I picked up the King’s Indian defense about 18 months ago.
It’s the kind of hypertheoretical stuff I’ve avoided for three decades, so imagine my suprise when I started scoring left and right (I thought).
Made for each other, the KID and I (I thought).
Won 4 of my first five attempts and, despite a couple of subsequent mishaps, just kept rolling along since then (I thought).
My rating is now at an all-time high of 2173, and clearly my new defense is playing a key role (I thought).
Hm. For kicks, feed just my KID results into the USCF performance estimator – lo and behold – 2130.
Wait. That can’t be right. (But it is.)
Maybe my results against 1.d4 were even worse before. (But I’ll never take the time to check.)