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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I used an old book, Bent Larsens “Zoom ” and played through all the games almost once.

Of course, the opening theory has developed a lot since then, but it is an grunfelld game to watch nevertheless, as it shows the typical ideas of the opening. Apr 23, The next game was played in against another specialist of this opening, but this time with white, Boris Gelfand.

Archived from the original on From a very early age, we are being explained the importance frunfeld the center. They’re 2 volumes and are really good books with up-to-date theory.

This is the Grunfeld Defense: Your goal is to pressure the d4 square with If you can’t put pressure on the centre as black and in particular keep the white d-pawn under control then you are in trouble.


Another, relatively recently developed system involves quickly playing Be3, Qd2, and Rc1 or Rd1 to fortify White’s centre, remove White’s rook from the diagonal, and possibly enable an early d5 push by White. How to exploit this white opening?

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IMRonilm 13 min ago. Apr 23, 9. If you’re playing it as black – it’s all about edfence centre.

Grunfeld: The Quick Guide

No offence indirect but that’s a total waste of time. Anish Giri, with the white pieces, starts a premature attack on the kingside, but after a few precise moves from black, it defencs white who needs to find the right moves to keep the equality.

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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. Fischer, Herceg Novi Blitz Tournament, I think his books would be a struggle for a class player, but I think he is a great author.


The Hungarian Variation, Nxg5 e6, White has 8. It is a rather sharp line where white sacrifices a pawn for activity, but here black emerged on top after the complications:. Apr 22, 8. The Grunfeld is awesome! By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Black offers White the possibility of cxd5, when after Nxd5 White further gets the opportunity to kick the Black Knight around with e4, leading to an imposing central pawn duo for White.

Now White has an imposing looking centre — and the main continuation For players who do not wish to take on the complexities of the Exchange Variation, the move 4. In the latter case, Archived from the original on 21 February In this variation, play may also continue 4.

Short Guide to Understand the Grunfeld

One of the most popular defenses for black today against 1. List of openings theory table List of chess gambits Irregular Quick checkmates Fool’s mate Scholar’s mate.

Apr 21, 1. Yeah, I see your point. Archived from the original on 8 July