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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Log In or Join. It is a rather sharp line where white sacrifices a pawn for activity, but here black emerged on top after the complications:. The Grunfeld Opening usually starts after the moves 1. May 30, 3. It is very detailed yet very broad in its coverage, and it chfss everything that is important to know about for players on either side of the board in this opening. Nigel Short is another Grandmaster who has briefly used it with good results against Jonathan Speelman in the Candidates match in London in The two set Grnufeld ones from quality chess are very good but maybe not suitable for learning level.

Chess Explained – The Gruenfeld

However, it has not always been this popular, as it contradicts the general rules of chess. See the annotated game below: Bc4 Exchange, he covers the b6 ideas, Bd7 ideas with and without Bg4 f3Qc7 ideas, etc. How I can play a bullet games vs Magnus Carlsen and similar players? It is a rather sharp line where white sacrifices a pawn for activity, but here black emerged on top after the complications: The next game was played in against another specialist of this opening, but this time with white, Boris Gelfand.


It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess coach chesz your questions about the plans for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to have.

It is interesting to watch how black harmoniously brings his pieces into play, while white seems to be explanied of ideas. I find this book to be the best on this opening for an audience rated below May 30, 8.

May 30, 6. Allows you to judge which lines you feel are best for your situation.


An insipid response from White may not even retain equality, so in the main lines he takes up the gauntlet: Then in playing through the games I was struck by the high proportion of explanatory text Black intentionally gives up the center in the opening, provoking white to over-extend.

Forums Chess Openings vdlschess. Since then it has become a feared weapon, as it can lead to very sharp play. 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.

The next game is an example of chees complications that can arise when white gets too confident.

Short Guide to Understand the Grunfeld

Anish Grufeld, 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.

May 30, 5. The GM Repertoire has been given positive reviews. The Grunfeld Defense does exactly the opposite, relying on the modern concept of attacking the center from afar. Consequently, some of the analytical lines turn out on the explainrd side but on the whole this is a useful guide to a dangerous opening.


Add a comment Cancel reply. The Grunfeld goes heavily into all of the main stream lines.

Reb – If you also play the White side of it, all the more reason to get Chess Developments: There are many lines and variations. Mark all topics as READ.

May 30, 7. 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.

Grünfeld defence books?

May 30, 4. International Master Valentin Bogdanov has over thirty years’ experience as a chess trainer, and is from Ukraine.

Not knocking the books, but I just think a more objective approach is best. May 29, 1.

Of course, the opening theory has developed a lot since then, but it is an instructive game to watch nevertheless, as it shows the typical ideas of the opening. Players with attractive female avatars Laskersnephew 12 min ago. 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. Here is the point where the tree gets branched, as white has a wide number of systems to choose from.

An excellent resource for all the odd ball sidelines, like 5.