A Classic King's Indian Win by a Leading Specialist by FM Dennis Monokroussos
Ilya Smirin is a great player whose rating has surpassed 2700, and he's also a leading expert on the King's Indian. (How much so? Vladimir Kramnik helped chase Garry Kasparov away from his beloved King’s Indian, and Smirin has a plus score with the King's Indian against Kramnik!) The game we'll see here, against Viktor Gavrikov, is by Smirin's own account one of the two King’s Indian games he's most proud of, so it is well worth our time to get acquainted with this instructive and attractive gem.