Hardinge Simpole

Complete King's Indian, The
The favourite defence of Kasparov, Tal and Fischer
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By Keene, Raymond, and Jacobs, Byron
ISBN 1843821044
SERIES Hardinge Simpole Chess Classics
Paperback  280 pages
Subject [Chess ]
Published 23 January, 2004
UK Price £19.95   
US Price $32.95   

The King's Indian is noted as a dynamic counter-attacking defence par excellence. This book describes the key strategies for both sides in the main lines such as the Fianchetto variation, the Petrosian system, the Sämisch/ Four Pawns attack and Averbakh. Analysis is backed up with verbal explanation making this book an ideal introduction for those wishing to take up or face the King's Indian in competitive situations.

Byron Jacobs is an International Chess Master and one time Chess Correspondent for the New Statesman magazine. He has published numerous books on opening theory, and was Bulletin Editor for the Kasparov v Kramnik world championship match in London 2000.

Ray Keene is a British Chess Champion, and the first British Player to achieve a FIDE (World Chess Federation) Grandmaster norm. He was awarded the OBE for services to chess in 1985. He is Chess Correspondent of The Times, The Sunday Times, and The International Herald Tribune. He is a prolific author of chess books, several of which are classics of the genre. He has organised three World Chess Championships.

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