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IM John Watson presents: King's Indian Defense (16 part series)

IM John Watson presents: King's Indian Defense (16 part series)
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In must-win situations, the King's Indian Defense has been trusted by World Champions, such as Garry Kasparov, Bobby Fischer, and Mikhail Tal. It's a hypermodern defense, where Black builds a strong defense around the king and looks for counter-attacking chances in the middle game.

In this 16-video series, International Master John Watson, gives you a complete picture of how to play this opening. John analyzes the most popular variations including the advance variation with 7.d5, and other main lines. In doing so, John explains the key plans, not just for Black but for White too!
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The King's Indian Defense (16 part series)

As in all his video series, John has an uncanny ability to break down complex ideas and make them simple, allowing you to grasp the essential ideas, the key strategies, pawn structure and critical squares to fight for in this hyper-modern defense. And it's all done without overwhelming you with hundreds of variations and sidelines; this is one video series you can't miss!! So don't hesitate, we're confident you'll enjoy this video series immensely and will be scoring impressive wins with this new weapon in no time!

The Indian defenses (1.d4 Nf6) were latecomers in chess, in the historical sense, but nowadays are the most commonly played defenses for Black. they were played sporadically until the '20s of the last century, to then become more popular in the '30s and to definitely take off after WWII. In this series. IM John Watson examines the pawn structures, the plans and the strategies of these systems, which are to be considered as the essence of modern chess in many ways.

Players: Danailov, Kasparov, Borsuk Maminski, Malakhatko, DiazCastro, Sakaev, Belov, Nikolic, Ivanovic, Babula, Pesout , Shirov, Kasparov, Paunovic, PiayGarcia, Ocampos, Hernandez, Paunovic, PiayGarcia, Gunawan, Gelfand, Blokh, Feldman, Kozul, Nu Polugaevsky, Uhlmann, Farago, VanLaatum, Palo, Nevednichy, Nedochotov, Zimmerma Petrosian, Spassky

ECO: E90, E92, E68, E86, E94, E90, E76, A68, E75, E74, E63

The Indian defenses (1.d4 Nf6) were latecomers in chess, in the historical sense, but nowadays are the most commonly played defenses for Black. they were played sporadically until the '20s of the last century, to then become more popular in the '30s and to definitely take off after WWII. In this series. IM John Watson examines the pawn structures, the plans and the strategies of these systems, which are to be considered as the essence of modern chess in many ways. 

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Solid grounding in the KID Review by Tournelles
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This series gives a very good strategic overview of the King's Indian. Watson emphasizes the ideas and themes behind the different pawn structures - his speciality - so you are not plowing through thickets of variations. I would say the target audience is anyone up to Expert, or for stronger players looking to review the material. The examples are well-chosen and presented in Watson's amiable style. (Posted on May 22, 2018)
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The Venerable John Watson IM Review by Shiryaev
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I have not had time to watch this chess video on the King's Indian yet. It is after all eight and a half hours, but it covers virtually everything. But, I am sure that IM John Watson can help me with the King's Indian defense. (Posted on January 31, 2018)
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John Watson's King's Indian Defense Review by kickaha13
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Well organized. Excellent presentation: theory, analysis, history. Highly recommended! (Posted on January 12, 2018)
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Excellent analysis of opening strucutres Review by lorfag
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The video course analyszes deeply the opening positions of King's Indian Defense with a paticular attention to pawn structures. The teching style is plain and the usage of real games makes the explanations more interesting that a simple theory handbook. Suggested for all the players that want to imporve their opening skills. (Posted on January 1, 2018)
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King's Indian Training Review by rw1950merritt
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Love the approach about analyzing common structures that occur. Greatly reduces the amount of memorization needed. (Posted on November 26, 2017)
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Fair at Best Review by RedSkull
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While John Watson may know his Chess, his hurried delivery and slurred speech on presentation is not so good. he jumps all over the place. Just fair for a grade. (Posted on November 19, 2017)
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Excellent Opening & Middle Game Lectures on the KID Review by ChessOwl
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John Watson's videos are clear, to the point, and full of great analysis, and illustrative material. His opening presentations lead to excellent analysis and valuable instruction on the middle game. Very well-done lectures. Recommended. (Posted on November 18, 2017)
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As ussal Mr. Watson explains and shows the Basics quite well. Review by Bills1943
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If anyone is interested in Indian defence I would recamend this series. (Posted on November 16, 2017)
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Muy bueno Review by Pablo
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Además de la calidad del autor, me parecen muy completas las ideas que propone. (Posted on December 16, 2014)
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