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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I have no idea why people mention the KID and Grunfeld in the same breath. My coach has tried to convince me ever since I first got taught by him to play the king’s indian because I like to beatiing dragon as black.

This is his second book for Everyman Chess; his first was Bird s Opening. Timothy Taylor The author recommends two systems against both the King’s Indian and Grunfeld which he believes offer White winning chances and which are both relatively unexplored. I am sure that a White player who understood this very well could win quite a few games with it, but the same is true of the Black side of this dicey system, I opine. White has many options in both openings, but in the KID only a few cross Black’s basic play to play Who told you otherwise?

Yet again proving the Benko is a fabulous resource for those playing black and willing to play for the full point. The Grunfeld usually becomes almost an open position, with sharp piece play in many lines.

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Also benkobaby I’ve tried out the benko but it’s a bit beeating positional for me. 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 ideas and analysis and not because I want to play the openings in question. All in all I like the book, but it certainly isn’t a must-buy. Najdorf and Averbhak both had great games in the KID during that beatung.


According to Everyman, “In this book, Timothy Taylor gets to grips with the King’s Indian and Bexting, providing White with a number of easy-to-learn and effective weapons which are specially designed tocause Black maximum discomfort.

A study of this book will allow the reader to battle against the King s Indian and the Grunfeld with renewed confidence. Open and author of the popular “Bird’s Opening”.

Taylor does a fair amount of just “talking” about chess, focuses on general ideas, and gives some general attacking advice at times. Apr 19, 6.

The man who tries to do something and fails is infinitely better than he who tries to do nothing and succeeds – Lloyd Jones. He is resident in the US.

Grunfeld or King’s Indian??

Apr 19, 4. KID nearly always involves a blocked center, while the Grunfeld almost never does. Do you remember why the KID was more similar? Apr 19, 2. So ideas are easier to learn and play, I won’t be surprised if black scores extremely well in KID at club level. Of course not – the replies to Black’s c5 are legion.

Na6 is given in the “Avoiding the Martz Tabiya” chapter, though someone playing the 7. 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.

I think he means lots, or numerous. 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.

Beating The King’s Indian And Grunfeld

The bad news is, that as a KID player myself I can tell u straight up that Taylor’s exd5 in the Four Pawns attack will get u absolutely nowhere against an informed opponent or seasoned KID player. Thanks for the response, I think the repertoire Taylor proposes is quite suitable for diehard 1. Moreover, the Anti Gruenfeld system given in Taylor’s book is much more convincing than the recommendation in Summerscale’s.


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

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

Don’t quote me on that though, since I’m not at home. Please select next action Go back or Go to wish list. Apr 19, 5. Theory isn’t the main point of the book, though Taylor does offer novelties in a lot of positions.

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Sorry if everything I just said is wrong. 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. Anybody has any ideas on the lines recommended in this new book by Everyman Tylor is the author? Temporarily out of stock In stock.

Taylor examines the typical tactical and positional ideas for both players, highlighting the tricks and pitfalls one must look out for.

Dear Willilo, Man, fiveofswords is everywhere in every forum!!! I might keep playing this way, as I haven’t gruunfeld much success in the heating lines of the Grunfeld. A day in the life of a moderator superchessmachine 5 min ago. As far as the similarity of the systems, I play the Dragadorf and King’s Indian Defense exclusively as black.

Qb3 and the Keres Variation 1. Against the King’s Indian he goes for the Martz Variation 1. There’s an enormous amount of theory in the KID. Anyway, I enjoyed this question and topic discussion mainly because it addressed what I think can be a common misconception or two.

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