36 ( +1 | -1 ) Playing against 1.c4I like to play 1...Nf6 against 1.c4, as play often transposes into a Kings Indian Defence or a Grunfeld, both of which I'm comfortable with. However if white sticks to an independant english with moves like 2. Nc3 and 3.g3 is it still good for black to set up a Kings Indian Defence type formation, or is this bad?
46 ( +1 | -1 ) DutchNice way to answer the question... I don't think it's bad, as the 'Anglo-Indian' systems are nice to play for the reasons you said, eg oppurtunity to transpose into familiar territory. White is just holding back d4, sometimes it is played later, sometimes it is omitted in favour of d3. The games would usually be quieter as white often plays solidly but not aggressively. You should have no problems fianchettoing, castling, and obtaining a good set up with pawns on d6,e5 against any 2.Nc3 and 3.g3 lines.
42 ( +1 | -1 ) As far as I knowKID system is ok vs 1.c4
When playing against KID system I prefer "Botvinnik setup", c4-g3-Bg2-Nc3-e4-Nge2, usually followed by d3 etc (sometimes d4 can be played later). Transposing to KID may be more promising theoretically, but in practise many KID players seem to believe they can simply play "like in KID" - push f5 and go for the king. Not so! In most cases exf5 is a good reply, forcing Black to make a concession whether he plays Bxf5 or gxf5.