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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Apr 20, The King s Indian and the Grunfeld are two of Black s most popular answers to 1 d4; unsurprising given that they were long-time favourites of chess legends Garry Kasparov and, before him, Bobby Fischer.

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Choose your Stem Games and Stem Brating. To answer TopNotch’s question, my guess is that the book is aimed at – level players or so. I 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. Taylor examines the typical tactical and positional ideas for both players, highlighting the tricks and pitfalls one must look out for.

If you want interesting games and analysis of less-studied systems against the Grunfeld and KID, then you might like the book a lot. Klngs I agree with many of the posts: All in all I like the book, but it certainly isn’t a must-buy. Apr 19, grrunfeld. It s time for White to strike back! If you are serious about learning a new opening then ans it the right way: All in all I think I’ll get this book as I quite like Taylor’s writing style in general, also it never hurts to get a heads up on what my opponents might be to reading.


Stock Clearance – Massive Savings! Please Login or Register. If you already play the 4PA with 9. Thanks danny, that really made it clear for me! 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??

Beating the King’s Indian and Grunfeld Read times. 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.

Taylor seems a little more enthusiastic about the Martz variation. Go back or Go to wish list. Admittedly the line does carry a positional sting if Black is careless, like for e. Taylor does a fair amount of just “talking” about chess, focuses on general ideas, and gives some general attacking advice at times. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Practical Decisions in Critical Moments.

Timothy Taylor is a former winner of the U. Discount will be calculated in the shopping basket. I think the whole 7. Mark all topics as READ. It’s similar for the White side, as players who really like to play against the KID tend to be less comfortable facing the Grunfeld, and again vice versa.

Bxc4when I like the feel of White’s position better. What level is this book aimed at? Anyway, I enjoyed this question and topic discussion mainly because it addressed what I think can be tje common misconception or two.

I dont play it as often as I used to though since adding the slav to my black repertoire. KID nearly always involves a blocked center, while the Grunfeld almost never does. U gotta remember it to move 40something!


Beating The King’s Indian And Grunfeld

As far as playing one or the other, I think you should use the one you are more comfortable with. Speculation Of The End superchessmachine 7 min ago. Sorry if everything I just said is wrong.

A study of this book will allow the reader to battle against the King s Indian and the Grunfeld with renewed confidence. 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 grynfeld specially designed to cause Black maximum discomfort.

Beating The King’s Indian And Grunfeld – Timothy Taylor

I have no idea why people mention the KID and Grunfeld in the same breath. Of course not – the replies to Black’s c5 are legion. Theory in both openings is illustrated by complete, annotated games with plenty of text explanation.

I’m not sure why you would need to switch to the Indoan from the Grunfeld.

I’m not sure how great the line is theoretically, but I’m ready to play it OTB on occasion. Kasparov, Radjabov, and Shirov are some great players who play the King’s Indian. Don’t quote me on that though, since I’m not at home.

Najdorf and Averbhak both had great games in the KID during that tournament. Outside of chess, he is the author of two published novels, Elaine the Fair and Amanda, while he directed the film Wicked Pursuits. I’ve always not wanted to play the king’s indian because I’ve heard that there isn’t much theory to it.