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First Steps: The King’s Indian Defence

336 pages, paperback, Everyman, 1. edition 2019.

From the Series »First Steps«

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The King’s Indian Defence is one of the great classical counter-attacking openings. The most aggressive world champions (including Mikhail Tal, Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov) have all scored brilliant knockout victories with this opening.

In this book the highly experienced coach international master Andrew Martin explains the basic ideas behind all the different variations that occur after 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 e4 d6. The focus on strategic elements such as pawn structures, attacking plans and typical piece manouevres allows the reader to quickly gain an excellent feel for this complex opening.

First Steps is an opening series that is ideal for improving players who want simple and straightforward explanations. First Steps emphasizes:

  • the basic principles

  • the basic strategies

  • the key tricks and traps

First Steps books are based around carefully selected instructive games which demonstrate exactly what both sides are trying to achieve. There is enough theory to enable the improving player to get to grips with the opening without feeling overwhelmed. If you want to take up a new opening, First Steps is the ideal place to start.

Language English
Author Martin, Andrew
Publisher Everyman
Series First Steps
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 570 g
Width 17 cm
Height 24 cm
Pages 336
ISBN-13 9781781944288
Year of Publication 2019
Binding paperback

003 About the Author

005 Introduction

007 1) Inspiration

023 2) Pawn Structures

073 3) The Classical System

157 4) The Fianchetto Variation

197 5) Lines with Bg5

228 6) The Sämisch Variation

257 7) The Four Pawns Attack

285 8) Less Common White Systems

305 9) King’s Indian Byways

324 Final words

325 Index of Variations

333 Index of Complete Games


First Steps: The King’s Indian Defence