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On this page I have posted one my chess games in The Kings Indian Attack.

The game includes analysis and diagrams. This game is Round 1 of a tornado played on 14 October 2007. This was my only loss in that tornado. My opponent was the second highest rated player in the tornado. The time control was sudden death game in 45 minutes.

Tampa Chess Club Tornados
Temple Terrace, Florida
Game Played 14 October 2007
White: Radek Laburda (2009) Black: Mike Serovey (1500)

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O O-O 5. d3 d6 6. c4 e5

Kings Indian Attack after 6... e5.

Kings Indian Attack after 6… e5.

White’s move order is the Kings Indian Attack and Black’s would be the Kings Indian Defense. It was my intention to play symmetrically for as long as I could but I decided to depart from that here and play for a kingside attack. White continues to play normal Réti lines.

7. Nc3 c6 8. Rb1 h6

Kings Indian Attack after 8... h6.

Kings Indian Attack after 8… h6.

I can’t remember why I played h6 here. Playing 8… a5 does not stop White from playing b4 but it does give the Black Rook a half open file after axb4. The problem with that is that after Rxb4 White has a little too much pressure on the Black pawn at b7. Note that Black is now lagging behind in development and never gets caught up.

9. b4 b6 10. b5 Bb7 11. Nd2 Qc7

Kings Indian Attack after 11... Qc7.

Kings Indian Attack after 11… Qc7.

White is putting some pressure on the pawn at c6 and Black is now tied up defending that pawn instead of developing his Queenside and getting his kingside attack going.

12. Nde4 Nxe4 13. Nxe4 cxb5?

Kings Indian Attack after 13... cxb5?

Kings Indian Attack after 13… cxb5?

I give my last move a question mark because it allowed White to put a lot of pressure on my pawn at d6. Better would have been 13… c5 closing off that diagonal when the White Bishop goes to a3. After that a5 and d5 are both possible for Black.

14. Ba3 Rd8 15. cxb5 d5 16. Rc1 Qd7 17. Nd6 Bf8

Kings Indian Attack after 17... Bf8.

Kings Indian Attack after 17… Bf8.

Black’s last 2 moves were pretty much forced. Black is still lagging behind in development and he has a White Knight where he doesn’t want it! Black is in trouble but doesn’t realize it yet.

18. Nxb7 Qxb7 19. Bxf8 Kxf8

Kings Indian Attack after 19... Kxf8.

Kings Indian Attack after 19… Kxf8.

White’s next 3 moves take advantage of the pinned pawn at d5 and the fact that the Black Knight has nowhere to go. The Rd6 move was an attempt to protect the pawn at d5 and then to get the Knight to d7. It didn’t work.

20. Qb3 Rd6 21. Qb4 Qe7 22. Rc8+!! 1-0

Kings Indian Attack after 22... Rc8+!! (Final position).

Kings Indian Attack after 22… Rc8+!! (Final position).

Black is going to lose the pawn at d5 and then his Rook at a8 no matter what he does. That is why he resigned.

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