Publisher: Chess Stars & ChessBase, 2009 Edition: Miscellaneous Items: 2 Pages: 356 Video running time: 5 hours 10 min. Language: English
The King’s Indian Defence is probably the most romantic response to 1.d4. It has survived the test of time and has been played at the highest level even to the present day.
Black gives his opponent complete freedom of choice in how to control the center and just develops quietly within his King’s Indian household, relying on his powerful fianchettoed bishop.
Book: Preface by Victor Bologan:
"This book is dedicated to a remarkable man, my “life-long” coach Zigurds Lanka, who uncovered for me the mysteries of the King’s Indian Defence!(..)
"The King’s Indian Defence is a living entity and is in a state of constant development. The evaluations of its various lines change constantly and sometimes quite dramatically at that. (..)
"The book is written for chess players of all levels, since the principles of the King’s Indian Defence are equally applicable to the amateurs as well as to the super-grandmasters."
DVD: Viktor Bologan (Elo 2690) presents a complete King’s Indian repertoire for Black. In 21 chapters the Grandmaster deals with all possible white reactions, showing the subtleties in main and side variations.
The DVD is suitable for both the beginning and the advanced King’s Indian adherent. Bologan’s explanations are based on his own experience and analyses.
Yet the top player knows only too well to who he owes his successes:
Grandmaster Zigurds Lanka, who once taught young Viktor the King’s Indian and thus helped him to become a Grandmaster - since according to Bologan, the necessary norms were achieved... of course with the King’s Indian!.
Viktor Bologan is a pupil of the top Moldavan trainer Vecheslav Chebanenko. For many years Bologan has been the number 1 in Moldava and has represented his country in eight chess Olympiads.
His greatest successes were in 2003, when he first of all won the Aeroflot Open and then the famous Dortmund Tournament, ahead of Kramnik and Anand.