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Re: Giri system
Reply #3 - 12/11/14 at 21:39:54
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Since 4.a3 has been played several times before, then why not 4.h3 as well?
On 4.h3 d5, one of the many possible ideas might be 5.Bb5 Nxe4 6.0-0!? Qd6 7.Re1 Nxc3 8.bxc3, when Black cannot play 8...Bg4.
  
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Re: Giri system
Reply #2 - 12/11/14 at 21:03:08
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Presumably his ideas are essentially the same as 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Bd6 but with an extra tempo, which is well respected.

Following 4.h3 d5 he probably just intends 5.exd5, getting a main-line Scotch 4 Knights where the opponent's bishop can't pin his King's knight on move 10.  Then there's the trendy 10.h3!? in the regular Scotch 4 Knights, which might best be met with 10...h6!?; in this case Giri is just playing with a clear extra tempo.

In any case this isn't exactly something new, is it?  It's just the old strategy of playing a colors-reversed opening with an extra tempo to avoid theory, surprise your opponent, and hopefully get a small edge. 
  
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Re: Giri system
Reply #1 - 12/11/14 at 12:11:08
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I guess 4.h3's main point is that White tries to avoid 4.Bc4 Nxe4 which is a bit too easy for Black. On 4...Bc5 Giri would probably reply 5.Bc4. So your idea of 4...h6 or 4...a6 clearly deserves a look.  Wink Possible continuation 4...h6 5.a3 a6. Or the slightly more risky 5...a5. Someone willing to follow in Giri's footsteps should have at least a concrete plan ready for the case that Black continues to imitate his or her moves for a long time.
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Giri system
12/11/14 at 01:14:38
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We're familiar with the Glek system 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. g3. But what of the Giri system? Young GM Anish Giri, playing as an invited superstar in the London Classic Rapidplay at the weekend came up with the idea 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. h3. .  After 4. .. Bb4, he followed up with 5. Bd3 . If Black should play Bxc3, he will capture with pawn on d2 thereby freeing the dark square Bishop. What his ideas are after 4. .. d5 have yet to be seen, as well as what happens if Black also decides to pass with 4 .. a6 or 4 .. h6.
  
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