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Bluffing Fianchetto Grünfeld for Fianchetto KID
I like to play the Fianchetto KID, but obviously the direct move order 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 just allows the Fianchetto Grünfeld with either the knight or the ...c6 Symmetrical set-up. I know that ...

Started 01/26/15 at 05:07:46 by DenVerdsligeRejsende
7 5603 Last Post 02/14/15 at 22:23:58
By: Lauri Torni
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What to play against the Grunfeld?
A question to all you Grunfeld players, What do you play against your beloved defense?
I play the Grunfeld as black and am looking for a good way to combat it from the white side, any books or re...

Started 04/15/12 at 22:09:40 by Michael Wilde
10 12164 Last Post 04/16/12 at 05:10:47
By: Michael Wilde
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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 1458 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 3295 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 5285 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 1254 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]
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 1232 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 1595 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 2603 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 1823 Last Post 03/28/08 at 13:11:57
By: Ptero
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Grunfeld 5.Bf4:  NCO's recommendation vs real
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.
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 1215 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
0 2060 Last Post 05/04/03 at 17:08:39
By: Fernando Semprun
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English Qb3 vs. Grunfeld.
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 1814 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?

Started 04/05/15 at 15:16:43 by Utpal Nandi
7 4537 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 6646 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 3460 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 2679 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 2280 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 2204 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 5897 Last Post 01/12/04 at 12:00:59
By: Glenn Flear (Guest)
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