Kill the K.I.D.
ln Kill K.I.D. Semko Semkov offers an entirely new approach to the Four Pawns Attack against the King’s Indian Defence (K.I.D.)
Semkov has been trying to kill the KID for more than 20 years. The author feels that current theorie of the Four Pawns Attack is totally messed up if not entirely wrong!
Semkov: ``I have always been unhappy with the Classical variation against the KID It’s an enormous amount of theory that is impractical to keep in pace with, even for a professional player. An ever bigger problem is the character of positions that arise. There is something basically wrong to give Black players such attacking chances as in the Classical variation.``
The author does not offer just minor improvements here and there, but he developes original aggressive ways to combat the KID, in all the major systems and analyses them in great detail. He also covers various move orders for Black known as Modern Defence.
Index of Variations:
Modern Benoni Pawn Structures
Part 1 1 d4 Kf6 2 c4 g6 3 Kc3 Bg7 4 e4 d6 5 f4 c5 6 d5 0-0
7 Kf3 e6 8 Be2 exd5 9 cxd5, Lines without 9..,Re8
Part 2 7 Kf3 e6 8 Be2 exd5 9 cxd5 Re8
King’s Indian Defence and Volga Pawn Structures
Part 3 5 f4 c5 6 d5 0-0 7 Kf3 Rare Lines without 7...e6
Part 4 5 f4 0-0 6 Kf3 Lines without 6...c5
Modern Defence and Other Rare Move Orders
Part 5 1 d4 g6 2 e4 Bg7 3 c4
Part 6 1 d4 g6 2 e4 Bg7 3 c4 d6 4 Kc3 Kd7 5 Kf3
Part 7 1 d4 Kf6 2 c4 d6 3 Kc3 Lines without ...g6
This new approach will cause considerable headache to Black players!
Semko Semkov has authored several bestselling opening books such as
The Safest Sicilian and The Queen’s Gambit Accepted. He has two GM norms and played many times for the Bulgarian national team.
- Casa editrice Chess Stars
- Code 5960
- Anno 2009
- Pagine p. 140
- Isbn 9789548782708