Petrosian on the King’s Indian Attack
By IM Bill Paschall
Recommended for Intermediate Players
Presented by International Master Bill Paschall for ChessLecture.com
Tigran Petrosian (June 17, 1929 – August 13, 1984) was a Soviet Armenian Grandmaster and World Chess Champion from 1963 to 1969. His nickname "Iron Tigran" due to his almost impenetrable defensive playing style emphasizing safety above all else. He was considered to be the hardest player to beat by the authors of a 2004 book History of Chess.
The King's Indian Attack (or KIA), also known as the Barcza System is a chess opening system for White. This opening is not a series of specific moves, but rather a system that can be played from many different move orders.
Here Bill shows us 7 games in which Petrosian expertly utilizes the KIA.
Content: 2 hours and 54 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 7 lectures.
ECO: A05, A07, B20, B40, B50, A04
Members of ChessLecture.com rated this series a 4.92 out of 5
Fans on Chesslecture.com said: Excellent game. You highlighted a number of key variations: the early c6 by Black; how it was possible to play e4 earlier and why the knight on e5 was necessary to name just a few. Thanks William!
IM Bill Paschall currently resides in Budapest, Hungary. Bill was the Boylston Chess Club Champion 2002, finished 1st at the Foxwoods Open 2002, Three-Time New England Open Champion, and has defeated more than 20 IGM's in tournament play. Bill has extensive experience training both adults and children privately and in the schools.
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