Friday, December 29, 2017

Kings Indian Defence Roys 6...c5

This King's Indian Defence features the 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 c5 variation. White gets a slight advantage but Black has reasonable chances in complications. The fact is that the KID is a full opening that keeps most of the pieces on the board for a long time. Players have flexibility in tactics and strategy. Harvey Roys and I played four correspondence games, each scoring one win as Black. My win came 40 years ago. His came later.

[My Main Line 1...c5 Playbook is available in Kindle and paperback. This covers the Sicilian Defence Najdorf and the King's Indian Defence both for Black.]

Sawyer (1969) - Roys (2259), corr APCT EMN-A-1, 23.02.1996 begins 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 c5 7.0-0 Nbd7 8.d5 Nb6!? 9.h3 [I was very fortunate in 9.Nd2 Bg4? 10.Bxg4 1-0 Sawyer - Johnson,Russ corr APCT 1981] 9...Bd7 10.a4 a5 11.Nd2 [11.Bf4+/-] 11...e6 12.Qc2 exd5 13.exd5 [More dynamic is 13.cxd5+/=] 13...Bf5 14.Bd3 Bxd3 15.Qxd3 Re8 16.b3 [16.Nf3+/=] 16...Nh5 17.Nf3 Qf6 18.Bd2 Nf4 19.Bxf4 Qxf4 [19...Qxc3 20.Qxc3 Bxc3 21.Rac1+/-] 20.Rae1 Nd7 21.Nb5 Ne5 22.Nxe5 Rxe5 23.g3 Qf6 24.f4!? [24.Rxe5 Qxe5 25.Qd2 Qe7 26.Re1+/=] 24...Re7 25.Qd2 Rd8 [25...Rae8!=] 26.Qxa5!? [Risky. White should play 26.Rxe7! Qxe7 27.Re1+/-] 26...Rde8 27.Qd2 h5 28.h4 Kh7 29.Kg2 Rxe1 30.Rxe1 Rxe1 31.Qxe1 Qb2+ 32.Kh3 [White could try 32.Qf2 Qxb3 33.Nxd6 Qxa4 34.f5+/=] 32...Qxb3 33.Nxd6 Qxa4 34.Nxf7 Qxc4
35.Ng5+ Kh6 36.Nf7+ Kh7 1/2-1/2

Sets: Chess Games 1.e4 Series and Chess Games 1.d4 Series
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