I wanted to start a topic about the very Master- common Grunfeld Defense which seems to score quite high for Black. I am Just learning this opening as I have What is the single best book on the Grunfeld to start with. 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 The starting position of the Grunfeld Defense 4. Bg5 White threatens to first take the knight on f6 and then the pawn. Master the Grunfeld Defense Combo. A strong opening repertoire is a MUST if one wants to cross the ELO points. A chess player cannot cross this.
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Korchnoi with the white pieces against Kasparov with black. 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 the grunfeld defense.
White gets the powerful pawn center, while black attacks it from a distance and tries to occupy it with his pieces. It is interesting to watch how black harmoniously brings his pieces into play, while white seems to be out of ideas.
the grunfeld defense
There are 8 practical tasks over games in this course which will help you to understand and remember the ideas of the course better. The training program has a detailed explanation on what and exactly how you should do the practical tasks.
Learn anywhere, anytime and on any device The course can be accessed in ANY device even in non-windows device. One subvariation, frequently played by Karpov, including four games of his world championship match against Kasparov in Seville, Spainis the grunfeld defense Seville Variation, after White can develop his pieces in a the grunfeld defense of ways in the Exchange Variation.
White can and usually does manage to get the ideal pawn center but must do so in an environment where it is hard to defend.
The Exchange Variation illustrates this.
White may have the center, but Black can chip away at it from the supports by playing Tactics abound in this opening and trying to work it all out over the board against a prepared opponent the grunfeld defense suicide.