Welcome to my King’s Indian Defense –  fianchetto without c4. (ECO A49) ICC online game with Lazaro7!

On this page I have posted one my chess games in which I played the Black side of the King’s Indian Defense -fianchetto without c4.

[Event “ICC 2 12”]
[Site “Internet Chess Club”]
[Date “2005.07.05”]
[Round “-“]
[White “Lazaro7”]
[Black “OnGoldenPawn”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ICCResult “White resigns”]
[WhiteElo “1491”]
[BlackElo “1394”]
[Opening “King’s Indian: fianchetto without c4”]
[ECO “A49”]
[NIC “QP.06”]
[Time “19:46:42”]
[TimeControl “120+12”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. O-O c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Be3 Na6 8.
Qd2 Qc7 9. b4 Ne4 10. Qd3 Bxa1 11. Qxe4 d6 12. Bh6 Bg7 13. Bxg7 Kxg7 14.
Qd4+ f6 15. b5 Nxc5 16. Qb2 Be6 17. Ng5 Bg8 18. e4 e5 19. Nh3 Na4 20. Qa3
Qxc2 21. Rc1 Qxa2 22. Qxd6 Rfd8 23. Qe7+ Qf7 24. Qxb7 Qxb7 25. Na3 Nb6
{White resigns} 0-1

Online Game
ICC
White: Lazaro7 (1491) Black: Mike Serovey (1394)

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. O-O c5

King's Indian Defense after 5... c5.

King’s Indian Defense after 5… c5.

Here Black is hoping that White will play 6. d5 allowing Black to transpose into a Benko Gambit or some other kind of Benoni Defense.

6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Be3 Na6 8. Qd2 Qc7

King's Indian Defense after 8... Qc7.

King’s Indian Defense after 8… Qc7.

Black declines trading queens and keeps pressure on the White pawn at c5.

9. b4? Ne4!

King's Indian Defense after 9... Ne4!

King’s Indian Defense after 9… Ne4!

White’s last move was an attempt to hang onto the extra pawn, but it ends up costing White the exchange. White’s Queen and Queen’s Rook are both en prise (subject to attack) and thus White loses the Rook for a Knight.

 10. Qd3 Bxa1 11. Qxe4 d6

King's Indian Defense after 11... d6.

King’s Indian Defense after 11… d6.

Black is now trying to open up the Queenside to take advantage of his extra material and to bring his Knight off the edge of the board.

12. Bh6 Bg7 13. Bxg7 Kxg7

King's Indian Defense after 13... Kxg7.

King’s Indian Defense after 13… Kxg7.

White has traded his “bad” Bishop for Black’s “strong” Bishop. The dark squares around the Black King are now weak. Even so, White cannot take advantage of that weakness anytime soon.

14. Qd4+ f6 15. b5? Nxc5

King's Indian Defense after 15... Nxc5

King’s Indian Defense after 15… Nxc5

Black is now up a Rook versus a Knight. Black still needs to develop his Bishop and get his rooks into the game. White still needs to get his Queen’s Knight and King’s Rook into the game. White’s pawn on b5 is now a bit of a target.

16. Qb2 Be6 17. Ng5 Bg8

King's Indian Defense after 17... Bg8.

King’s Indian Defense after 17… Bg8.

The Black Bishop controls the light squares from c4 to g8 and attacks White’s pawn on a2 as well as guards his own pawn on h7. Black has now developed his Bishop and connected his rooks. White still needs to get the Queen Knight into the game.

18. e4 e5 19. Nh3 Na4!

King's Indian Defense after 19... Na4!

King’s Indian Defense after 19… Na4!

Black has broken the pin on his f6 pawn and blocked the diagonal the the White Queen and Black King are on. White’s knights are both out of play on the edges of the board and his Queen is under attack (en prise). White cannot defend the pawn on c2 and thus Black gains more material.

20. Qa3 Qxc2 21. Rc1 Qxa2

King's Indian Defense after 21... Qxa2.

King’s Indian Defense after 21… Qxa2.

Now the Bishop aimed at a2 comes into play. Black is up a Rook and 2 pawns for a Knight.

22. Qxd6 Rfd8 23. Qe7+ Qf7

King's Indian Defense after 23... Qf7.

King’s Indian Defense after 23… Qf7.

Black wants to trade queens here and then trade down into a won endgame. White obliges.

24. Qxb7?? Qxb7 25. Na3 Nb6 0-1

King's Indian Defense after 25... Nb6 (Final position).

King’s Indian Defense after 25… Nb6 (Final position).

White blundered away too much material. This game is a perfect example of how NOT to play against the King’s Indian Defense!

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