We have the pleasure to announce that GM Davorin Kuljasevic has released a new opening database - The Modern Makagonov - Complete Repertoire against King's Indian Defence.
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The starting position of the current database arises after the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.h3 0-0 6.Be3.
The modern way of fighting King's Indian Defense involves a little move h2-h3. Its idea is not just to protect g4-square from ...Ng4 and ...Bg4 sorties, but also to prepare ambitious g2-g4 expansion. This can be a very effective prophylactic measure against Black's typical kingside play, as well as a springboard to White's kingside attack(!) - as discovered by the Soviet Grandmaster Vladimir Makogonov, after whom this whole system was named.
White has traditionally used a combination of Ng1-f3 and h2-h3 on moves 5 and 6 to achieve this setup, which was investigated by Grandmaster Mihail Marin in another Modern chess database.
The opening repertoire that GM Kuljasevic presents in this database is based on a clever move order with Bc1-e3 and h2-h3 instead, which allows White to improve on several important aspects of the move order with Nf3, while still achieving the same strategic goals. By keeping the knight on g1, we keep flexibility on the kingside which is important in many lines.