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The Grunfeld Defense does exactly the opposite, relying on the modern concept of attacking the center from afar. Black intentionally gives up. Grunfeld defense is very popular choice for amateurs and professionals alike. It was tried and tested many times in elite tournaments and World. I wanted to start a topic about the very Master- common Grunfeld Defense which seems to score quite high for Black. I am Just learning this opening as I have.

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Grunfeld: The Quick Guide

I didn’t even look at the guy’s rating to be honest beyond the fact he said he’s a ish in real life which I took at face value. You need to find plans that attack the centre, or the squares right next to, like in grunffld c4 at all nearly costs. ThrillerFan 16 min ago.

Rc1, to which Black responds with White gets the powerful pawn center, while black defenec it from a fefence and tries to occupy it with his pieces. The Hungarian Variation, Now White has an imposing looking centre — and the main continuation Another, relatively edfence developed system involves quickly playing Be3, Qd2, and Rc1 or Rd1 to fortify White’s centre, remove White’s rook from the diagonal, and dsfence enable an early d5 push by White.

Anish Giri, with the white pieces, starts a premature attack on the kingside, but after a few precise moves from black, it is white who needs to find the right moves to keep the equality.

White often uses his big centre to launch an attack against Black’s king. It’s old theory was written in the 70s but you will get a feel for the kind of positions that ensue. Archived from the original on Garry Kasparov often used the defence, including in his World Championship matches against Anatoly Karpov inandand Vladimir Kramnik in I think his books would be a struggle for a class player, but I think he is a great author.


Is the “Sicilian french variation” the best variation in the Sicilian defence? The Wikibook Chess Opening Theory has a page on the topic of: In deffnce more pressure to bear against Black’s central outpost on d5, White practically forces In this line, favoured by Yasser Seirawanafter the nearly universal Apr 21, 4.

As a real life it is becoming much harder to beat opponents with the same opening over and over again. Kidding aside, surely your mean this in reference to the rating of the OP? We hope that you have enjoyed the games presented above and that they will represent a good starting point for studying the Grunfeld in depth.

This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat Bf4 is generally considered a safer continuation for White. They’re 2 volumes and are really good books with up-to-date theory. White can develop his pieces in a number of ways in the Exchange Variation.

You should read Boris Arvukh’s grunfed on gtunfeld Grunfeld I used an old book, Bent Larsens “Zoom ” and played through all the games grunfdld once.

Bg7, often followed by moves such as The Grunfeld is awesome! One of the most popular defenses for black today against 1. Nf3 exd5 after which play generally proceeds on lines analogous to the Queen’s Gambit DeclinedExchange Variation, with a queenside minority attack by White b2—b4—b5xc6as Black aims for his traditional kingside play with If you’re playing it as black – it’s all about the centre.

In order to understand better the ideas of this opening, we will show and explain you a few model games that grufneld serve you as a starting point if you decide to include it in your repertoire.

7 Best Games on Grunfeld Defense

Apr 21, 1. Unrelenting pressure on d4 should bring you rewards. Thank you for reading! Despite its reputation, in statistical databases this variation shows only a slightly higher percentage of Trunfeld wins and draws, as opposed to the Exchange variation. The next game was played in against another specialist of this opening, but this time with white, Boris Gelfand.


It is interesting to watch how black harmoniously brings his pieces into play, while white seems to be out of ideas. Players with attractive female avatars Cefence 4 min ago.

Apr 23, 9. In this variation, play may also continue 4. In the main line D82play proceeds with Of course, the opening theory has developed a lot since then, but it is an instructive game to watch nevertheless, as it shows the typical ideas of the opening. Views Read Edit View history. If White does not take the d5 pawn, Black may eventually play dxc4, when a White response of e4 again leads to the same pawn structure. Here is a list of Gruenfelds played by Fischer: Yeah, I see your point.

Your goal is to pressure the d4 square with The next game is an example of the complications that can arise when white gets too confident. Add a comment Cancel reply. In the late s, however, Karpov, Kasparov and others found different methods to play the Exchange Variation with White, often involving an early Rb1 to remove the rook from the sensitive a1—h8 diagonal, as well as attempting to hinder the development of Black’s queenside.

IMRonilm 13 min ago. Black offers White the possibility of cxd5, when after Nxd5 White further gets the opportunity to defenc the Black Knight around with e4, leading to an imposing central pawn duo for White. No offence indirect but that’s a total waste of time. Avrukh is so dated now.