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King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4 (E68)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 Nf3 d6 5 g3 O-O 6 Bg2 Nbd7
7 O-O e5 8 e4

Number of games in database: 319
Years covered: 1935 to 2021
Overall record:
   White wins 51.1%
   Black wins 20.4%
   Draws 28.5%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Jan Smejkal  5 games
Yuri L Averbakh  4 games
Vladimir Tukmakov  4 games
Albin Planinc  9 games
Varlam Vepkhvishvili  8 games
Gadir Guseinov  7 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Chekhover vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1949
Petrosian vs Kotov, 1951
G Borisenko vs Geller, 1950
Reshevsky vs Bronstein, 1953
Botvinnik vs Geller, 1952
Smejkal vs A Planinc, 1973
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 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 319  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Jacobo Bolbochan vs Y Dobkin  ½-½371935Warsaw OlympiadE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
2. Szabo vs Z Ballai  1-0391937BudapestE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
3. Lilienthal vs Boleslavsky  ½-½331942Moscow-chE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
4. Ragozin vs Konstantinopolsky 1-0341945Moscow-chE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
5. Euwe vs G Fontein  1-0641946NED-ch prelim IE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
6. Alatortsev vs Kan  1-0381947USSR ChampionshipE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
7. G Kramer vs N Whitaker  1-038194849th US OpenE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
8. Pachman vs Lilienthal 0-1871948Saltsjobaden InterzonalE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
9. Pirc vs Najdorf 1-0461948Saltsjobaden InterzonalE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
10. Sajtar vs H Busek  ½-½411949AUT-CSRE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
11. M Subaric vs Gligoric  0-1821949YUG-ch 4th 1948/49E68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
12. Ed. Lasker vs W Cruz  1-0491949Mar del PlataE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
13. Chekhover vs F Duz-Khotimirsky 1-0481949URS-ch sfE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
14. Sajtar vs G Miliani  1-0481949Venice-PragueE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
15. Levenfish vs Petrosian 0-1381949USSR ChampionshipE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
16. W A Winser vs B H Wood  1-0301950Hastings 1949/50E68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
17. Szabados vs A M Giustolisi  ½-½421950Torneo Nazionale MagistraleE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
18. A Bergqvist vs Eigil Pedersen  0-1311950Dubrovnik OlympiadE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
19. C B van den Berg vs Gligoric  ½-½751950AmsterdamE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
20. G Borisenko vs Geller 1-0431950USSR ChampionshipE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
21. Gruenfeld vs V Nestler  ½-½381951Schlechter memE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
22. S Nedeljkovic vs Pirc  1-0521951YUG-ch 6th+E68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
23. Pomar Salamanca vs Gligoric  0-1421951Bad Pyrmont ZonalE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
24. Unzicker vs Gligoric  ½-½351951Bad Pyrmont ZonalE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
25. Novotelnov vs V Tarasov  1-0491951URS-ch sfE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-07-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shadout Mapes: I've been wondering about this opening after finding myself caught on the black side of this line. What are white's middlegame plans? What about black?
Jul-11-10  rapidcitychess: Pretty much the same. White=Pawn Space
Black=Piece Play

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