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The Grünfeld Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves (in algebraic notation)

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5.

It is named after Ernst Grünfeld, the player who first employed the defence in the 1920s. The defence was later adopted by a number of prominent players, including Vasily Smyslov, Viktor Korchnoi and Bobby Fischer. Garry Kasparov has often used the defence, including in his World Championship matches against Anatoly Karpov in 1986, 1987 and 1990, and Vladimir Kramnik in 2000. In more recent years it has been regularly employed by Loek Van Wely, Peter Svidler and Luke McShane among others.
The opening relies on one of the main principles of the hypermodern school, which was coming to the fore in the 1920s - that a large pawn centre could be a liability rather than an asset.

Play the Grunfeld - Yelena Dembo

Play the Grunfeld - Yelena Dembo

The Grünfeld has become very popular at all levels of chess as being a great, dynamic answer to 1.d4. Garry Kasparov himself is responsible for a great part of this popularity since he used it in many of his chess battles.

The Grünfeld is often adored by ambitious players. This is mostly due to the fact that the Grünfeld often results in very complex and tactical play. However, this is a ...


$18.21Everyman Chess, 2007/063 Stars


Beating the King's Indian and Grunfeld - Timothy Taylor

Beating the King's Indian and Grunfeld - Timothy Taylor

The King's Indian and the Grunfeld Defence, favourites of the world's strongest players ever, Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov, have bothered white 1.d4 players for more than three decades. In contrary to more solid defences as the Queen's Gambit or the Nimzo Indian Defence in which white can play for a win or take a draw if he does not succeed, the King's Indian and Grunfeld make it difficult for...


$23.95Everyman Chess, 2006/123 Stars


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