Attacking Chess: The King's Indian
by David Vigorito
Publisher: Everyman Chess, 2010
Edition: Paperback medium
The King's Indian remains a hugely popular opening at all levels of chess - unsurprising given the attacking opportunities it offers.
In many of the ultra-sharp main lines, both sides can fight for the initiative. White frequently wins the queenside battle but this often turns out to be a Pyrrhic victory as Black wins the war by checkmating on the kingside! Black is hunting the enemy king and this gives him a psychological edge in practical play.
Here David Vigorito presents an aggressive repertoire for Black based on the main lines. Vigorito is renowned for his attention to detail and creativity, and his repertoire is full of innovative ideas. What's more, his lucid explanations of the key plans and tactics will benefit all King's Indian players. Volume 1 deals with the Main Line (Classical) and Sämisch variations.
Attacking Chess is a brand new series of opening repertoire books. It focuses on traditional attacking openings, as well as creative and forceful ways to play openings that are not always associated with attacking chess. It provides ambitious repertoires designed for players of all levels.
• A King's Indian repertoire for Black
• Packed with new ideas and analysis
• Ideal for club and tournament play
David Vigorito is an International Master from the United States. He plays regularly in high-level competitions, including the US Championship. He has written extensively for a variety of publications and is a chess teacher.