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"Play 1d4!" - Gruenfeld recommendation
I was looking at the following line recomended In "Play 1.d4!", 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bg5 Ne4 6.cxd5 Nxg5 7.Nxg5 e6 8.Nf3 (I prefer 8.Qd2 but of course that can be quite complicated or...

Started 04/08/04 at 17:38:26 by Glenn Snow
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By: Glenn Snow
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...Qc7 ...Rd8 ...Nc6 vs. 8. Rb1 Exchange Gruenfeld
Earlier today I beat a strong player on ICC playing 9...b6 against White's Exchange Gruenfeld with 8. Rb1 c5 9. Be2, followed by ...Qc7 ...Rd8 and ...Nc6.  I'm surprised this avoids so much theory.  I...

Started 04/02/12 at 16:14:42 by George Jempty
2 1399 Last Post 04/02/12 at 18:51:52
By: Gilchrist is a legend
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1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3-avoiding Grünfeld mainlines?
I took this special question of my post in "general issues" because it better suits here.
After the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6, what about 3.f3?
If Black wants to play the King´s indian,  3.f3 s...

Started 10/07/08 at 08:45:28 by derdudea
3 2816 Last Post 10/07/08 at 23:18:42
By: derdudea
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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 5106 Last Post 07/19/11 at 20:14:22
By: kylemeister
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11.d5 pawn sacrifice in the Grunfeld
Hello,
What is your opinion of the variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cd5 Nd5 5.e4 Nc3 6.bc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.Rb1 0-0 9.Be2 b6 10.0-0 Bb7 and now 11.d5? For the pawn, White retains his strong ce...

Started 05/22/08 at 04:54:00 by Chevalier
2 1721 Last Post 08/10/08 at 20:17:56
By: rossia
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3.f3 Nc6!? Anti-Anti Grunfeld
Hello,
I noticed that this line has gained some popularity in the last 5 years among Grandmasters. The idea is to continue with ...e5 without sacrificing a pawn as in the 3...e5 variation. The id...

Started 02/11/08 at 07:54:46 by DoubledPawns
1 2173 Last Post 06/07/09 at 18:46:00
By: raspoutine
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4. h4 Gruenfeld.
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.h4.
I think that a viable way of meeting this is 4...c5 5.dxc5 d4 6.Nb5 a6!?.  Two pages of my analysis of this is given in the Forum section of the new NIC Yearbook, ...

Started 06/13/08 at 16:01:27 by Markovich
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By: H-HH
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7. Bc4 Ex.Grunfeld: Van Wely- S.Kudrin Foxwoods'06
Van Wely recently played two interesting games in the 7. Bc4 exchange at Foxwoods. He didn't get anywhere with his 16. Qd4!? against V.Mikhalevski (who surely has read Flear's site!), but his final ro...

Started 04/17/06 at 14:57:47 by lnn2
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By: lnn2
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8.Rb1 Exchange Gruenfeld problem
How, if at all, is White supposed to obtain winning chances after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.Rb1 O-O 9.Be2 Nc6 10.d5 Bxc3+ 11.Bd2 Bxd2+ 12.Qxd2 Na5 13.h4 Bg4...

Started 02/18/10 at 14:39:39 by Markovich
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By: Markovich
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8.Rb1 Grunfeld question
Hi I've been planning 9...b6 against the mainline 8.Rb1 grunfeld based on Dembo's book.
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
But a...

Started 12/21/12 at 23:47:19 by Highfive
2 2735 Last Post 12/22/12 at 00:41:13
By: GMTonyKosten
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[D85] Exchange Grünfeld 7.Be3, 8.Qd2
Happy New Year to everybody!
Trying to get a more main line repertoire against the Grünfeld, I stumbled over (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Be3 0-0 8.Qd2) and now 8...

Started 01/02/12 at 12:31:21 by Zwischenzugzwang
1 2224 Last Post 06/20/12 at 19:48:08
By: F22
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A Grunfeld Question....
I've been using Dembo's Grunfeld book to learn and play the Grunfeld for a while now, and I ran into a line that isn't covered in her book:
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6....

Started 05/20/08 at 06:47:30 by TonyRo
6 2553 Last Post 05/21/08 at 18:12:48
By: Markovich
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A Positional Line Against Grunfeld
Hi all,
I am looking for a positional line against the Grunfeld. I hope to find a line that is theoretically interesting and offers possibilities for White to play for a win. I don't mind if ther...

Started 07/06/09 at 04:52:20 by sssthepro
2 1529 Last Post 07/08/09 at 14:25:18
By: TicklyTim
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An unusual Grunfeld!!!!
Hi guys, In the last few months i have come across a line in the grunfeld for white in which i haven't been able to find a plan to take advantage of the set up as black.
It starts out as:
1....

Started 02/09/06 at 18:01:11 by DarMc2
5 2953 Last Post 02/21/06 at 15:35:43
By: ILS
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Annoying Grunfeld Players...
Hello all,
I've begun to take up 1. c4 again, and was wondering if there is any way to take advantage of the fact that I haven't pushed the d-pawn yet against players who are going to play 1...N...

Started 09/21/09 at 17:12:37 by TonyRo
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By: Ametanoitos
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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 2227 Last Post 10/27/03 at 11:09:24
By: Bilbo Baggins
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Another Grunfeld question
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 c5 7. Rb1 Bg7 8.Nf3 O-O 9. Qd2
hi all,
I lost a game in grunfeld, where white played the quite unusual 9.Qd2 setup. I tried b6, ...

Started 07/23/11 at 18:59:02 by gewgaw
4 2480 Last Post 07/25/11 at 13:06:52
By: Pessoa
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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 2387 Last Post 07/16/11 at 18:56:50
By: Gilchrist is a legend
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Anti Indian lines for Grunfeld player
I have tried Grunfeld in a couple of internet blitz games and I find the positons more fun than my usual Dutch defence. However sometimes my opponnets does not allow Grunfeld by playing Nf3 instead of...

Started 11/28/09 at 12:58:40 by bragesjo
2 1372 Last Post 11/29/09 at 11:51:23
By: bragesjo
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any book on the "Nf3+Bf4"-Grünfeld?
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I am including it in my (White) repertoire right now.
I have checked them out:
Dreev: My 100 Best Games (2007)
F...

Started 10/19/11 at 11:12:35 by HoemberChess
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By: LeeRoth
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