Blitz Chess #392: King’s Indian Defense, Makogonov

A dynamic battle often arises out of the King’s Indian Defense. How might things vary, if at all, from the Makogonov variation? A critical moment presents itself as early as move 9. Capturing on f5 would lead to a dynamic battle, and not capturing would likely enter a strategic battle. Which path would white choose? This was a 5|0 time control game, where I was playing with the black pieces.

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1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. h3 O-O 6. Be3 e5 7. d5 Nh5 8. Nge2 f5 9. Qc2 f4 10. Bd2 a5 11. O-O-O Na6 12. a3 Nc5 13. Na4 b6 14. Nxc5 bxc5 15. f3 a4 16. Rg1 Qh4 17. Be1 Qe7 18. Nc3 Bd7 19. Bd3 Bf6 20. Qf2 Ng3 21. Bc2 Bh4 22. Qd2 Nh5 23. Bxh4 Qxh4 24. Rde1 Ra7 25. Qd1 Rfa8 26. Re2 Ng3 27. Rd2 Qd8 28. Kb1 Kg7 29. Ka2 Nh5 30. Qe1 Rb8 31. Qd1 Rba8 32. Qe1 Qb8 33. Qf2 Qb6 34. Rb1 Qa6 35. Qf1 Rb8 36. Qd3 Qc8 37. Bd1 Rba8 38. Rc2 Qf8 39. Rcc1 Nf6 40. Nb5 Bxb5 41. cxb5 Qb8 42. Rc3 Qb6 43. Be2 Ra5 44. Qc2 Nd7 45. Rc1 h5 46. Qd1 Rxb5 47. R1c2 Rb3 48. Bc4 Rb8 49. Qc1 Rxc3 50. Rxc3 Qa5 51. Qc2 Nb6 52. Be2 h4 53. Bd1 Kf6 54. Ka1 g5 55. Ka2 Ke7 56. Ka1 Kd8 57. Ka2 Qb5 58. Ka1 Qf1 59. Qe2 Qxe2 60. Bxe2 Kc8 61. Bc4 Kb7 62. Bd3 Ra8 63. Bc2 Ra5 64. Ka2 c6 65. Ka1 cxd5 66. exd5 c4 67. Be4 Ka6 68. Ka2 Kb5 69. Kb1 Kc5 70. Kc2 Nxd5

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  1. Fantastic object lesson in positional chess.

  2. Cool to see 2. … g6 instead of 2. … c5 , I definitely prefer g6

  3. Thnxx btw am a newbie ! My ELO rating 850 :p

  4. I don't understand the plan in this opening…!!This opening is advanced although i play it,it's complicated with all the shuffling back n forth…

  5. LiChess is much better than Die

  6. "Let's get wild!" -Jerry before a 70 move strategic game.

  7. Personally I enjoy the fianchetto system against the KID. It leads to more positional games a lot of the time and I score very well with it OTB

  8. Hey Jerry, I'm not really a chess player but I do like watching you play. What does 5|0 time control mean?

  9. As I was watching the game I thought that f3 was interesting instead of a5. By playing f3 black gets to make use of f4 square and both white h and f pawns become clearly weak. What do you think Jerry?

  10. Very smooth commentary, Jerry. Thanks again for your continued enthusiasm and effort to entertain and teach. Have a good day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Qxh4. Explain! I've never seen a move like that before!

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