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Kourosh A

Kourosh A 1 year ago

What do you think about the King's Indian Defense?

Dear GM Avetik and Chessmood friends I have a problem:

I love playing the Accelerated Dragon, But I am struggling with the Benko Gambit.

I am considering replacing it by the King's Indian Defense.

What do you think? GM Avetik, you saw the way I play chess. Do you think KID fits my style?

I love the KID and I hate the Benko Gambit !

I do not know if KID would be a good match to the Accelerated Dragon and the rest of Chessmood Black repertoire?!?!?!?!?

Please let me know what you think and let me know if there would be any issue replacing Benko by KID. 

Thank you all

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Giorgos Kechagias

Giorgos Kechagias 1 year ago

Hi Kourosh, I appreciate KID as a solid and good opening when playing against 1. d4 but this opening has 2 main drawbacks, in my opinion: 

• Firstly, you need to learn much more stuff than the Benko Gambit and get more dangerous and complicated positions. For example, I admit that it is very difficult to handle your opponent's initiative. Most times my kingside gets vulnerable, especially in the 4 pawn attack line, but I manage to survive and get into an unclear endgame with damaged pawn structure on the kingside and in the centre.

• Secondly, if you aren't a positional style player and hate space disadvantage, you will face problems when playing the KID ( look how deep are Peteosian's ideas in the commented classical games ). Someone should be better prepared both in strategy, handling opponent's initiative etc. Personally I find it difficult to play in closed positions.

• Finally, I believe that a lot of players face problems and "hate" the Benko Gambit, because the have not lost the fear of sacrifising a pawn. I were in such positions when I was lower rated. I don't think that there is sth else preventing you from crushing your opponents with BG. 

Tell me your ratings and I think I would be able to define the reason you can't play the Benko Gambit "well".

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Kourosh A

Kourosh A 1 year ago

Hi,

Thank you for your response

I am rated 2149 at Chess.com now.

I am a 1.d4 and 1.c4 player. I am a positional style player with lots of hidden aggressiveness.

Before joining Chessmood I used to play  Caro-Kann + Taimanov Sicilian+ Nimzo + Queen's Indian.

I trust them 100%

Now, I am learning the more aggressive Chessmood repertoire.

I have no problem with the Accelerated Dragon. But BG ... NO!

If I face stronger players, I will use my old repertoire asI mentioned above

I will use the Chessmood repertoire VS weaker players.

The main question I have :

Is the KID a good match to the rest of the Chessmood Black repertoire? Or I will face some technical issues replacing BG by KID. ?!?!?!?!?!??!

Thank  you!

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This is a sample: I do not know the theory but it shows the way I play chess:

It was a 10 min game . I play BLACK

After move 30 it is not chess ... I missed mating opponent ... : time trouble for both sides

https://www.chess.com/live/game/5096708032

Giorgos Kechagias

Giorgos Kechagias 1 year ago

I don't think you will face any technical issue. KID matches with chessmood openings for black pieces.
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Kourosh A

Kourosh A 1 year ago

Thank you for your help

I do not want to offend anyone,  but I feel that Benko Gambit is all about home preparation and memorization. Then waiting for your weak opponents mistake...

These are interesting words of Fischer:

In chess so much depends on opening theory, so the champions before the last century did not know as much as I do and other players do about opening theory. So if you just brought them back from the dead they wouldn’t do well. They’d get bad openings. You cannot compare the playing strength, you can only talk about natural ability. Memorization is enormously powerful. Some kid of fourteen today, or even younger, could get an opening advantage against Capablanca, and especially against the players of the previous century, like Morphy and Steinitz. Maybe they would still be able to outplay the young kid of today. Or maybe not, because nowadays when you get the opening advantage not only do you get the opening advantage, you know how to play, they have so many examples of what to do from this position. It is really deadly, and that is why I don’t like chess any more.

Bobby Fischer at a Radio Interview, October 16 2006

[Capablanca] wanted to change the rules already, back in the twenties, because he said chess was getting played out. He was right. Now chess is completely dead. It is all just memorization and prearrangement. It’s a terrible game now. Very uncreative.

Bobby Fischer at a Radio Interview, October 16 2006

I love chess, and I didn't invent Fischerandom chess to destroy chess. I invented Fischerandom chess to keep chess going. Because I consider the old chess is dying, it really is dead. Alot of people come up with other rules of chess-type games, with 10x8 boards, new pieces, and all kinds of things. I'm really not interested in that. I want to keep the old chess flavor. I want to keep the old chess game. But just making a change so the starting positions are mixed, so it's not degenerated down to memorization and prearrangement like it is today.

Bobby Fischer at a Radio Interview, June 27 1999

GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 1 year ago

Hey my friend! 
KID is a good repertoire as well. 
But what's the thing? Why Benko is going bad? 

Have you read this article - https://chessmood.com/blog/learn-the-right-lessons-from-your-mistakes 

Maybe I'll add a closed webinar for only PRO Members, and you can send all your questions. 
We'll see what problem do you have in Benko. 

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Kourosh A

Kourosh A 1 year ago

I do not want to offend anyone,  but I feel that Benko Gambit is all about home preparation and memorization. Then waiting for your weak opponents mistake... and if your opponent is strong, begging him for equality! jumping left and right to trick him ... may be a good choice for Blitz games ...

