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

Crush Your Chess Opponents with the KID!
4.4 (27 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,137 students enrolled
Created by Greg Vanderford
Last updated 3/2018
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Play the King's Indian Defense Opening Successfully
  • Good a good position in every game after the opening
  • Analyze opening positions effectively
Requirements
  • A basic understanding of chess
Description

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

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

1. Must know tactics

2. Must know positions

3. Key defensive moves to avoid checkmate

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

5. Important piece maneuvers

6. Critical middle game positions

7. How to fight for key squares

8. How to best use the bishops 

9. How to take control of the center

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

11. Much more

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

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

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

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to improve their chess skills
Course content
Expand 15 lectures 02:44:07
+ Introduction
15 lectures 02:44:07
How to Play When the Center is Closed
11:48
Early Central Pawn Trades
09:48
Tactics for Black
15:15
Playing with a Piece Imbalance
07:29
The Principle of Two Weaknesses
10:19
Attacking the King
05:57
Creating Multiple Ways to Win
09:39
The Four Pawns Attack
11:45
Key Moves in the King's Indian
13:00
How to Play the c5 Variation
11:27
How to Play the c5 Variation with a Closed Center
15:04
Finishing Off Your Opponent
13:51
When Your Opponent Does Strange Things
08:44
King's Indian Defense Conclusion
06:18