First Steps: The King’s Indian Defence

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Andrew Martin guides you through the King''s Indian Defence.
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The King’s Indian Defence is one of the great classical counter-attacking openings. The most aggressive world champions (including Mikhail Tal, Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov) have all scored brilliant knockout victories with this opening.

In this book the highly experienced coach international master Andrew Martin explains the basic ideas behind all the different variations that occur after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6. The focus on strategic elements such as pawn structures, attacking plans and typical piece manouevres allows the reader to quickly gain an excellent feel for this complex opening.

First Steps is an opening series that is ideal for improving players who want simple and straightforward explanations. First Steps emphasizes:

  • the basic principles
  • the basic strategies
  • the key tricks and traps

First Steps books are based around carefully selected instructive games which demonstrate exactly what both sides are trying to achieve. There is enough theory to enable the improving player to get to grips with the opening without feeling overwhelmed. If you want to take up a new opening, First Steps is the ideal place to start.


Andrew Martin is a FIDE Senior Trainer and International Master. He is the current Head of the
newly-formed ECF Academy, which provides elite training for strong, young players. He teaches in
twelve schools, is an experienced chess writer and has produced numerous chess DVDs

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Edition : Paperback
Publication date : July 9, 2019
Number of pages : 336
Publisher : Everyman
Weight : 564 gram
ISBN : 9781781944288