King's Indian Defence - Expert Repertoire for Black (Part 1)
We are happy to announce that GM Ivan Cheparinov is starting another fascinating project - King's Indian Defence - Expert Repertoire for Black.
Since the material is quite extensive, the repertoire will be divided into two parts.
In the current database, GM Ivan Cheparinov covers some of the most critical systems that White uses against King's Indian Defence, including the Classical System. It is very important to point out that the suggested repertoire is highly ambitious. Always, when it's possible, Cheparinov proposes relatively less explored lines where Black is trying to overtake the initiative. In the entire repertoire, you will hardly find a static position in which Black is doomed to passivity.
The database consists of 17 theoretical chapters, 17 interactive test positions, a Memory Booster, and Video Version (10h and 50min).
Against many systems, Cheparinov is going for a Benoni type of play by means of ...c7-c5. In the arising Benoni structures, sacrificing a pawn with ...b7-b5 is one of Cheparinov's favourite attempts at creating counterplay.
Obviously, one of the main questions is how to answer the main line.
In his in-depth analysis, Cheparinov proves that after 7...exd4 8.Nxd4 Re8 9.f3 c6!?, Black is doing fine.
Here is how the author justifies his choice:
7...ed4 always has been one of the main moves, but it was considered to be a little passive. In the last few years, this move improved a lot. Very strong players tried it mainly in rapid and blitz chess. I believe objectively this is definitely one of the best moves. With the latest games and my analysis, I am convinced that Black has decent chances in this line. Another thing I like in this line is that the theory is much less than 7...Nc6 and 7...Na6. Of course, you should remember some concrete lines, but White has fewer options.
Cheparinov suggests the same approach also against the system with 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.Be3. As you will see from the notes, the ideas are quite similar. The understanding of this type of structure will provide you with a better ability to create dynamic counterplay when your opponent has a static advantage.
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