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98_D85_Crushing the Grünfeld with 8.Rb1 (or mayb
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Recommended: Game Collection: Grunfeld, Modern Exchange 8.Rb1

If you want to <Challenge the Grünfeld> by Eddie Dearing check out the review of John Donaldson : http://www.jeremysilman.com/shop/pc...

One basic position is <1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Nf3 c5 8. Rb1 O-O 9. Be2 cxd4 10. cxd4 Qa5+ 11. Bd2 Qxa2 12. O-O >


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1. The Presumptuous 12...a5!?
2. The Logical 12...b6!?
3. The Chameleon 12...Nd7!?
4. The Reliable Recipe 12...Bg4!
5. Rare 12th Move Alternatives and 11.Qd2!?
6. The Provocative 9...Nc6!?
7. The lnsidous 10...Ne5!?
8. The Indubitable 9...b6!?
9. Early Alternatives and Miscellany (9...Qa5, 9...Nd7)

As mentioned previously, the lines based on 7.Nf3 and 8.Rb1 require a great deal of concrete knowledge. The position after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.Rb1 0-0 9.Be2 cxd4 10.cxd4 Qa5+ 11.Bd2 Qxa2 12.0-0, when Black has tried 12…a5!?, 12…b6, 12…Nd7, 12…Bg4, 12…Qe6, 12…Bd7, 12…Na6, takes up pages 15 to 132! Clearly this is not the line if you don’t have a good memory or inclination to study. "

ibid.

Additional <Carsten Hansen> review: http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hanse...

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"Very often a chess player has an opening or a variation in his repertoire, which he enjoys playing most of all. For me this is the 8.Rb1 line in the Gruenfeld Defence."

- Boris Gelfand, My Most Memorable Games (2005)

(Thanks go to Domdaniel for quoting it)

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The following game is just stunning. No engine will suggest 23.Be6 as long as 28.Rbe1!! is out of their horizon.

Event "CL/2007/A1"
Site "ICCF"
Date "2007.9.1"
Round "-"
White "Schwetlick, Thomas"
Black "Ham, Stephen E."
Result "1-0"
WhiteElo "2465"
BlackElo "2522"
Board "3"
WhiteTeam "HSG Uni Rostock"
BlackTeam "Kings of TCCMB"

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.Rb1 O-O 9.Be2 cxd4 10.cxd4 Qa5+ 11.Bd2 Qxa2 12.O-O Bg4 13.Bg5 Rd8 14.d5 Rd7 15.Qc1 Na6 16.Qe3 Bxf3 17.Bxf3 Be5 18.Bg4 Rc7 19.Bf4 Bxf4 20.Qxf4 Qa5 21.h4 Re8 22.h5 Rc4 23.Be6 fxe6 24.Qh6 exd5 25.hxg6 hxg6 26.Qxg6+ Kf8 27.Qf5+ Kg8 28.Rbe1 Qc7 29.Qg6+ Kf8 30.Qh6+ Kg8 31.Re3 Rc6 32.Qg5+ Kf7 33.Qh5+ Rg6 34.Qh7+ Kf6 35.exd5 Qd6 36.Rf3+ Ke5 37.Re1+ Kxd5 38.Qf7+ Kc5 39.Rc1+ Kb6 40.Rb3+ Nb4 41.Rxb4+ Qxb4 42.Qxg6+ 1-0

Discussion about the weaknesses of engines: http://losso.blogger.de/topics/Fern...

Event "Pre-TCEC"
Site "http://tcec.chessdom.com"
Date "2010.05.30"
Round "2"
White "Stockfish 1.7.1"
Black "Rybka 4"
Result "1-0"
ECO "D85"
PlyCount "63"
EventDate "2010.05.30"

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 c5 8. Rb1 O-O 9. Be3 Qa5 10. Qd2 b6 11. h4 Rd8 12. Rc1 Nc6 13. d5 e6 14. h5 exd5 15. hxg6 hxg6 16. Bh6 Re8 17. Bxg7 Rxe4+ 18. Be2 Kxg7 19. Ng5 Re7 20. Rh7+ Kg8 21. Rxf7 Qa4 22. Rxe7 Nxe7 23. Qe3 Qd7 24. Kd2 Qd6 25. Rh1 Qf6 26. Nh7 Qd6 27. g4 c4 28. g5 d4 29. Qf3 dxc3+ 30. Ke1 Qd2+ 31. Kf1 Qc1+ 32. Bd1 1-0

check Game Collection: Grunfeld, Modern Exchange 8.Rb1 4 more games

Gelfand as white: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

Yusupov as white: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

check also: Game Collection: Challenging the Gruenfeld

Mamedyarov vs G N Gopal, 2010 
(D85) Grunfeld, 28 moves, 1-0

Vaisser vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2005 
(D85) Grunfeld, 37 moves, 1-0

