Publisher: Everyman Chess
Author: Joe Gallagher
Year of Publication: 2007
Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)
Book DescriptionThe King's Indian has always been one of the sharpest, most complex and popular openings that Black can play; it still provides the setting for many encounters at the elite level of Grandmaster chess. Straight from the start, Black fights for the initiative and in many variations, while White pursues material gains, it is Black who has the psychological advantage of trying checkmate the opponent's king.
Despite its many advantages, some prospective King's Indian players are put off by the seemingly endless amount of theory one is supposed to learn. In Play the King's Indian, however, Grandmaster and life-long King's Indian devotee Joe Gallagher has produced a comprehensive and yet workable black repertoire against all of White's most dangerous possibilities.
* Written by a renowned King's Indian expert
* Includes up-to-date theory on a fascinating opening
* Covers all of white replies
2001 British Championship winner Joe Gallagher is an English Grandmaster who has been living in Switzerland for a number of years and is a regular member of the Swiss national team. He has many books to his name has a deserved reputation as a first class writer. His previous works include The Magic of Mikhail Tal and Starting Out: The King's Indian.