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King's Indian Quiz

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Q1

Thipsay P. - Beaumont C.
GbChamp, 1998










Black finds himself terribly constricted by White's far advanced pawn. How did Praveen Thipsay finish Chris Beaumont off?
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Q2

Bronstein - Lutikov
USSR CH , 1959










The opening moves were 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 e4 d6 5 f3 0-0 6 Be3 b6 7 Bd3! c5? Until this game Black's opening line was considered respectable. How did Bronstein refute 7...c5?
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Q3

THEORETICAL TRAP










A position from the Main Line of the Gligoric System. White's last move was the plausible 13 Bxc4??, yet this leads to catastrophe. Why?
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Q4

Ilincic - Makarov
Arandelovac, 1993










White's position isn't very inspiring. In particular, his King is very draughty. How did Black take advantage of this?
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Q5

Brinck Claussen - Littlewood JE
Varna Ol, 1962










It won't be long before White is crawling all over Black's Kingside......or will it? What can Black do about these pesky White Knights?
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Q6

Letelier - Bolbochan
Mar Del Plata, 1959










The position is balanced, with White having just played b2-b4. Bolbochan now produced the howler 1...axb4??? What happened next?
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Q7

Bareev - Kasparov
Tilburg, 1991










We are deep in the King's Indian Endgame with Garry Kasparov at our side. White's active Rook and passed pawn could still cause problems. What is Black's most accurate way to continue?
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Q8

Kramer - Najdorf
New York, 1949










An unusual position where for once,Black has more presence in the centre. On top of this White's Queen is offside and the White King looks rather lonely. How did Black weave all these features together to his advantage.
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Q9

Garcia Palermo - Reeh
Bundesliga, 1989










Black's position is cramped. His Queen on b8 and the Knight on c7 depend exclusively on the advance ..b6-b5 to drag themselves back into the game. White to move should act NOW before Black gets going. What did he do?
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Q10

Miles - Anand
Rome, 1990










Miles-Anand Rome 1990 commenced 1 d4 d6 2 e4 g6 3 c4 Bg7 4 Nc3 Nf6 5 Nf3 0-0 6 Be2 e5 7 0-0 Na6 8 Be3 Qe8 9 h3 exd4 10 Bxd4 reaching the Diagrammed position. Nothing special so far. Here Anand played 10...Nxe4 Is this good or bad and why?
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