[November 21, 2017] Updated Opening Line by GM Slaviša Brenjo:
King’s Indian Defense, Carlsbad Variation

[Line 128 : 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O Nc6]

Line 128 covers the Carlsbad Variation of the King’s Indian Defense, except for the positions that occur after 7. Nc3 a6 that are covered in our Line 129.

In the main line with 7. Nc3 Rb8 8. h3 a6 9. e4 b5 10. e5 most positions are very complicated, where Black usually gets enough counterplay by countering White’s central advance with a flank attack.

There are two particularly interesting sidelines for Black against 7. Nc3 – 7… Bf5 and 7… e5, in both cases giving him good practical chances.

[Diagram: Black to Move] A crazy tactical position, like the diagrammed one, demands accurate calculation. How should Black continue?

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