Category Archives: King’s Indian Saemish

EY Girls Teams 2013 Rd2-Juhasz,Barbera(HUN)

TWIC 974
Here is a game from the Hungarian Under 18 Girls Champion Barbara Juhasz from the European Youth Team Ch held in Maribor, Slovenia.

Juhasz,Barbara(left) from the Mitropa Cup 2013

Akopova,A (2048) – Juhasz,Ba (2130)
King’s Indian Saemisch 6.Nge2[E81]
EY Girls Teams 2013 MariborSLO (2), 07.07.2013

Position 1
Black has good counterplay in typical King’s Indian style. What do you recommend for black now?

Black to Play

Torokves Open 2013-04 Rd6

I continue to try new lines and today went with the King’s Indian in an attempt to stir up trouble. Unfortunately, my brain would not cooperate as my calculating ability went on a holiday for the game(well it’s been stuck in a slow gear for a few months now).

Here’s the game.

Bogar,F (1854) – Yip,M (1999)
King’s Indian Samisch 6.h4 c5[E81]
Torokves Open (6), 26.04.2013

Position 1
White is behind in development. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play

Josef Varosi Open Rd 1 (March 15-17) 2013

74 players are playing in this typical Budapest weekend open. Entries are limited to FIDE under 2200 players, as this is the maximum rating for 90 minutes per game allowed by FIDE rules. 

The entry fee was 3,000HUF less 10% for the Budapest Discount Card that I bought. My ego took a beating as I saw my rating sank to FIDE 2009. When all the entries were processed, I started as the modest #13 seed.

There were two upsets in round 1(at least 2).

Here’s my rd1 game.

Yip,M (2009) – Pasztor,D (1491) 
King’s Indian Saemish [E87]
Josef Varosi Open (1), 15.03.2013

Position 1
White played the early middlegame very aggressively and quickly obtained two monster passed pawns. However, they are in danger of being blockaded and picked off. What do you suggest for white?

White to Play


Trends in the KID Saemisch 9.Rc1(E84) 2012(TWIC 944)

Schandorf’s repertoire line against the KID Saemish Panno(in Playing 1.d4 The Indian Defences),

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0–0 6.Nge2 a6 7.Be3 Nc6 8.Qd2 Rb8 9.Rc1!? is proving to be an effective line against the …b5 idea.


Here is a recent game in this line from TWIC 944. Black won the game but this was not the fault of the opening.

Nikolov,Mo(2542)-Cabezas Ayala,I(2315)
King’s Indian Saemish Panno 9.Rc1[E84]
XVIII Navalmoral Open ESP(2.8),06.12.2012

Position 1

White to Play

Position 2
Black has an extra pawn but there are opposite color bishops. Assess the position. Does white have realistic drawing chances? What is the plan for black to squeeze the most from the position?
Black to Play

Trends in the KID Saemish 2012(TWIC 944)

Here a recent game from TWIC 944 in the topic King’s Indian Saemish which was the repertoire recommendation of Schandorff in Playing 1.d4 The Indian Defences


Nikolov,Mo(2542) – Lorenzo de la Riva,L(2465)
King’s Indian Saemisch 6…e5[E89]
XVIII Navalmoral Open Navalmoral de la Mata ESP(6.4),08.12.2012

Position 1
White is preparing for a long positional siege. What do you suggest for black?

Black to Play

Position 2
There is no tactical confrontation at the moment. This is time to form a plan for the next stage of the game. Suggest an idea for white
  • 21.Bh6 to soften up the kingside for attack. This is logical as white already has the g-file to work with
  • 21.Kf2 to connect the rook. White can achieve nothing without coordination between all pieces
  • 21.Rc1 to take the c-file. This is a logical idea as Ra1 was doing nothing useful
  • Something else
White to Play
Position 3
White has been trying to break down black’s position for a long time now but after 72…Qh3 black seems to be getting some counterplay. What do you suggest for white?
White to Play