King’s Indian Attack Themed Blitz – 13th June

First, congratulations to Paul Bielby, who despite his reservations, won all his games as white to win last week’s Wayward Queen themed blitz. Will he still be telling all his juniors what a bad move 2. Qh5 is? Full details here.

The next theme is the King’s Indian Attack for Thursday 13th June. Play will begin with Black to move after the moves 1. e4 e6 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. Ngf3 Nc6 5. g3 g6 6. Bg2 Bg7 7. 0-0.

As usual some links to instructive Youtube videos for your preparation. GM Damian Lemos for iChess has made three videos. Here they are – one, two and three. He doesn’t cover the exact move order I give which is a sort of French / Dragon cross but should give the main ideas of the opening for White.

Hint for players coming from Sunderland: The bus timetable changed a couple of weeks ago. The bus which used to leave Park Lane at 18:29 now leaves at 18:25 and presumably leaves other stops about 4 minutes earlier than previously.