Chess Wednesdays – The King’s Indian

Visiting or live in Decorah and want to learn or play some chess? Come join us at Pulpit Rock on Wednesday, 9/22 at 6:30pm for a few games! We had a visitor from California last week who grew up in Decorah and played tournaments back in the 60’s! We’re looking forward to seeing Bill one more time this week before he returns to California.

The King’s Indian

Have you played against people who always start with d4 (when white moves their queen’s pawn forward two squares)? The King’s Indian is a good response for black that can lead into some interesting games. 

There are many different variations, but the main line of the classic variation goes as follows:

  1. d4 Nf6
  2. c4 g6
  3. Nc3 Bg7
  4. e4 d6
  5. Nf3 0-0
  6. Be2 e5
  7. 0-0 Nc6
  8. d5 Ne7
  9. Ne1 Nd7

If you can’t read the algebraic notation, here is a gif of the moves. Getting the first five moves down for black is probably good enough for a fun game among most players who like the queen pawn opening.

King’s Indian Classic Variation

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