The Bayonet Attack

Grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik is super theoretical when playing against the King’s Indian Defense.  His style has magic and unpredictability makes him dangerous to play with.

The Bayonet Attack is one of several Anti King’s Indian system that creates a strategy where the bishop at g7 becomes inactive or creates a strategy not allowing black to control  the tempo in the middle game.

CHESS BLOG No. 5 / Date: 16th July 2021

King’s Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation  (E97)  Chess Opening Classification

GM Vladimir Kramnik vs. GM Alexander Grischuk

(Event: 2012 Tal Memorial- Moscow, Russia – Round 2)

1: Nf3    Nf6   
2: c4      g6
3: Nc3     Bg7
4: e4       d6
5: d4      0-0

6.  Be2   e5     
7.  0-0    Nc6        

8.   d5    Ne7     

9.   b4     Nh5   (White is using the Bayonet Attack)
10. g3     f5      (Other move for white is 10. Re1)      

11. Ng5   Nf6   
12. Bf3    c6   (bishop at f3 controls diagonal)
13. Bg2   h6
14. Ne6  Be6  (pawn at e6 creates  a stress for black)

15. de6   Nxe4 

16: Nxe4   fxe4
17: b5        Rf6

18: Bxe4  Rxe6  
19: Qa4    d5   (critical position here)
20: Rd1    Kh7
21: cxd5  cxd5     
22: Qb3   Rb6
23: a4      a6
24:    (White to move, Analyze the position)

FMJesse
Author: FMJesse

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