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How relevant is Understanding the Grünfeld?
by Rowson? I'm 2300 ELO and I have Dembo's book. I've heard that although Understanding the Grünfeld is twelve years old, it may still have good ideas that are applicable nevertheless. Is it relevant?...

Started 06/27/10 at 20:50:53 by Gilchrist is a legend
1 1377 Last Post 07/01/10 at 07:53:57
By: F22
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REQUEST: GM Repertoire (vol. 7; Gruenfeld)
New here. I was looking at the Gruenfeld forum and saw an earlier topic on an update for Rowson's decade old book (actually it came out in 1998 I think). Now it occured to me that the folks over at Qu...

Started 07/16/09 at 04:36:32 by F22
8 3096 Last Post 07/18/09 at 02:33:26
By: F22
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Gruenfeld: updates to Rowson
Since I became interested in the Gruenfeld I try to organize a repertoire, but the fact that there are very many choices leave me struggeling a bit.
I have Jonathan Rowson's excellent book, but s...

Started 06/08/08 at 23:05:32 by FightingDragon
14 5039 Last Post 07/16/09 at 04:13:37
By: F22
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Is this attractive for White in Bf4 Gruenfeld?
After the following occurred in a recent game of mine, I looked at databases and saw it occurring once or twice, with good effect for White. Fritz, as expected, likes the pawn, but might underestimate...

Started 07/06/09 at 11:50:48 by Frankly
2 1163 Last Post 07/13/09 at 21:40:19
By: Nyctalop
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Grunfeld with 8.Rb1
(6) Dembo Rb1 + 11.d5 [D85]
Somewhere
1024MB, Perfect 2009.ctg, ACER-JP 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.Rb1 0–0 9.Be2 b6 10.0–0 Bb7 11.d5 Bxc3 12.Bc4 Bg...

Started 07/06/09 at 22:50:28 by gewgaw
2 1141 Last Post 07/07/09 at 14:10:45
By: gewgaw
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grunfeld 7.Bb5
Hi everyone,
I am wondering about the line for white as follows:  1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3 Nc3 d5 4.cd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7.Bb5+
Is this a good line for the "attacking Player"??
I "f...

Started 06/09/09 at 20:03:51 by Zatara
1 1508 Last Post 06/10/09 at 14:32:31
By: Zatox
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Gruenfeld Exchange Sac improvement
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 c5 8.Ne2 Nc6 9.Be3 O-O 10.O-O Bg4 11.f3 Na5 12.Bd3 cxd4 13.cxd4 Be6 14.d5 Bxa1 15.Qxa1 f6 16.Qd4 Bf7 17.Bh6 has been debated at very hi...

Started 04/13/08 at 19:10:58 by Markovich
7 2418 Last Post 04/21/08 at 20:09:55
By: Markovich
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Grunfeld with 5.Bg5
Hi everyone,
Can someone tell me what's the last word on this variation of the Grunfeld:
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bg5 Ne4 6.cxd5 Nxg5 (some advices with 6...Nxc3 are welcome) <...

Started 03/16/05 at 05:19:46 by glsix
2 1714 Last Post 03/28/08 at 13:11:57
By: Ptero
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Grunfeld 5.Bf4:  NCO's recommendation vs real
Hi,
I just played a game in a tournament that went:  1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bf4 0-0 6.Rc1 c5 7.dc5 Be6.
Huh
This line is the only one recommended in Nunn's Chess Openings and...

Started 07/24/07 at 05:14:10 by Smyslov_Fan
1 1147 Last Post 07/24/07 at 05:36:24
By: kylemeister
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Grunfeld's 5.Bg5 7...0-0 Gambit line
in Winning with the Grunfeld, a much dated book of 1987, Adorjan recommended a 7...c6 gambit line that nevertheless could be refuted by a certain move order.
Enter de la Villa, who in 1990 played...

