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The King's Indian Defense (ECO code: E60 to ECO code: E99) is an opening characterized by the following moves, irrespective of order: d4 and c4 by White and ... g6, ... Nf6, and ... Bg7 by Black. The move ... e6 is also typical in the early stages and may precede any of those moves. The opening is hypermodern in the sense that Black contests the center with pieces rather than pawns, and the g7 fianchetto Template:B attacks along the long diagonal to contest White's central pawns.

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8 a8 rd b8 nd c8 bd d8 qd e8 kd f8 g8 h8 rd 8
7 a7 pd b7 pd c7 pd d7 pd e7 pd f7 pd g7 bd h7 pd 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 nd g6 pd h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 pl d4 pl e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 nl d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 pl b2 pl c2 d2 e2 pl f2 pl g2 pl h2 pl 2
1 a1 rl b1 c1 bl d1 ql e1 kl f1 bl g1 nl h1 rl 1
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