Bacrot vs P Popovic, 2002 
(D85) Grunfeld, 27 moves, 1-0

R Markus vs G Mertes, 2003 
(D85) Grunfeld, 21 moves, 1-0

S Wassin vs Z Bezabeh, 2008 
(D85) Grunfeld, 27 moves, 1-0

23.Rd7!
Gelfand vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 39 moves, 1-0

Yusupov vs B Brinck-Claussen, 1983 
(D85) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1-0

Yusupov vs V Malaniuk, 1983
(D85) Grunfeld, 57 moves, 1-0

How se Tiger's doin it
S Webb vs J Dorner, 1995
(D85) Grunfeld, 25 moves, 1-0

Storming the barricades
W Schmidt vs Jansa, 1983 
(D85) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

Gelfand vs Shirov, 2007 
(D85) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 0-1

J C Sadorra vs D K Dunn, 2011 
(D85) Grunfeld, 28 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Svidler, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 36 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 1-0

M R Freeman vs H Remus, 2003 
(D85) Grunfeld, 38 moves, 1-0

D Shengelia vs Areshchenko, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 1-0

keine Gefahr
Radjabov vs Svidler, 2013
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hammering down
Aronian vs J L Hammer, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 24 moves, 1-0

Y Shulman vs M Marin, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 55 moves, 0-1

I Novikov vs V Tukmakov, 1984 
(D85) Grunfeld, 60 moves, 1-0

Khalifman vs Leko, 2000 
(D85) Grunfeld, 47 moves, 1-0

Mamedyarov vs Morozevich, 2010 
(D85) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1-0

Tan Zhongyi vs I Rajlich, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 32 moves, 1-0

Yusupov vs Romanishin, 1983
(D85) Grunfeld, 55 moves, 1-0

10.Rb1 (passt scho)
Svidler vs J L Hammer, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 58 moves, 1-0

Lautier vs Svidler, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 1-0

Gelfand vs I Stohl, 1992 
(D85) Grunfeld, 30 moves, 1-0

N Vitiugov vs Morozevich, 2008
(D85) Grunfeld, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

8...O-O 9.Be2 Nc6 10.d5 Ne5 11.Nxe5 Bxe5 12.Qd2 e6 13.f4 Bc7
Akobian vs G N Gopal, 2008
(D85) Grunfeld, 37 moves, 1-0

8...O-O 9.Be2 cxd4 10.cxd4 Bg4 11.O-O Bxf3 12.Bxf3 Bxd4 13.Rxb7
Gelfand vs Dvoirys, 1989
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

Lautier vs Dvoirys, 2005
(D85) Grunfeld, 30 moves, 1-0

Y Shulman vs S Conquest, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

1/2
D Gordievsky vs V Artemiev, 2013
(D85) Grunfeld, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

1/2
A Goganov vs E Inarkiev, 2013
(D85) Grunfeld, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Halkias vs Timman, 2006 
(D85) Grunfeld, 47 moves, 1-0

D Komissarenko vs L Novikov, 2006
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 0-1

Eyes on fire
A Ushenina vs Svidler, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 30 moves, 1-0

kein Rb1
S Wong vs N Grinberg, 1976 
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

(delayed) 15.Rab1
Kasparov vs Pribyl, 1980 
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1-0

Morozevich vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kramnik vs Svidler, 2001 
(D85) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

9.h4 a la Berliner
Timman vs L Riemersma, 1997 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 22 moves, 1-0

10. Rb1
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

18.Bb5 TN?
W So vs Caruana, 2014 
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

8.Be3/9.Qd2/10.Rc1 Variation
Kramnik vs Svidler, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

Lautier vs Anand, 1994 
(D85) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 1-0

8.Rb1 O-O 9.Be2 b6 10.O-O Bb7 11.d5 Bxc3 12.Bc4 Bg7 13.Qd3 Qc8
Pelletier vs Carlsen, 2011 
(D85) Grunfeld, 88 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Anand, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

D E Vigorito vs A Shaw, 2000 
(D85) Grunfeld, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gelfand vs Svidler, 2005 
(D85) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 0-1

