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Underappreciated line in the 5. Bf4 Grunfeld?
After 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bf4 0-0 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Qa5 8. Rc1, the mainline by far is 8...dxc4 and continues 9. Bxc4 Qxc5 10. Bb3.
This position is recommended by Svidler ...

Started 09/13/21 at 07:57:42 by Hindemith
2 497 Last Post 09/14/21 at 06:14:37
By: Hindemith
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Grandelius ...Qa6 against the exchange Be3/Nf3/Nd2
Hi guys,
just a quick question:
I am looking right now at the Gruenfeld exchange with Be3 and Nf3. From a practical perspective I think the lines with an early ...Qa5 make a lot of sense a...

Started 08/07/21 at 21:14:31 by halbstark
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By: halbstark
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Davies' Opening Repertoire: The Grünfeld Defence
Anybody know what the repertoire choices for Davies' new book are? I see he goes with the old Smyslov line in the Russian, but what else?

Started 02/04/21 at 16:05:44 by proustiskeen
7 1938 Last Post 03/01/21 at 21:39:16
By: MW
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Avrukh GM2a
Hello folks,
An excerpt of Avrukh's second edition can be found here:
I have a very specific question:

Started 03/26/18 at 07:33:43 by pioleiva
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By: Straggler
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Avoid Fianchetto Grünfeld, Play Fianchetto KID
I am unsure how to put this topic in a correct place, because it involves a few openings.
For Whiterepertoire: I used to play Fianchetto Grünfeld as White until I noticed that after the many nov...

Started 12/24/14 at 01:37:45 by DenVerdsligeRejsende
6 6974 Last Post 11/18/20 at 16:33:06
By: FreeRepublic
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Grunfeld books
I have a few books on the Grunfeld and am currently looking through Dembo's book.  I like the layout and she gives plenty of lines for white and black.  Without getting into details, I don't agree wit...

Started 01/26/16 at 12:14:11 by crdII
11 5442 Last Post 10/26/20 at 11:37:13
By: Seeley
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Resources on the Bc4 Exchange Grünfeld
Have there been any Resources on the Bc4 Exchange Grünfeld for the White Side recently?

Started 10/11/20 at 16:21:45 by mxstoe
1 626 Last Post 10/12/20 at 10:32:27
By: Pawnpusher
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Symmetrical "Grunfeld"
I am generally playing 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 lately, and man...I hate the position after 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.O-O O-O 5.d4 d5. Against 5...d6 I am very happy with 6.b3!?, but I really struggle to fi...

Started 09/28/20 at 12:50:23 by TonyRo
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Modernized Grünfeld by Zherebukh
The Modernized Grünfeld Defense   
by GM Yaroslav Zherebukh
Thinkers Publishing 2020 ; 304 pages ; € 30
According to Niggemann it will be available on May 18th
There‘s a free preview wit...

Started 04/28/20 at 18:10:03 by tracke
14 4987 Last Post 09/14/20 at 14:44:57
By: grandpatzer
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Playing the Grünfeld – Kovalchuk
Any feedback on this new book? I see it is now available on Forward Chess. Thanks.

Started 03/20/20 at 21:29:40 by ehpotsirhc
2 1701 Last Post 05/20/20 at 10:31:20
By: TD
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The Safest Grunfeld Reloaded by Delchev
I haven't seen this book covered in this forum anywhere. I am thinking of buying this, as I liked their previous work (the Safest Grunfeld 2011 written with Agrest) quite a lot. If anyone has this, ho...

Started 12/08/19 at 16:04:00 by LordChaos21
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By: LordChaos21
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The Modernized Grunfeld
Hello All,
I was curious, does anyone know if this title might be in the works by Thinkers Publishing?
Cheers, AJ

Started 09/30/19 at 18:50:26 by RivertonKnight
1 1084 Last Post 09/30/19 at 19:32:08
By: Pantu - Ex Member
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Books advocating Bf4 vs the Grunfeld for White
Is anyone aware of a few good repertoire books advocating the Bf4 line vs the Grunfeld? I mean, before or after Nf3. I vaguely remember at least one such book being written, but unfortunately forgot t...

Started 11/24/17 at 21:18:04 by grandpatzer
1 2902 Last Post 11/24/17 at 22:43:01
By: Stigma
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Russian System
I am wondering to buy this e-book about Russian system in  Modern-chess.
Can somebody give me an opinion about the quality?
Looks interesting at first sight.

Started 03/12/16 at 21:18:13 by chesstheory
4 5408 Last Post 08/21/17 at 07:39:13
By: TN
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Is the Grunfeld a poor opening for winning chances
I've played a lot of blitz with the Grunfeld lately and I enjoy the positions but they seem a lot more defined than with the NID/QID where you get a ton of pawn breaks and the game is closed longer. <...

Started 07/31/17 at 22:28:19 by exigentsky
13 7334 Last Post 08/02/17 at 19:05:35
By: exigentsky
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Grunfeld volumes not on Forward chess app?
This question is geared towards the iOS app called Forward Chess and the chess books available for online purchase. I found it curious Quality Chess is leaving out the Grunfeld volumes 1 and 2 by Bori...

Started 06/16/17 at 12:35:56 by HagenWatch1
9 5221 Last Post 06/20/17 at 08:13:56
By: MartinC
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Good book explaining the Bf4 Line vs Gruenfeld?
Is there any good repertoire book explaining in some detail, from White's point of view, the Bf4 (before or after Nf3) line vs the Gruenfeld?
Thank you.

Started 05/01/17 at 21:14:17 by grandpatzer
1 2291 Last Post 05/01/17 at 22:55:28
By: LeeRoth
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Why does the Modern Exchange work?
Critical lines in the Grunfeld can start with 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Nf3 
I have also been looking at the reversed version of the position after 1. N...

Started 01/19/17 at 10:15:21 by RdC
1 3297 Last Post 01/20/17 at 12:22:14
By: Bonsai
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What is this variation called?
What is this variation called?  What's the oldest example with it? indicates Ben Finegold as the player who plays it most.  However online chess-base indicates that Czech GM Jansa played...

Started 07/19/16 at 23:01:57 by George Jempty
3 3789 Last Post 07/21/16 at 19:17:06
By: brenog
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Russian system Budapest-like TN on move 8
Black has a Budapest-like TN on move 8 of the 7...c6 line against the Russian System.  After 8.Be2 Black can play 8...e5!? and first did in a low level (both players under 1900) correspondence game.  ...

Started 07/16/16 at 06:52:27 by George Jempty
0 2992 Last Post 07/16/16 at 06:52:27
By: George Jempty
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