GM Vladimir Kramnik: The King's Indian Slayer - Series 2

King's Indian Defense: Bayonet variation 9. b4

14/09/2021 –    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

The Series 1 of the Bayonet Attack (chess blog No. 29/dated: 09/09/2021), we discussed black variations 10…Nf4 and 11…Nf6. Today, we will check how to defend against black variations 9…a5 (GM Kasparov’s move) and 9…c6. Let’s check below games…

CHESS BLOG No. 30 : Date: 14th September 2021

GM Vladimir Kramnik played GM Kasparov again. This game is different variation when GM Kasparov used the 9...a5 line versus the Bayonet Attack. White's style of play here is strategical. Also, white is successful in denying black's aggressive stance.

The Bayonet Attack vs. 9...a5 line

First Game -check diagram above (GAME VIEWER 1)

The Bayonet Attack vs black's 9...c6 line

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

GM Victor Bologan's attacking style did not materialize due to GM Loek van Wely's superb understanding of Bayonet Attack. In this game, it shown how to control the center and how to dissect diagonals that is possible for bishops to inject attack.

I hope you enjoy this lessons.. surely more lessons to come about this super interesting variation: The Bayonet Attack: 9. b4.

GAME VIEWER 1

GAME VIEWER 2

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