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Chess Openings 101 - Introduction to the King's Indian Defense

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Chess Openings 101 - Introduction to the King's Indian Defense


The Chess Openings 101 series of video courses by Chess University, Inc. offers beginner and intermediate players (900-1500 Elo) an easy path for learning chess openings.

This Chess Openings 101: Introduction to the King's Indian Defense video course by FM Arne Jochens provides a complete overview of the King's Indian Defense (KID) characterized by the moves: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6.

This four-part video course begins with a historical overview of the King’s Indian Defense. Subsequent video lessons cover essential opening theory, how to play the King’s Indian as Black, and how to play against the King’s Indian as White.

The total run time of this video course is 1 hour and 46 minutes.

The King's Indian Defense in general is a more advanced opening so we specifically recommend this course for chess players in the 1100-1600 Elo range. Take this course if you would like to further improve your opening knowledge and learn the most important concepts in the King’s Indian Defense from the one and only FM Arne Jochens!


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Arne Jochens (FM)
Arne Jochens (FM)

FM Arne Jochens, Ph.D is a highly experienced educator and chess coach as well as the Director of Content at Chess University, Inc. | ChessUniversity.com.


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