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Thursday, November 8, 2012

KIA vs. Philidor, opposing systems

Today’s blog entry is from an online tournament game. White plays the King’s Indian Attack against my Philidor Defense. Both openings are systems, the first several moves are played almost ignoring the opponent’s move choices. Both systems have a lot of potential energy which can explode if/when the opponent makes a mistake. In midgame, both sides lock down the center and Queen-side, moving all action to the King-side. After White takes a poisoned Rook, the ending is fairly easy.

 The variations and move symbols are Houdini’s (1.5 w32), diagnosed with ‘Scid vs PC’ at 10 seconds per ply. The verbal comments are my thoughts during the game and my interpretations of the analysis provided by Houdini. The score chart is at the bottom of this entry.

Be very careful of moving the Queen to a file or diagonal that can be opened.

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