I love positional battle and creativity. I LOVE Nimzo/Queen's Indian, and I'll continue learning and playing them. I love fighting/winning a strategical battle: Playing like Rozentalis vs Alekhine defence [remember your course (Alekhine with g3)].  Orplaying like Tigran Petrosian (If he sacrifices a piece, opponent would better resign and go home!!) He used tactics to win his positional domination. Benko, it's all about Tactics. Fixed pawn structure with no strategical creativity.

That's the way I feel.

May be my personality is similar to Petrosian.

I know Petrosian used to play both NID/QID and KID set-ups. That's why I want to replace Benko with KID.

Petrosian used to play KID in his own way.. not like others. KID is rich.

I like playing the Accelerated Dragon andthe rest of the Chessmood repertoire

But for the reason I explained above I want to play KID

Does it match with the rest of our Black repertoire or I will find some technical problems that I am ignoring now? Is it compatible with the rest of repertoire?

I even thought to play the Accelerated Dragon via Sniper set-up or Modern Defence set-up

But giving center to white from the beginning is not a good decision... 

I played hundreds of games with Sniper set-up and hundereds of games with Modern set-up. Modern is better ...

Sniper has an immediate refutation and Modern defence does not work if your opponent is well prepared

What do you think?

Is there any technical issue matching KID with the rest of Chessmood repertoire?

IS IT COMPATIBLE WITH THE ACCELERATED DRAGON?? AS 1 SYSTEM? 

(For example, NID and QID are COMPATIBLE &KID and Benko are Compatible) 

Thak you

Kourosh A

Kourosh A 1 year ago

Another example to make myself understood:

I am absorbed by 1.c4 and 1.g3 recently, because I can trick the opponents and push them out of their home preparation and invite them to play Chess.

To fight like a Man ;))))

What is the value of memorizing 20 - 25 moves and playing like Anand or Carlsen .. and waiting for your opponent's mistake?

This is just memorization and home preparation. Even a 14 yo child can play like Anand! And if you bring back Capablanca from dead, he will loose to this child... unless he plays with white and plays unconventional chess... like 1.g3 or 1.c4 to some exend

I want to have a CHANCE to play my moves on the board, and to play my chess. 

Modern Opening is good VS weaker opponents

Or may be  KID+Accelerated Dragon system ?!?!?!?!?!

What do you think coach?


 

Hi Kourosh Asgari.
When I compare KID and BG I come to the opposite conclusions than you.
I think KID is far more theoretical than BG, and, I think, one has to remember far more variants of KID. When playing KID you get to play far more structures (Classic, Mar Del Plata, Benoni, Panno, Sämisch, Exchange ect.) than in BG, and the variants are much deeper. When playing the BG you also has to know some lines. For example, the old critical 10.Rb1, and the new Qe2 and a4. I also believe that 5.f3, 5.e3, 5.b6 and 4.Qc2 require some theoretical knowledge.
I have not faced kids that could play well against the BG. It takes a lot of practice and skills. 
The KID with 6...c5 fits very good with the Acc. Dragon. It sometimes becomes a Delayed Benoni.
The BG is a positional gambit, and you can get very far just by remembering the standart plans. And black has a lot of differents plans and setups.
I am also sure it is good to know two good openings aginst 1.d4 and 1.c4/1.Nf3
Sincerly Kim Skaanning
Kourosh A

Kourosh A 1 year ago

Hi Kim Skaanning-Pedersen,

I am over 50, and I am a positional player.

I play NID/QID and I trust them 100%.

I prefer to be a pawn up and defend my position instead of giving a pawn for initiative.

Initiative is very important in Blitz games. In a classical game a pawn is a pawn! 

Blitz and Classical game are 2 different worlds

The richer the system is, the more flexible the pawn structure would be, and you need more knowledge and experience to play a flexible pawn structure. In a fixed pawn structure, the basic plans are already defined... this sort of kills the art of planning in the middle-game.

Playing in a fixed pawn structure kills the creativity. 

That's why I think BG is a good choice for younger players, and a good choice for Blitz and Rapid games. 

You said that KID is compatible with the Accelerated dragon if I go for c5.

That's what I was waiting to hear from someone when I asked my question... (The compatibility of KID and Accelerated Dragon)

In this case by playing c5 the delayed Benoni is a new system that I have to think about it

Your answer was a great help.

Thank you.

Kourosh A

Kourosh A 1 year ago

Hi GM Avetik,

My question is all about the Compatibility of the KID and the Accelerated Dragon and the rest of our Chessmood Black Repertoire 

It seems that if I go for c5 lines in KID, it would be compatible with the rest of the Chessmood repertoire : Accelerated Dragon & Symmetrical English etc ... 

What do you think? Is it a right conclusion?

Kourosh A

Kourosh A 1 year ago

Hi Kim Skaanning-Pedersen,

You misunderstood what I have said about Kids. 

These are the words of Fischer and not mine:


In chess so much depends on opening theory, so the champions before the last century did not know as much as I do and other players do about opening theory. So if you just brought them back from the dead they wouldn’t do well. They’d get bad openings. You cannot compare the playing strength, you can only talk about natural ability. Memorization is enormously powerful. Some kid of fourteen today, or even younger, could get an opening advantage against Capablanca, and especially against the players of the previous century, like Morphy and Steinitz. Maybe they would still be able to outplay the young kid of today. Or maybe not, because nowadays when you get the opening advantage not only do you get the opening advantage, you know how to play, they have so many examples of what to do from this position. It is really deadly, and that is why I don’t like chess any more.

Bobby Fischer at a Radio Interview, October 16 2006