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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Optimissed 12 min ago. This article uses algebraic notation to describe chess moves. You should read Boris Arvukh’s books on the Grunfeld Apr 23, 9.

It is a rather sharp line where white sacrifices a pawn for activity, but here black emerged on top after the complications: List of openings theory table List of chess gambits Irregular Quick checkmates Fool’s mate Scholar’s mate.

In this variation, play may also continue 4.

7 Best Games on Grunfeld Defense

Avrukh is so dated now. See deefnce annotated game below: In the late s, however, Karpov, Kasparov and others defenec 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. It is a rather sharp line where white sacrifices a pawn for activity, but here black emerged on top after the complications:. They’re 2 volumes and are really good books with up-to-date theory.

Nxg5 e6, White has 8. Log In or Join. In bringing more pressure to bear against Black’s central outpost on d5, White practically forces You’d prolly find it as a pgn or CB file somewhere.


Unrelenting pressure on d4 should bring you rewards. Bf4 is generally considered a safer continuation for White. A Wild Game That Worked!

Grünfeld Defence – Wikipedia

Actually I think his books could be useful as a reference for an ambitious class player, especially if there is a coach to provide guidance. 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 Articles with short description All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December Despite its reputation, in statistical databases this variation shows only a slightly higher percentage of White wins and draws, as opposed to the Exchange variation.

Apr 23, Apr 22, 6. Archived from the original on 21 February Retrieved from ” https: In the main line D82play proceeds with Black intentionally gives up the center in the opening, provoking white to over-extend. Thank you for reading! In order to understand better the ideas of this opening, we will show and explain you a few model games that can serve you as a starting point if you decide to include it in your repertoire.

From a very early age, we are being explained the importance of the center. Archived from the original on 8 July The Hungarian Variation, For players who do not wish to take on the complexities of the Exchange Variation, the move 4.

This is the Grunfeld Defense: Since then it has become a feared weapon, as it can lead to very sharp play.

Grunfeld Defense

Apr 21, 5. For decades, theory held that the correct method of development was with Bc4 and Ne2, often followed by and f4—f5, playing for a central breakthrough or kingside attack. The Grunfeld is awesome! I didn’t even look at the guy’s rating eefence be honest beyond the fact he said he’s a ish in real life which I took at face value. Forums Chess Openings hifivepokemon. Nigel Short is another Grandmaster who has briefly used it with good results against Jonathan Speelman in the Candidates match in London in Gender of pieces ThrillerFan 4 min ago.


I wanted to start a topic about the very Master- common Grunfeld Defense which seems to score quite high for Black.

It is interesting to watch how black harmoniously brings his pieces into play, while white seems to be out of ideas. 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.

Understanding the Grunfeld Defense

The Wikibook Chess Opening Theory has a page on the topic of: The Grunfeld Opening usually starts after the moves 1. White gets the powerful pawn center, while black attacks it from a distance and tries to occupy it with his pieces.

White can develop his pieces in a number of ways in the Exchange Variation. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Players with attractive female avatars Woolensock 4 min ago.