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I have recently discovered the white opening, King's Indian Attack. I like it, but I don't know how it is supposed to be played after the opening. What kind of player is KIA suited for and how good is the opening in general?

Hi Matt,

The King's Indian Attack is one opening which can suit different types of players - both attacking and positional.  It's one of the great universal opening systems available to White as Black can't avoid it, and knowing which squares the pieces belong on is more important than memorizing a series of specific moves.  It was a favorite of the late world champion Bobby Fischer.

Here's some internet sites which will help you learn how to play it:

If you send me your email address using the form at , I can send you some PDF files at no cost.


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