Welcome to my King’s Indian Defense – London System (ECO A48) ICC online game with jacknor!

On this page I have posted one my chess games in which I played the Black side of the King’s Indian Defense – London System.

[Event “ICC 60 0”]
[Site “Internet Chess Club”]
[Date “2005.04.12”]
[Round “2”]
[White “jacknor”]
[Black “OnGoldenPawn”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ICCResult “White resigns”]
[WhiteElo “1629”]
[BlackElo “1538”]
[Opening “King’s Indian: London system”]
[ECO “A48”]
[NIC “QP.06”]
[Time “20:01:38”]
[TimeControl “3600+0”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 d6 4. h3 Bg7 5. e3 O-O 6. Nbd2 Nbd7 7. Be2 Re8 8.
c3 e5 9. dxe5 Nxe5 10. O-O c6 11. Nd4 c5 12. N4f3 b6 13. Nc4 Nxf3+ 14. Bxf3
d5 15. Nd6 Re6 16. Nxc8 Rxc8 17. Rb1 Ne4 18. Bg4 f5 19. Bf3 Be5 20. Bh6 g5
21. Bxe4 fxe4 22. Qh5 Rg6 23. h4 Bf6 24. hxg5 Bxg5 25. Bxg5 Qxg5 26. Qxg5
Rxg5 27. Rbd1 Rd8 28. Rd2 Kf7 29. Rfd1 Ke6 30. c4 a6 31. Kf1 Rh5 32. Ke2 Rd6
33. cxd5+ Rhxd5 34. Rxd5 Rxd5 35. Rxd5 Kxd5 36. f3 b5 37. f4 a5 38. g4 a4
39. f5 Ke5 40. Kd2 h6 41. Kc3 Kf6 42. b3 axb3 43. axb3 Ke5 44. Kd2 Kf6 45.
Kc2 b4 46. Kd2 Kg5 47. Ke2 h5 48. gxh5 Kxh5 49. Kf2 Kg5 50. Kg3 Kxf5 51. Kh3
Ke5 52. Kg4 Kd5 53. Kf4 c4 54. bxc4+ Kxc4 55. Kxe4 b3 56. Kf4 b2 57. e4 b1=Q
58. e5 Qe1 59. Kf5 Kd5 {White resigns} 0-1

Online Game
ICC
White: jacknor (1629) Black: Mike Serovey (1538)

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 d6 4. h3 Bg7 5. e3 O-O

 

King's Indian Defense - London System after 5... O-O.

King’s Indian Defense – London System after 5… O-O.

I’m not sure at what point this becomes the London System, but at this point Black is playing for either a King’s Indian Defense or a Pirc.

6. Nbd2 Nbd7 7. Be2 Re8 8. c3 e5

King's Indian Defense - London System after 8... e5.

King’s Indian Defense – London System after 8… e5.

At this point Black is committed to playing the King’s Indian Defense.

9. dxe5 Nxe5 10. O-O c6 11. Nd4 c5 12. N4f3 b6 13. Nc4 Nxf3+ 14. Bxf3 d5 15. Nd6 Re6

King's Indian Defense - London System after 15... Re6.

King’s Indian Defense – London System after 15… Re6.

Here White is slightly better because he has both bishops aimed at Black’s Queenside and an actively placed Knight on d6. White traded the active Knight for a bad Bishop and helped to free Black’s position, but allowing Black to trade a Rook for a Bishop and Knight is worse.

16. Nxc8 Rxc8 17. Rb1 Ne4!

King's Indian Defense - London System after 17... Ne4!

King’s Indian Defense – London System after 17… Ne4!

Here Black threatens to capture on c3 with the Bishop and then recapture on c3 with the Knight and fork the White Queen and Rook, winning the exchange.

18. Bg4 f5 19. Bf3 Be5?

King's Indian Defense - London System after 19... Be5?

King’s Indian Defense – London System after 19… Be5?

Trading a Bishop and Knight for a Rook and two pawns would put Black up one point. I give 19… Be5 a question mark only because Black missed the combination completely.

20. Bh6 g5 21. Bxe4 fxe4 22. Qh5 Rg6

King's Indian Defense - London System after 22... Rg6.

King’s Indian Defense – London System after 22… Rg6.

Black is trying to trap the White Bishop on h6 and White is trying to free it.

23. h4 Bf6 24. hxg5 Bxg5 25. Bxg5 Qxg5

King's Indian Defense - London System after 25... Qxg5.

King’s Indian Defense – London System after 25… Qxg5.

White succeeded in saving his Bishop by trading it. Now Black threatens checkmate so White is pretty much forced to trade here. White can decline the Queen trade and defend mate by playing his Queen to h1, h2 or h3. If White did play the Queen back then Black can follow with Rc7 and Rcg7 with the threat on g2.

26. Qxg5 Rxg5 27. Rbd1 Rd8 28. Rd2 Kf7 29. Rfd1 Ke6

King's Indian Defense - London System after 29... Ke6.

King’s Indian Defense – London System after 29… Ke6.

White has doubled his rooks on the d file so Black has to guard the d pawn. Black wants to double up his rooks on the g file and try to win the g pawn.

 30. c4 a6 31. Kf1 Rh5 32. Ke2 Rd6 33. cxd5+ Rhxd5 34. Rxd5 Rxd5 35. Rxd5 Kxd5

King's Indian Defense - London System after 35... Kxd5.

King’s Indian Defense – London System after 35… Kxd5.

I think that this position makes for an interesting endgame study. Black has two isolated pawns that White can try to attack, but Black has his King better placed and his Queenside pawns are more advanced than White’s. Black is slightly better here.

36. f3 b5 37. f4 a5 38. g4 a4 39. f5 Ke5

King's Indian Defense - London System after 39... Ke5.

King’s Indian Defense – London System after 39… Ke5.

Now Black has the position that he wanted. Black has the Queenside pawn majority and his centralized King can check White’s advance of the Kingside pawns.

40. Kd2 h6 41. Kc3 Kf6 42. b3 axb3 43. axb3 Ke5 44. Kd2 Kf6 45. Kc2 b4 46. Kd2 Kg5 47. Ke2 h5!

King's Indian Defense - London System after 47... h5!

King’s Indian Defense – London System after 47… h5!

Black realizes that he has the opposition here and will Queen first in the pawn race.

48. gxh5 Kxh5 49. Kf2 Kg5 50. Kg3 Kxf5 51. Kh3 Ke5 52. Kg4 Kd5 53. Kf4 c4!!

King's Indian Defense - London System after 53... c4!!

King’s Indian Defense – London System after 53… c4!!

White cannot stop Black from Queening first and thus winning the game.

54. bxc4+ Kxc4 55. Kxe4 b3 56. Kf4 b2 57. e4 b1=Q 58. e5 Qe1 59. Kf5 Kd5  0-1

King's Indian Defense - London System after 59... Kd5 (Final position).

King’s Indian Defense – London System after 59… Kd5 (Final position).

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