The Modernized King’s Indian – Mar del Plata

Mejora tus habilidades con nuestra selección de libros de ajedrez.

¡Explora nuestra colección y lleva tu juego al siguiente nivel!

The Modernized King’s Indian – Mar del Plata


Hay existencias (puede reservarse)

 The Modernized King’s Indian /Mar del Plata 

“The Mar Del Plata is probably the single most comprehensive variation of the King’s Indian in terms of the volume of possibilities and strategic richness. Even aside from players who wish to incorporate the King’s Indian into their repertoire, I believe that study of these positions is essential for all chess players, as the attacking and defensive ideas on display are such a fundamental and universal part of playing chess. Learning how to evaluate and compare the strength of each side’s attacking potential is a paramount skill which can be applied all throughout your chess career.” ~ Milos Pavlovic

 – ISBN 9789464201406

– 243 pages.

Hay existencias (puede reservarse)

SKU: 9789464201406 Categorías: , , Etiquetas: ,


The Modernized King’s Indian – Mar del Plata  The King’s Indian Defense, and the Mar del

Plata variation in particular, has played a huge role throughout my entire chess career. I started

doing extensive analysis of the ensuing rich positions  from a very young age. I believe what lured me

to it was that it is an outlier among well-established  openings in the sense that it gives Black a

chance to attack right from an early stage of the game. This  rather romantic approach to chess made

a deep impression and stayed with me for a long time. The  history of the line is well known – many

big King’s Indian experts used to play it frequently.


It was Gligoric who managed to devise the perfect setup for simultaneous attack and defense, which

completely revolutionized the King’s Indian as a whole, not only the Mar del Plata variation. Thanks

to that and also to significant theoretical contributions by other legends of the game such as

Bronstein and Boleslavsky, and later on Stein, Fischer and Kasparov, the King’s Indian was

established as one of the key battlegrounds of opening theory right to this day. I consider the King’s

Indian to be one of the last remaining areas of classical chess where engines are not omnipotent over


The Modernized King’s Indian – Mar del Plata 


The usual pattern is that engines will always strongly favor White from the beginning of the game,

but the entire point of the King’s Indian is to understand the deep nuances in closed positions. The

positions are so rich with hidden dynamics, yet complex enough that the lines are never too forcing.

The wealth of possibilities for both sides means that a strong understanding of chess is far more

important than knowing how an engine evaluates the position. When the game finally opens up and

the tactical fireworks erupt, it is essential that your pieces are correctly positioned for it. This

intuition only comes after much study and experience.



Sample Pages



No hay valoraciones aún.

Sé el primero en valorar “The Modernized King’s Indian – Mar del Plata”

Tu dirección de correo electrónico no será publicada. Los campos obligatorios están marcados con *

Este sitio usa Akismet para reducir el spam. Aprende cómo se procesan los datos de tus comentarios.

Ir a Arriba