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More Exchange Grunfeld
I have started the big task of learning the Grunfeld, both for Black and White. In Understanding the Grunfeld, Rowson gives the game Epishin-Gurevich, 1993, which starts 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4.c...

Started 08/22/11 at 11:16:21 by fling
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By: fling
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State of theory in Fianchetto Grünfeld
The line 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Nf3 Nb6 7. 0-0 0-0 8. Nc3 Nc6 9. e3 Re8 10. Re1 a5 has seen many outings this year. As far as I have studied, Black is doing very well h...

Started 07/22/11 at 03:54:53 by Gilchrist is a legend
3 2826 Last Post 07/22/11 at 09:15:38
By: BPaulsen
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1.Nf3 how to avoid gruenfeld?
I am studying White according to kramnik series. Here i have already studied the Qa4 variation for gruenfeld but the problem is that i just saw now that the mainlines of gruenfeld could also be reache...

Started 05/29/11 at 23:09:57 by raja
11 7301 Last Post 07/19/11 at 20:14:22
By: kylemeister
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Another new Grunfeld book
   I can't see any post about it, but just realized that Avrukh's book should be out by now. Has anybody gotten it and, if so, what are your impressions?

Started 07/16/11 at 07:40:58 by fling
3 3041 Last Post 07/16/11 at 18:56:50
By: Gilchrist is a legend
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Poll: Fianchetto Grünfeld for Black
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 c6 4. Nf3 d5 (c6 and d5 line)
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 d5 (where Black recaptures the pawn on d5 with the knight)

Started 07/08/11 at 19:14:18 by Gilchrist is a legend
13 6986 Last Post 07/10/11 at 10:22:55
By: zoo - Ex Member
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Stick to Gruenfeld or play symmetrical?
I have a question for the gruenfeld-players.
I am learning the opening, but I want to know if you stick to the Gruenfeld against flank-openings like 1.c4 or 1.Nf3 or if you play ... c5 going into...

Started 07/09/11 at 14:05:51 by battleangel (Ex Member)
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By: TN
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Grunfeld Bf4-line help wanted
In my constant struggle to find a good defence to 1.d4 I thought I could give the Grunfeld a re-run, maybe if I studied it better I might even understand it. So I was going through Dembo's Play the Gr...

Started 06/14/11 at 11:17:24 by spagh3tti
3 2989 Last Post 06/14/11 at 14:49:03
By: BPaulsen
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Svidler's Grunfeld
I want to start a discusion about Svidler's line in the Classical exchange variation of the Grunfeld:
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 (this is the Classical exch variat...

Started 08/06/10 at 09:24:10 by Ametanoitos
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22 15862 Last Post 05/21/11 at 18:50:18
By: MaSu
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Grunfeld-Exchange Var. Sf3 / 8.Le2
what do you think about this variation:
1.d4-Nf6 2.c4-g6 3.Nc3-d5 4.cxd5-Nxd5 5.e4-Nxc3 6.bxc3-Bg7 7.Nf3-0-0 8.Le2
What is blacks best response?

Started 05/15/11 at 20:35:16 by MaSu
6 5625 Last Post 05/18/11 at 04:10:51
By: belgian
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Grunfeld English
I was wondering if the Grunfeld even viable after 1.Nf3?
I was reading Dembo's book on the Anti KID's the other day, and she seems unimpressed with 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Qa4+ c...

Started 05/17/11 at 15:42:00 by Arcticmonkey
1 2286 Last Post 05/18/11 at 00:58:02
By: BPaulsen
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Grunfeld Exchange Var. Nf3 / 8.Rb1 and 9.Qd2!?
Hi Grunfeld-Experts,
can s.o. tell me the advantages/disadvantages of the following move order in the exchange Grunfeld Var.:

Started 05/12/11 at 20:27:42 by MaSu
2 3235 Last Post 05/13/11 at 14:27:34
By: Fllg
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Grunfeld new main-line
This game just played in Wijk aan Zee made a bit of an impression on me:
Shirov,Alexei (2722) - Vachier-Lagrave,Maxime (2715) [D86]
73rd Tata Steel GMA Wijk aan Zee NED (4), 18.01.2011

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 ...

Started 01/19/11 at 16:37:51 by Keano
6 5008 Last Post 05/13/11 at 10:21:02
By: Oblonskij
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Grunfeld: Russian System
I played the Russian System many moons ago, and I'm thinking of returning to it after several years in the wilderness of "Kramniks repertoire".
I dabbled with the mainline exchange sac first but ...

Started 06/02/09 at 13:55:12 by TicklyTim
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By: Smyslov_Fan
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Recommendations on book for White v. Grunfeld ?
I would really appreciate folks recommendations on the best book for the white side against the Grunfeld ?
I have Jonathan Rowson's book "Understanding the Grunfeld" which is excellent b...

Started 06/30/09 at 19:56:57 by Kieran Moynihan
6 5465 Last Post 01/28/11 at 09:35:23
By: Keano
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Grunfeld with f3
I use to play the Sämisch againstthe KID. And so, I was thinking that an f3-system could have sense against the Grünfeld. What is the reputation of this systme? (1.d4-Nf6 2.c4-g6 3.f3!?-d5 4.cd5-Nd5 5...

Started 01/29/07 at 12:58:13 by thibdb13
8 7866 Last Post 01/17/11 at 15:07:37
By: Keano
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Tricky (Anti-) Grünfeld move order
I'm looking into 1.Nf3 to get some variety from my normal 1.d4, and I noticed on my database the move order 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Qb3!? Now what usually happens in practice is 5...N...

Started 11/25/10 at 03:06:24 by Stigma
3 2827 Last Post 11/25/10 at 04:05:28
By: BPaulsen
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Dembo's "bust" of Grivas' Grunfeld
My friend told me that in her Grunfeld book, Dembo offers a pawn sacrifice that "busts" the 5. Bg5 Grunfeld given in Grivas' "Beating the Fianchetto Defences", specifically mentioning a line that she ...

Started 07/10/10 at 21:37:11 by vasilicus
7 5204 Last Post 07/25/10 at 15:19:14
By: Markovich
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Bf4 Grunfeld line in Rowson's book
Rowson gives this line in Understanding the Grunfeld: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8. Bxc4 O-O 9. Ne2 Qxc5 10. Qb3 Nc6 11. Nb5 Qh5 12. Ng3 Qh4 13. Nc7 g5 14...

Started 07/10/10 at 11:38:34 by BobbyDigital80
4 3654 Last Post 07/12/10 at 18:22:37
By: micawber
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Grunfeld line in Dembo's book
Dembo gives this line as good for black 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 O-O 6. Rc1 Be6 7. Qb3 b6 8.Nf3 c5. And then she says 9. cxd5 Nxd5 10. Nxd5 Bxd5 11. Bc4 Bxf3 12. gxf3 cxd4 13. Bd5...

Started 07/10/10 at 05:27:26 by BobbyDigital80
7 5260 Last Post 07/11/10 at 11:50:22
By: micawber
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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 1894 Last Post 07/01/10 at 07:53:57
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