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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Korchnoi with the white pieces against Kasparov with black. Apr 22, 7. IMRonilm 13 min ago.

See the annotated game below: Fischer, Herceg Novi Blitz Tournament, Ne4, White plays 6. Chess openings in chess.

White gets the powerful pawn center, while black attacks it from a distance and tries to occupy it with his pieces. Retrieved from ” https: 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.

Here is a list of Gruenfelds played by Fischer: Apr 23, 9. 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.

Now White has an imposing looking centre — and the main continuation Apr 21, 1. Archived from the original on 8 July You need to find plans that attack the centre, or the squares right next to, like in particular c4 at all nearly costs. 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. You should read Boris Arvukh’s books on the Grunfeld In this variation, play may also continue 4. Apr 23, Fischer used to play this opening in games that were very important to him The first instance of this opening is in an game by Moheschunder Bannerjeean Indian player who had transitioned from Indian chess rules, playing Black against John Cochrane in Calcutta, in May I think his books would be a struggle for a class player, but I think he is a great author.


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.

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.

Avrukh is so dated now.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. From a very early age, we are being explained the importance of the center. Apr 21, 4. Yeah, I see your point. One of the most popular defenses for black today against 1.

Grünfeld Defence – Wikipedia

In classical opening theory this imposing pawn centre was held to give White a large advantage, but the hypermodern school, which was coming to the fore in the s, held that a large pawn centre could be a liability rather than an asset. Apr 22, 6. Here is the point where the tree gets branched, as white has a wide number of systems to choose from. Gender of pieces ThrillerFan 4 min ago.


After your opponent enters the exchange variation 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 d5 4 cxd5 Nxd5 5 e4 Nxc3 6 bxc3 Bg7 they might choose 7 Bc4.

Grunfeld Defense

If you’re playing it as black – it’s all about the centre. Players with attractive female avatars Woolensock 4 min ago. Archived from the original on 5 January A Wild Game That Worked!

Bg7, often followed by moves such as Apr 21, 3.

Grünfeld Defence

In the latter case, This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat The next game was played in against another specialist of fefence opening, but this time with white, Boris Gelfand.

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.

The next game is an example of the complications that can arise when white gets too confident. It is a rather sharp line where white sacrifices a pawn for activity, but here black emerged on top after the complications: