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[usually with adjective] A defense in which Black responds to White's advance of the queen's pawn by moving the king's knight to the f6 square, usually following with a fianchetto.
- ‘A King's Indian defence turned into another nightmare for the Russian.’
- ‘He began with the King's Indian defence variation which seemed to catch his opponent off guard.’
- ‘The sequence could well have trickled into the fourth board but the Ukrainian was lucky to win a drawish game, which arose from the Queen's Indian defence, against his tentative opponent.’
- ‘He never equalized in the King's Indian defence, and his opponent picked up two black pawns in going to an opposite colored bishops ending.’
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