawn chain? Whereas the Docks board bishop has a lot of mobility because it's on a different color, it can move around. Our bishop, in contrast, hasn't even been moved yet. And so trading off this inactive piece for blacks most active piece will help our position a lot. And this is also one of blacks, most important defending pieces because it's one of the only pieces that's nearby to the king. So a really strong move for us right now is Bishop to G five and force this trade here and will be advancing our pieces towards the king while we trade off one of our worst pieces for one of their best pieces of really important concept to understand and chest when to make trades and how to make trades that benefit you. Now, of course, they may see that they don't want to make this trade. So let's just say they tried to avoid it is a couple of ways you could try to avoid it. And all of them will fail, for example, the first and most obvious ways by playing F six and blocking it. Well, this is a disaster, because when they do this, we can take with AARP on having that advance upon their again benefits us. And if they take back with upon, then we can simply take this poem right here with a check from our queen. And their position totally collapses. And they're going to lose its losing position. We've broken through, um, emphatically by doing that. Okay, so they can't do that. Can't believe six. Let's say they ignore it and they play something connected before, which looks to be very aggressive. It looks like they're going to be able to get their night down on into C two. And since it's defended, it looks like they're gonna be able to fork are rooks. Only problem is, they have left this. This bishop now is not protected. That night I was protecting that bishop. And so, by being aggressive, this may be something that they want to do. But we need to calculate if we go ahead and take that bishop and they go down there and threatened the exchange were up a whole piece right now. And so we can simply move our RUK over and 10 that night. Since the queen's behind it. If you don't take a look, we take the queen and we win the game that way. But even if his queen wasn't there, even if it's been of somewhere else, we would still be winning material here because we just want a whole piece. And then if he takes our RUK and we take the night back, we're losing an exchange, right? We're trading a route for a night, but we just want a piece that we're getting to minor pieces per book. That trade would benefit us as well, so he can't do that either. And so it's not clear what it is that he can do here without losing material. So instead that say that he goes ahead and things okay, we're just gonna take the bishop. Then we take back, and then there's a lot of things you can do here. Now let's say he captures on D four and threatens our queen. That looks like a really good movie wins upon with tempo is also threatening. See too. But we have to calculate what is our opponents? Reaction. This looks like if you look at it really quickly, it looks like a really strong of the link. Problem is, we can play queen to H five, and now he has a losing position. Because no matter what he does here, we're gonna break through. If you plays going for the four, we're gonna take this bomb in check. He's on the run, check taking it upon, he gets outlook check and we take check me. Okay, so it's not good now if instead of playing night to see, too, if he decides Teoh, play this move h six, then we just take here instead. Take check, he runs away, and we're gonna be winning the game here as well. A couple of things that we can dio. We can simply take this pawn so we want to ponds and he's in affinities, returning checkmate. So of course we'll trade off this night and we just took a bunch of important pieces right around his king, and we broke through and that's gonna be a winning position. Were also threatening capturing on D five right now. So that work. If he decides to play G six, that's obviously a blender. Because then we take here instead of me. Checkmate. So they can't do that either. If instead of playing night, Teoh Defour, he opts to just chase the night away. Then the company has been dio here. We could even think about making a sacrifice because King is so vulnerable in our queen is so close to the skin. We could even maybe sacrifice our knight on F seven. We get one pond, you have nine check skin starts to run. We put our queen, we start threatening his ponds. We could defend the ponds. We bring over a bishop we threaten to capture here on each six. There's lots of different ways that we can do this. That and that's the whole point. We have so many opportunities. Once we break through, the King is vulnerable. Their pieces are all clustered on the other side. Say he defends upon his rook. We get our ready, we do that again. We see a booklet here when the centers closed. Oftentimes it's easy for us to do a cliff because their pieces can't defend against that were threatening and really, really dangerous Check say he tries to stop us from doing that. Check were queen over. He runs away, went upon another pawn and again, we're breaking through, and that's the whole point. We're gonna break through. And as long as you don't blunder away something, we're going to win the game. So once again, we see how, even with decent play by our opponent, we have a lot of ways to win, and the Kings in your attack is very effective. As long as we stick to the game plan and we know what we're doing in this case, this move, Bishop Teoh G five, is a really strong with the forcing move that allows us to gain space when there is another option. Our opponent could simply tuck the bishop back and put it in a defensive position. But we gain time, and by doing that we could do something like this. We can play. I wrote to see one, and now this night can't move because they lose. The queen will do a nice pin, and, um, we're gaining time and they're being defensive. They could make our bishop move and we simply defend this this pond and we're going Teoh, find another way to attack the King side. And this is the way that they will played a little bit better in the next lesson will look to see even if they play this way and they don't make the same mistakes in the last game, how can we exploit them now? 13. Lesson 12 Course Review: So hopefully now you guys have a really good grasp of how to play the King's Indian attack effectively, whether it's against