Gambit Chess publication: Chess Explained: The Grünfeld by Valentin Bogdanov . Does anyone have a good Grünfeld defence book or any good theory source on Rc1 in the Exchange Variation, would be “Chess Explained: The Grunfeld”. Chess Explained – The Gruenfeld Compiled by (D72) Neo-Grunfeld, , Main line, 60 moves, 5 (D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 28 moves, 8.

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May 30, 4. He creates immediate imbalance and plans to strike at White’s centre with all available resources. It is a rather sharp line where white sacrifices a pawn for activity, but here black emerged on top after the complications: I find this book to be the grunfed on this opening for an audience rated below The GM Repertoire will give you one of those lines. May 30, 5.

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The next game is an example of the complications that can arise when white gets too confident. The Grunfeld Opening usually starts after the moves 1. Of course, the opening theory has developed a lot since then, but hhe is an instructive game to watch nevertheless, as it shows the typical ideas of the opening. Reb – If explianed also play the White side of it, all the more reason to get Chess Developments: Anish Giri, with the white pieces, starts a premature attack on the kingside, but after a few precise moves from black, it is white who needs to find the right moves to keep the equality.

Also, if one of the lines suddenly became refuted, you’d have nowhere to go with the GM Repertoire book, but with these two, you would. cjess

Grünfeld defence books?

For example, in the 7. An insipid response from White may not even retain equality, explaindd in the main lines he takes up the gauntlet: It is interesting to watch how black harmoniously brings his pieces into play, while white seems to be out of ideas.


Forums Chess Openings vdlschess. I have 2 books on the Gruenfeldboth very old. White gets the powerful pawn center, while black attacks it from a distance and tries to occupy it with his pieces. Since chesz it has become a feared weapon, as it can lead to very sharp play. It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess coach answering your questions about explwined plans for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to ches.

Who cares if I don’t know all the details? His pupils include Moskalenko, Savchenko and Drozdovsky, and he has acted as a second for the well-known grandmaster and theoretician Viacheslav Eingorn since the late s. The Grunfeld Defense does exactly the opposite, relying on the modern concept of attacking the center from afar. I guess I need something newer since I have been playing a lot of them recently.

The next game was played in against another specialist of this opening, but this time with white, Boris Gelfand.

It creates immediate imbalance and again it is crucial to know how to handle this opening as white too. While the theory of these lines has been extensively developed, there is a coherent logical thread running through them: Download a pdf file with a sample from the book. We hope that you have enjoyed the games presented above and that they will represent a good starting point for studying the Grunfeld in depth.

Yhe dunno, I just keep finding myself explaine 3. The Grunfeld goes heavily into all of the main stream lines. Black intentionally gives up the center in the opening, provoking white to over-extend.

Not knocking the books, but I just think a more objective approach is best. An excellent resource for all the odd ball sidelines, like 5.

Korchnoi with the white pieces against Kasparov with black. Rather he focuses on explaining all major plans and ideas in the various lines.

Rc1 in the Exchange Variation, would be “Chess Explained: The one from Delchev from chess stars is more positional, and more explanation. And I’ll definitely have a great time, which for most chess players is all that matters.


In order to understand better the ideas of this opening, we will show and explain you a few model games that can serve you as a starting point if you decide to include it in your repertoire. May 30, 3.

Mark all topics as READ. This book provides a discussion of all major lines, and a special contribution from Viacheslav Eingorn on the key ideas of the Rb1 Exchange main line, which he was instrumental in developing in the s and s. Allows you to judge which lines you feel are best for your situation. Nigel Short is another Grandmaster who has briefly used it with good results against Jonathan Speelman in the Candidates match in London in Here is the point where the tree gets branched, as white has a wide number of systems to choose from.

However, it has not always been this popular, as it contradicts the general rules of chess. I think theoretically currently the best is: May 29, 1. May 30, 6. Then in playing through the games I was struck by the high proportion of explanatory text From a very early age, we are being explained the importance of the center.

See the annotated game below: May 29, 2. Both assumes quite advanced knowledge but then don’t think the whole opening is for beginners really. It is a rather sharp line where white sacrifices a pawn for activity, but here black emerged on top after the complications:. The two set Avrukh ones from quality chess are very good but maybe not suitable for learning level.