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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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?? Bxc4when I like the feel of White’s position better. Brimming with complexity and dynamism, these two openings often leave those playing White scratching their heads wondering how to squeeze even the slightest of advantages out of the opening and, just as crucially, how to avoid becoming swamped in a morass of complicated theory.

I think he means lots, or numerous. I agree with this. Yet again proving the Benko is a fabulous resource for those playing black and willing to play for the full point.

Funnily enough the Epishin variation of the Inidan put the Kibosh on the Benko Gambit during the 90’s Apr 19, 4. Apr 19, 2. I might keep playing this way, as I haven’t had much success in the main lines of the Grunfeld. Against the Gruenfeld, something tells me I’ve seen him play 4. Please select thr action Go back or Go to wish list.

Kasparov, Radjabov, and Shirov are some great players who play the King’s Indian. I’ve played the KID for quite a while, and only recently have I bothered looking into grunfelv theory. Anybody has any ideas on the lines recommended in this new book by Everyman Tylor is the author? Just realize that you aren’t getting a tight-fitting repertoire filled with cutting-edge theory.


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

Although a lot of grunfeld variations and positions look similar, it’s often that concrete, tactical moves that are of greater significance and home preparation plays a bigger role here a reason why Grunfeld is popular among hard working GMs. For example, there are famous games kongs famous players who play every opening, and you should choose your repertoire, find out who the best players are that play those openings, and then commit to playing like those players.

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

All in all I like the book, but it certainly isn’t a must-buy. My personal feeling is that the the “Liz” line is more sound and offers White a better chance for an edge at least theoretically–someone booked up on the Martz line might get more grjnfeld wins. Isn’t that what Grivas advocates in his beating-the-fianchetto-defences book but probably with 8.

Go back or Go to wish list. Really, the KID is a “give away the space in order to create chains, and create an attack toward one yrunfeld of the board with either c5 or e5” opening and is totally closed in the main lines such as the Bayonet. Thanks znd letting me post.

Beating The King’s Indian And Grunfeld – Timothy Taylor

Publishedsoftback, pages. I win or lose most of my games in about 20 moves so I guess that’s why I never noticed all the theory. Apr 19, 3. To answer TopNotch’s question, my guess is that the book is aimed at – level players or so.

Surely there are others that actually contributed to the theory of the line that don’t have an opening named after themselves. The man who tries to do something and fails is infinitely better than he who tries to do nothing and succeeds – Lloyd Jones.


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KID nearly always involves a blocked center, while the Grunfeld almost never does. Taylor seems a little more enthusiastic about the Martz variation. I mean, I don’t see why one is more similar to the Dragon than the other. A day in the life of a moderator superchessmachine 5 min ago. Indiah 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.

Discussion forum for ChessPublishing. Najdorf and Averbhak both had great games in xnd KID during that tournament. Theory in both openings is illustrated by complete, annotated games with plenty of text explanation.

The Grunfeld usually becomes almost an open position, with sharp piece play in many lines. As far as the similarity kkngs the systems, I play the Dragadorf and King’s Indian Defense exclusively as black.

Beating The King’s Indian And Grunfeld

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

You can play the Indisn without a lot of theory, depending on your level. White has many options in both openings, but in the KID only iings few cross Black’s basic play to play Taylor does a fair amount of just “talking” about chess, focuses on general ideas, and gives some general attacking advice at times.

I’m not sure how great the line is theoretically, but I’m ready to play it OTB on occasion.