King’s Indian Warfare is a practical guide to the most dynamic and ambitious defence against 1.d4. Learn to play the King’s Indian like a world-class attacker from a life-long expert. Inside Smirin annotates his best games in the King’s Indian, explaining his successes, including his mini-match of four games over a decade against former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik, which Smirin won 2½–1½. From sacrificial feasts to positional masterclasses, this book has it all.
Grandmaster Ilya Smirin is a three-time Israeli Champion, with a peak rating over 2700 and probably the most creative grandmaster of his generation.
ISBN 978-1-78483-025-0 - 352 pages - Published 5 October 2016
"Kings Indian Warfare by Ilya Smirin is an inspirational read, the author is a life-long advocate of this challenging opening. He doesn’t get bogged down in theoretical niceties, but shows his passion and instinctive striving for the initiative in this very entertaining read."
GM Michael Adams, Daily Telegraph
"Any player looking to take up the King's Indian should have this book thrust into his hands before he learns a single line of theory! I have been frankly awed at the number of fantastic games that Smirin has played and haven't stopped oohing and aahing as I've played through them. Smirin's comments are also a perfect balance of analysis and general advice.
My favourite book of the year 2016!
GM Matthew Sadler, New in Chess
"This book is an excellent purchase regardless of whether or not the King's Indian Defence is in your repertoire with either colour. As well as producing an excellent guide to a popular opening, Smirin has provided the prospective reader with a high-level primer in how to generate unbalanced positions and how to play dynamic chess."
Paul Hopwood, CHESS magazine