I take this as a con because I usually use my memorisation skills in the super theoretical grunfeld to beat people who forget the theory. But I really like the idea to. I bought this book over Christmas on a whim, and while I don’t regret buying it, it’s become one of those books that I have for the interesting. Beating the King’s Indian and Grunfeld gets to grips with the King’s Indian and Grunfeld, providing White with a number of easy-to-learn and.

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On the other hand, the Grunfeld is an open game, direct assuat on white’s center with c5, clash type of opening. Qb3 and the Keres Variation mings.

So ideas are easier to learn and play, I won’t be surprised if black scores extremely well in KID at club level. Bxc4when I like the feel of White’s position better. Antillian God Member Offline Brilliance without dazzle! I would also like to add that his recommended line against the Gruenfeld fits in perfectly with those who play the Colle or use Aaron Summerscale’s A Killer Chess Opening Repertoire as the backbone of their repertoire.

I’ve always not wanted to play grynfeld king’s indian because I’ve heard that there isn’t much theory to it. Go back or Go to wish list. Taylor does a fair amount of just “talking” about chess, focuses on general ideas, and gives some general attacking advice at times. Just realize that you aren’t getting a tight-fitting repertoire filled with cutting-edge theory.

Thanks danny, that really made it clear for me! There are 33 games in the King’s Indian thhe 20 in the Grunfeld. A day in the life of a moderator superchessmachine 5 min ago. Isn’t that what Grivas advocates in his beating-the-fianchetto-defences book but probably with 8. And it all depends on you, what type of player you are and what type of positions you like. In the Grunfeld, because of the volatile nature of a more open position, it is more likely a single mistake can be critical, or at least much harder to recover indiam.


This is the kind of system that I feel might offer White good practical results, though I play the Saemisch and Averbakh exclusively against ibdian KID, so what do I know??

Beating The King’s Indian And Grunfeld – Timothy Taylor

Apr 19, 4. The King’s Indian is full of theory! Thanks for letting besting post. Surely there are others that actually contributed to the theory of the line that don’t have an opening named after themselves.

Beating the King’s Indian and Grunfeld – Timothy Taylor – Google Books

Both are extremely complicated openings and playable at all levels. I’ve played the KID for quite a while, and only recently undian I bothered looking into the theory. Here is some further info on this book: White has many options in both openings, but in the KID only a few cross Black’s basic play to play Na6 is given in the “Avoiding the Martz Tabiya” chapter, though someone playing the 7.

I get the feeling that these are all lines that Taylor has experience with, and he doesn’t seem to be holding back any secrets. Apr 19, 2.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Anyway the “Liz” variation runs: Apr 19, 3.

Dear Willilo, Man, fiveofswords is everywhere in every forum!!! I think Taylor’s coverage of the “Liz” variation is particularly good, because this is a line that is often not taken very seriously in other books.

Grunfeld or King’s Indian??

Please Login or Register. Anyway, I enjoyed this question and topic discussion mainly because it addressed what I think can be a common misconception or two. It could be that the book is worth acquiring for those who play 1. Who told you otherwise?


Apr 19, 8. I would suspect you are. Really, the KID is a “give away the space in order to create chains, and create an attack toward one direction of the board with either c5 or e5” opening and is totally closed in the main lines such as the Bayonet.

Apr 22, Practical Decisions in Critical Moments. In my limited perusal of this work, I didn’t see the pawn push to d5, followed by recapture with the e-pawn, advocated as White’s main idea against beatnig KID. Open and author of the popular “Bird’s Opening”. He also includes chapters grinfeld the various methods of avoiding the main line available to both White and Black.

It s time for White to strike back! Jun 16, All in all I think I’ll get this book as I quite like Taylor’s writing style in general, also it never hurts to get a heads up on what my opponents might be to reading. Mark all topics as READ.

This is a far cry from Watson’s Play the French. Could you give me a few examples? Difference between IM and GM’s? Discount will be calculated in the shopping basket. Log In or Join. Sorry if everything I just said is wrong. This leads to completely different strategies for both sides.