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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
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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
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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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Exchange Sac in 4 Bf4 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. Nf3 Qxc5 10. Bb3 Nc6 11. O-O Qa5 12. h3 Bf5 13. Qe2 Ne4 14. Nd5 e5 15. Rxc6 *
I was wondering if there have ...

Started 06/11/10 at 20:24:50 by varggrav
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Fianchetto Grunfeld
I always felt that the line 1 d4 Nf6  2 c4 g6  3 Nf3 Bg7  4 g3 d5  5 cxd5 Nxd5  6 Bg2 00  7 00 Nb6  offered black good play after hitting back in the centre with ...e5 and attacking on the queenside w...

Started 10/06/09 at 16:40:33 by snakebite
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Prins Variation
Regarding Kasparov's old favourite the Prins Variation of the Russian variation of the Grunfeld.  Does anybody have any recent experience?  Or is everybody playing the Hungarian?  There are few recent...

Started 10/06/09 at 16:33:46 by snakebite
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Is this a TN?
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 d5 4 cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nb6 6.Nc3 Bg7 7.Be3 0-0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.0-0-0 f5 10.h4 fxe4 11.h5 gxh5 12.g4

Started 03/14/09 at 14:15:17 by gustaf
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Grunfeld questions
hi all,
I`m reading the book "Gelfand´s best games", where he analyses his petline with 8.Rb1 against Grunfeld. While he analyses the other games rather deeply (maybe even too deep;) ), he comme...

Started 10/13/08 at 00:06:45 by gewgaw
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Light Squared Bishop Trade
I'm not sure if this applies to the Bc4 variation, but in the variation with Nf3 and Rb1 I've heard a commentator mention that Black would be pleased to trade light squared bishops. Yet even in variat...

Started 09/16/08 at 06:10:22 by exigentsky
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F3 against the Grunfeld?
How is the status these days of f3 on move 3 to combat the Grunfeld? It kind of looks interesting, castle 000, get a sharp game, etc..... (from what the little I seen of it).
Oh seems like there ...

Started 07/12/07 at 02:26:38 by Darthmambo
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Grunfeld 9...Nc6!?
Hi Grunfeld friends!
I read an interesting post here on the forums with the heading "Grunfeld Exc 8.Rb1 with 9..Nc6. Practily the best?"

Started 07/03/07 at 11:53:58 by chesscheese
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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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Grunfeld with 8.Be3
hi all,
what is the latest evaluation of the following line:
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.cd5 Nd5 6.e4 Nc3 7.bc3 c5 8.Be3 [on kramnik`s traces] Qa5 [this is the main move, are there...

Started 01/26/06 at 23:10:08 by gewgaw(Guest) (Guest)
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Grunfeld piece sacrifice
Been studying Eddie D's fine work on the Rb1 Exchange and something is puzzling me.
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 d5 4 cd Nc5 5 e4 Nc3 6 bc c5 7 Nf3 Bg7 8 Rb1 00 9 Be2 Nc6 10 d5 Bxc3+ 11 Bd2 Bxd2+ 12 Qx...

Started 11/30/05 at 08:36:55 by John Cox (Guest)
0 1183 Last Post 11/30/05 at 08:36:54
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Gruenfeld books
Hi guys!
I am considering taking up the Gruenfeld Defence as my third defence to 1.d4. I was just wondering, which book should I buy? What is the most suitable for a 2200-2300 player?

Started 10/09/05 at 19:05:42 by Snar
0 1165 Last Post 10/09/05 at 19:05:41
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Challenging the Grunfeld (2)
A couple of points of the coverage given:
1) On the ending arising in the much quoted Kasparov-Nesis 1980, namely 9...Nc6 10.d5 Bc3 11.Bd2 Bd2 12.Qd2 Nd4, on page 137 the very interesting try 16....

Started 09/18/05 at 06:35:39 by Fernando Semprun
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By: Fernando Semprun
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Gruenfeld: Sulava-Berthelot, Port Bacares 2005
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. Rc1 dxc4 7. e3 Be6 8. Ng5 Bd5  9. e4 h6 10. exd5 hxg5 11. Bxg5 Nxd5 12. Bxc4 Nb6 13. Bb3 Nc6 14. Ne2 Rc8 15. h4! Nxd4 16. Nxd4 Qxd4 17. Qxd4 Bxd4 ...

Started 05/31/05 at 21:05:18 by Markovich
0 1254 Last Post 05/31/05 at 21:05:17
By: Markovich
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Is the Grunfeld still good?
I notice that there have been 2 books in recent times. one by Sakeev and one by Dearing on providing a white repetoire against the Grunfeld based on the Modern Exchange. What do readers think is the b...

Started 04/25/05 at 16:01:05 by gss1 (Guest)
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Gruenfeld resources
I would appreciate recommendations for the intermediate player in the Gruenfeld D85-D89, especially from the White side: books, CDs, and/or web sites.
                           Thanks, CMA

Started 03/29/05 at 09:20:47 by cma6
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Gruenfeld with Nc6 - e5
After 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 0-0 8.Ne2 Nc6 9.0-0 e5 10.Ba3 Re8 11.Bxf7 Kxf7 12.Qb3+ Kf6!? 13.f4 Bh6 14.fxe5 Kg7 15.Qf7+ Kh8 16.Nf4 is there still a good reply...

Started 01/01/05 at 15:17:50 by Gruenfeld (Guest)
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By: Gruenfeld (Guest)
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