Drawing with the KID | The Chicken Drawmeister Club

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 long sequences of only moves, so in a way the KID is the big equalizer, the Colt .45 of closed games. The amount of precision required from both sides in the mainline is quite similar to the Marshall Attack in the Ruy Lopez. Over the years fashion has shifted away from the KID to the Grünfeld and the QGD, where equality is apparently easier to achieve and black has more viable subsystems to chose from.

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!