the French defence or it's a more general strategy that you use again . Like to emphasize that it's a great surprise weapon to use against your opponents and blitz by opening with 92 f three. But if you go ahead and play um before and they put the French defence, we know that we can play instead of playing D floor. It's more of a surprise to go into the King's Indian attack. Let them play this and play 92. It's more flexible as well, depending on how they choose to play against you, they're gonna be a little bit of trouble because isn't this is not the normal way to play against the French anymore? And so they might makes some weird moves and you can adjust more easily to that. If we start the game with that, that three again a lot of flexibility, they're probably gonna play. They play principal chess in this manner. You just feeling keto your pieces and they go ahead and take that pawn once you play e four remember, this is a critical move that we can play you for so early Castle first, if you want to, or you can play people right away. It's also fine if they take upon we allow the Queen trade and everything is fine or we simply castle first before we play that wait. One more move. We let them put the night out and then we can play you, for if they take take, they trade queens. It's fine. And remember the sequence. If they think that they could take this pawn, weaken, take this pawn and they take the night back. We take the night. Everything is fine. They make the mistake of thinking that they can take this night first because they make the assumption that were taken night back with the King. They lose a peak because we take this night with check and that nothing basically that ends the game Europe a whole piece. And then we also have this weekend to deal with. Here everything works out very well. If they reply with d four, we covered this in depth. Simply play the night down to either D two or e one, and you can experiment with doing bull. I prefer you one doesn't blocking the bishop allows this other night to get out and stuff. And it also has a good defensive piece because it guards a d three square of other people like to play Teoh de Tu instead so that after they play, um, at four, making more, using with clean over So as government wave to rearrange your pieces and I suggest that you just experience opening a lot and test out which ways you feel worked best for you. Now they might want toe play here. Typical move. We play at four. Immediately and again If they castle here, then we pushed upon past we close the center and then we know what to do. After that, we're going to attack. If they don't get a lot of people will just take your thinking. Well, take this plan and this is fine. You can take back with the Bishop board upon. I've been for the pawn because we're gonna have the same being that we had. What? We're going to attack the king. Some people may want to trade. Um, bishops offer you something like this. We could try to keep the queen and move it up or even simply trade off this bishop also. Fine. We're gonna be putting our pieces in an attack position that we're still gonna push forward . We can not this piece back or knock him off somewhere. We can push these pieces up. He's gonna move. No, we're gonna slowly build apartheid. We can move out. Look up! When the bishop is gone, we could move out. Look over here and we're gonna be in attack position if they do that as well. Okay, so most type people won't take that, though. And we know what to dio if that happens. If they choose not to take right away knowing what to do with felt just continue to develop in that case, so well, we will play 92 they'll find the castle, and we'll just continue to get r P story if they leave the tension, as we say in the center and has continued to develop their pieces. Then we did the same thing. We just played normal chest. We look for the best moves, but for the best tactics. We went into the RUK out to reroute this night and do things like that. Eventually they will usually either take this pawn or play D four. If they take upon its fine, we'll just take back with this upon and it's defended. We've kept the queen's from being traded, and we have a lot of movement in the center with you feeling Keto this other bishop over here, for example, things like this. We can feel kind of this bishop. Maybe they want to make this pin. But another good thing about the keys Any attack is not only this being cut information, but it's easy to avoid this pin because when you have this knight on d two that you don't worry about this night or excuse me about not moving the clean and having this night taking is defended by both the bishop tonight. So it's just a ultimate information for that. Now we have to feeling kettle bishops and were attacking this pawn, and you have a lot of tactics that will come out of it. So, uh, finally is to make the 0.1 more time. This is a good, open, flexible. It makes your opponents think it's good for blitz because uses that time on the clock. It's an opening that is not used as much as a used to be for white. And so usually your phones won't know the best moves to play against it. And starting out the game with Knight to F three like this, it makes your points of think. Okay, what opened? I want to go into a little bit tricky for them to know what to play. They go anyway, so you get to wait and see what they do, how they react. And so I recommend this as a sort of a surprise opening in blitz to, ah, just to do something different than playing the 44 all the time, which is what most people I will do. So I hope you guys got a lot out of this lesson and a lot of this course. And, of course, feel free to comment in the discussion board. Ask any questions you may have and I will be happy to get to those as soon as I can try to play lots of lots of games and get a lot of practice in the opening so that you used to all the different patterns and I think what you'll find is you will end up getting a lot of games with that closed center position and get a lot of attacks on your opponent's king, which is really ideal. That's what I'm always hoping for. When I play this opening without play, the King's any attack or I'm black and I played kings in your defense. Against White's first move upon two d four, you get a lot of really strong King attacks, and so it's a really fun position to play with a lot of games. So thanks for taking the course and good luck out there in your chest.