Drawing with the KID

The KID is very attractive, because in the mainlines both sides are simply all-in. Sophisticated decision making and good technique doesn’t matter anymore, it is all about finding only moves, so in a way the KID is the big equalizer, the Colt .45 of closed games. The reason why the Grünfeld is currently more popular is that black has more viable sublines to chose from in order to play for a win.

Here is an old game of mine that to my surprise even survived the engine-test. Back then my knowledge on the KID mainly came from John Nunn’s books, therefore the finish has a worthy predecessor.


Play it safe!