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Re: "Pseudo-Gruenfeld" O.K. for Black?
Reply #4 - 03/07/08 at 09:43:02
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Since then is this opening called the "pseudo grunfeld"? It's part of English opening theory. A more logical name is Anglo Grunfeld or Grunfeld English.

I like a consistent terminology of all the anglo-indian systems:

Nimzo English (1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4)
Queens English (1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. Nf3 b6!?)
Kings English (1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. 0-0 0-0 and a later d2-d3)
Grunfeld English (1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. Nf3 d5)

By the way I don't regard the Mikenas system (1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4!?) as an anglo-indian, it has not the feel of an "indian" system nor has it a true indian counterpart.



  
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Re: "Pseudo-Gruenfeld" O.K. for Black?
Reply #3 - 02/15/08 at 04:50:41
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What happens after the tricky 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Qa4!? As far as I know, it hasn't been played a lot before.
  

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Re: "Pseudo-Gruenfeld" O.K. for Black?
Reply #2 - 02/14/08 at 16:07:13
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There was a fairly recent survey in NIC YB that was offered as a free sample, still available at:

http://www.newinchess.com/Archives/PDFs/YB_82EO_61_08.pdf
  
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Re: "Pseudo-Gruenfeld" O.K. for Black?
Reply #1 - 02/13/08 at 17:29:57
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I have never had the chance to play this line in a tournament, but after studying Khlifman's coverage of 4.Qa4 and playing a few blitz games with it I got the impression that the resulting positions tends to be theoretically equal in most lines, but it's much easier for white to find an active plan. Unless you are Korchnoi or Kramnik (or me! Tongue) you may have problems in defending a solid but passive position for 5 hours, while your opponent tries to play actively, and then manage to win a drawn endgame.
  
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"Pseudo-Gruenfeld" O.K. for Black?
02/13/08 at 17:24:50
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This properly belongs here and not under "Daring Defenses." 

Have you played or played against the "Pseudo-Gruenfeld," which arises (among several possible move orders) after 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5?    If so, what is your opinion of its merit?  The e-book here seems to disapprove of it after 4.Qa4+ or 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Qa4+, but when I look at the resulting positions in my database, they look moderately playable for Black.

Relatedly, is 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 playable for Black?
  

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