Started 05/04/03 at 17:08:40 by Fernando Semprun
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By: Fernando Semprun
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English Qb3 vs. Grunfeld.
Hi,
Where can I find some theory about this line? (book, article, internet video, dvd…)
1.c4 Cf6 2.Cc3 g6 3.Cf3 d5 4 cxd5 Cxd5 5.Qb3
Usually, after 5…Nb6 6.d4, it would transpose to a n...

Started 04/13/15 at 09:56:12 by fairchess
0 1764 Last Post 04/13/15 at 09:56:12
By: fairchess
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Reply to White's 3.d5 pawn advance
Hi All,
In the Grunfeld defence, what happens if White plays 3.d5 after 1.d4,Nf6, 2.c4,g6 ?  Doesn't the pawn advance cramp up Black's position?
Regards,
Utpal

Started 04/05/15 at 15:16:43 by Utpal Nandi
7 4325 Last Post 06/18/15 at 19:54:59
By: kylemeister
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Grunfeld - The Modern Seville Variation
White seems to have been scoring very well in the following variation:
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 c5 8.Ne2 Nc6 9.Be3 0-0 10.0-0 Bg4 11.f3 Na5 12.Bd3 cxd4 13....

Started 03/19/03 at 19:09:39 by Edward_Dearing
6 6430 Last Post 05/05/03 at 18:47:41
By: Michael Ayton
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Grunfeld's 7.Be3 endgames
Having played the Grunfeld for 29 years, I faced this line regularly in the seventies and eighties, without really understanding much.
Then came 'Understanding the Grunfeld' a magnificent book th...

Started 05/05/03 at 13:44:34 by Fernando Semprun
5 3292 Last Post 02/10/05 at 11:10:50
By: ygramul
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Question about Kharlov-Mamedyarov
I have a question about the game Kharlov-Mamedyarov
The move 19...-e6 gets very good critics but i think that white is much better he can play:
a.) 20 dxe6- Bxe6 21 Bb5-Bd7 (probably not the...

Started 06/22/03 at 13:29:36 by Franck Steenbekkers (Guest)
2 2583 Last Post 06/27/03 at 10:50:20
By: Bilbo Baggins
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grunfeld are u sure u know this opening!
I want to get useful advice/opinions for my opening problems in grunfeld.
In following moves
1.d4 nf6 2.nf3 g6 3.bg5&3.bf4
With plan of e3,c3,nbd2setup.
How will black play for win...

Started 10/26/03 at 02:19:20 by Harkamal
1 2207 Last Post 10/27/03 at 11:37:33
By: Bilbo Baggins
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another grunfeld problem for black.
I want to get some advice on this position.
I have problems regarding move order 1d4 nf62bg5 g6 3bxf6.There is no way to win from black and white has every way to press forward.Comments are invit...

Started 10/26/03 at 08:00:19 by Harkamal
1 2128 Last Post 10/27/03 at 11:09:24
By: Bilbo Baggins
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The Grunfeld: yes or no??? That is the question!!!
Hi everyone!
I was considering adding the grunfeld to my repertoire (that is, studying it more seriously than I have ever done Smiley...) but two questions springed into my mind. That's why I am her...

Started 11/24/03 at 02:36:06 by krugman
13 5557 Last Post 01/12/04 at 12:00:59
By: Glenn Flear (Guest)
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Gruenfeld - another dangerous system!
I am a 2200 player and recently met a very rare but maybe dangerous system:
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 Nf6 3.f3!? d5 the only choice for a Gruenfeld player, e5 is possible but i dont believe in it!
4.cd ...

Started 01/12/04 at 06:35:27 by Hamlet (Guest)
4 2821 Last Post 01/13/04 at 09:24:15
By: Glenn Flear (Guest)
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Grunfeld D89 - game - Hansen - McShane, Malmo 2003
[Event "Malmo"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2003.??.??"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Hansen, Curt"]
[Black "McShane, Luke"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D89"]
[PlyCount "85"]
1. d4 ...

Started 03/10/04 at 18:02:53 by Da Costa Junior
6 3619 Last Post 03/25/05 at 01:24:20
By: Prince-Nez
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