GM Vladimir Kramnik: The King's Indian Slayer - Series 1

King's Indian Defense: Bayonet variation 9. b4

09/09/2021 –    The Bayonet Attack is one of several Anti-King’s Indian systems main goal is to tame the dangerous bishop at g7. The bishop at g7 many times chessplayers call it  “The Dragon Bishop”. Other strategy is to control the center then executes attack at black’s queenside in a methodical manner.

Above are King's Indian Defense variations vs. Bayonet Attack

GM Vladimir Kramnik has contributed heaps of theoretical novelties using the Bayonet Attack. Even the great King’s Indian protagonist GM Kasparov is a victim of this super interesting “Bayonet Attack”. Let’s check the game of GM Karpov vs. GM Kasparov using the Samisch line for white and compare it with the game of GM Kramnik vs Kasparov using the Bayonet Attack for white.  Enjoy… bon appetit…

CHESS BLOG No. 29 : Date: 9th September 2021

The Samisch Variation vs. King's Indian Defense

GM Anatoly Karpov is a solid, methodical and positional player. He used the Samisch line 5. f3 versus GM Kasparov's lethal King's Indian Defense. In this game, GM Kasparov played like the late World Champ GM Robert "Bobby" Fischer.

First Game -check diagram above (GAME VIEWER 1)

The Bayonet Attack vs black's 10...Nf4

2nd Game -check diagram above (GAME VIEWER 2)

GM Kasparov employed all his energy using 10...Nf4 but to no avail, GM Kramnik's finesse moves "like ballet dancer" so.... smooth....super killer!!

The Bayonet Attack vs black's 11...Nf6

3rd Game -check diagram above (GAME VIEWER 3)

GM Grischuk's 11...Nf6 is another way to meet the Bayonet Attack. But GM Kramnik's superb home preparation had all the answers.

Our thanks to GM Vladimir Kramnik on his contribution about the "Amazing: 9. Bayonet Attack".

GAME VIEWER 1

GAME VIEWER 2

GAME VIEWER 3

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