What you'll learn:

  • A complete repertoire as black against d4

  • Theory for all major King's Indian Variations: Classical, Samisch, 4 Pawns Attack, Averbakh, and Fianchetto

  • Bonus module covering how to respond to 1.e4 (Pirc Defense)

  • Bonus module with a system to play against the London

  • 13.5 hours of video content

  • Over 70 video lessons

  • 12 exercise videos to test your knowledge

  • 4.5 hours of live games where Nelson plays the King's Indian and talks through the thought process

  • Downloadable PGN files of all theory covered for easy reference

  • And much more!

Course Details

    1. Why the King's Indian?

    2. Who should play the King's Indian?

    3. How to best use this course

    4. Basic concepts and ideas

    5. What about 1. e4?

    6. Intro to the theory

    7. How to import the downloadable PGN's into lichess studies

    1. Basic Ideas and Plans

    2. Why do we play 6...Na6 first?

    3. 8. Be3 Theory

    4. 8. Re1 Theory

    5. 8. d5 Theory

    6. The Tricky 6.h3

    7. Summary and Review

    8. Classical - Main Line - PGN Theory Download

    9. Classical - Main Line - Example Games Download

    1. Basic Ideas and Plans

    2. The c6, a6, and b5 plan

    3. The Nfd7 plan

    4. The 0-0, e5, Nh5 plan

    5. Summary and Review

    6. Samisch - PGN Theory Download

    7. Samisch - Example Games Download

    1. Basic Ideas and Plans

    2. 7. e5 Theory

    3. 7. Be2 Theory

    4. 7. Bd3 Theory

    5. Summary and Review

    6. 4 Pawns Attack: PGN Theory Download

    7. 4 Pawns Attack - Example Games Download

    1. Basic Ideas and Plans

    2. 7. Qd2 Theory

    3. 7. h4 Theory

    4. 7. f4 Theory

    5. 6. Be3 Theory

    6. Summary and Review

    7. Averbakh PGN Theory Download

    8. Averbakh Example Games Download

    1. Basic Ideas and Plans

    2. Early Sidelines

    3. 8. Re1 and 8. h3 Theory

    4. 8. Nh4 and 8. Ne1 Theory

    5. 8. b3 Theory

    6. 8. d5 Theory

    7. Summary and Review

    8. Fianchetto PGN Theory Download

    9. Fianchetto Example Games Download

About this course

  • 86 lessons
  • 13.5 hours of video content

Student Reviews

Jim Hollon

5 star rating

“Very good intro, covering variations. Well organized. Thanks!”

“Very good intro, covering variations. Well organized. Thanks!”

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Raphael Pieper

5 star rating

“Right now I'm about at level 700 and that's before any kings Indian so it will be great to start seeing growth once I start integrating ki”

“Right now I'm about at level 700 and that's before any kings Indian so it will be great to start seeing growth once I start integrating ki”

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The Ultimate King's Indian Defense Course