Grunfeld Defence: An Opening System for Black's Army

Chess Opening Systems
For Black's Army
[Grunfeld Defence]


Grunfeld Defence
- Overview -

Black Openings Systems - Grunfeld Defence Moves: 3

Black's Moves Only:
1...Nf6, 2...g6, 3...d5

Note how the Grunfeld Defence is reached following the KID (Black's Moves: 1...Nf6, 2...g6)

Noted by Ken Wilsdon: "I really can't recommend the Grunfeld. Most lines are VERY theoretical, and some variations have been mapped out to 20 moves or more. You can't just play it on basic theory, or you will get crushed."

Response by Graham Wadden: Based on that respected opinion by Ken, I was going to delete this Grunfeld Defence example from the group of Black Opening Systems ...

However, I've kept it because, by chance/luck/"eddies in the space time continuum", I happen to have found an example of how Black has won by Checkmate in the Opening, having played the Grunfeld Defence.

Granted, those Checkmate Openings are more to do with the opposition's self-inflicted, game-losing mistakes, but, it's something to think about, and maybe explore for your own satisfaction (you never know, you may find a winning path this way!).

Grunfeld Defence
- Example Sequence -

Here's an example of the Grunfeld Defence played properly:

PGN
[Event "Grunfeld Defence"]
[Date "2012.01.15"]
[White "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[PlyCount "6"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 {King's Indian Defence} 3. Nc3 d5 {Grunfeld Defence} *



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