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Presented by Grandmaster Leonid Kritz for ChessLecture.com
GM Kritz outlines several variations of the King’s Indian including:
—The Mar del Plata variation of the King’s Indian 9. Nd2. No longer as popular as it once was, it is still played rather frequently even at the top levels of chess. The third most popular white move, it has been played by contemporary grandmasters Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand.
—Orthodox, Aronin–Taimanov 9.Ne1 named for Mark Taimanov vs Lev Aronin Moscow 1952. GM Tigran Petrosian said “ for Kings Indian Players, this game made people think that the King;s Indian was at its demise.
—The Bayonet Attack 9. b4 which has many forks in the road.
Content: 2.25 hours of instruction and analysis in a series of 6 lectures.
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GM Leonid Kritz was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1984. He started playing chess at age of 4, at Spartak Moscow Chess School. Youth World Champion under 16 in 1999, became grandmaster at the age of 19 years in 2003. Participated at FIDE World Cup in 2004, represented Germany at Chess Olympiad 2004, and European Team Championships 2005 and 2007. Co-winner of SPICE Cup 2008