Aronian vs Svidler, 2014 
(D85) Grunfeld, 57 moves, 1-0

Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Radjabov vs Svidler, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Yusupov vs Kouatly, 1982
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

Yusupov vs Sax, 1980
(D85) Grunfeld, 16 moves, 1-0

Yusupov vs V Tukmakov, 1983
(D85) Grunfeld, 39 moves, 0-1

E Postny vs S Shankland, 2014
(D85) Grunfeld, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karjakin vs Caruana, 2014 
(D85) Grunfeld, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Giri vs Caruana, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

R Moll vs A Acevedo Villalba, 2011
(D85) Grunfeld, 77 moves, 1-0

Oll vs S Atalik, 1997 
(D85) Grunfeld, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Petrukhina vs S Guramishvili, 2014
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 0-1

13.Rb1 (delayed)
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990 
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

P Buj vs T Hamarat, 1994
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 0-1

Piket vs Judit Polgar, 1997 
(D85) Grunfeld, 30 moves, 0-1

10.Rb1
S Volkov vs S Beshukov, 2002
(D85) Grunfeld, 43 moves, 1-0

8...OO 9.Be2 b6 10.OO Bb7 11.Qd3 Ba6 12.Qe3 Qd7 13.Bxa6 Nxa6 14
V Diu vs A Shomoev, 2002
(D85) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 0-1

Mamedyarov vs A R Saleh Salem, 2013
(D85) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 1-0

W Fademrecht vs C Leotard, 2004
(D85) Grunfeld, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

H Olafsson vs McShane, 2002
(D85) Grunfeld, 39 moves, 0-1

Petursson vs Groszpeter, 1989
(D85) Grunfeld, 61 moves, 0-1

Khenkin vs McShane, 2005
(D85) Grunfeld, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Wimmer vs M Dos Santos, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1-0

Mamedyarov vs Caruana, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mamedyarov vs I Cheparinov, 2013
(D85) Grunfeld, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Chernin vs Azmaiparashvili, 1997
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

P H Nielsen vs L'Ami, 2010
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 0-1

Y Shulman vs Votava, 1999 
(D85) Grunfeld, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

R Wojtaszek vs Macieja, 2005
(D85) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(A15) English, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anand vs Illescas Cordoba, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 1-0

E Agrest vs Bacrot, 2001 
(D85) Grunfeld, 38 moves, 1-0

P Carlsson vs S van Eijk, 2009
(D85) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 1-0

A R Saleh Salem vs Navara, 2015 
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 0-1

R Vera vs B Williams, 1997 
(D85) Grunfeld, 49 moves, 1-0

R Tibensky vs Navara, 1999 
(D85) Grunfeld, 36 moves, 1-0

R Vera vs I Herrera, 2001
(D85) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 1-0

Y Shulman vs Oral, 1995 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

P K Wells vs W So, 2015
(D85) Grunfeld, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Bern vs L Danek, 2002 
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

D Naroditsky vs S Shankland, 2015 
(D85) Grunfeld, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Haba vs Jansa, 1996
(D85) Grunfeld, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Haba vs Jansa, 1986
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

P H Nielsen vs Carlsen, 2005 
(D85) Grunfeld, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kramnik vs Anand, 1996 
(D85) Grunfeld, 101 moves, 1-0

Pelletier vs Caruana, 2011 
(D85) Grunfeld, 66 moves, 0-1

Qun Ma vs Wei Yi, 2013
(D85) Grunfeld, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Korobov vs Smirin, 2015
(D85) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1-0

M Muzychuk vs A Muzychuk, 2015
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov vs T Natsis, 1980 
(D85) Grunfeld, 32 moves, 1-0

M Wiedenkeller vs L Dominguez, 2015
(D85) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Wiedenkeller vs Aronian, 2015 
(D85) Grunfeld, 50 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Svidler, 1999 
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

Gelfand vs Kamsky, 1996 
(D85) Grunfeld, 46 moves, 1-0

Gelfand vs L Cyborowski, 2003 
(D85) Grunfeld, 28 moves, 1-0

K Juhnke vs A Soltau, 1981
(D85) Grunfeld, 23 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Leko, 2000 
(D85) Grunfeld, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

N Zhukova vs A Stefanova, 2016
(D85) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ding Liren vs Ni Hua, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1-0

10.Rb1
G Gajewski vs K Piorun, 2016 
(D85) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 0-1

W So vs Kasparov, 2016 
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1-0

Nisipeanu vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2016 
(D85) Grunfeld, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petursson vs L Gutman, 1985
(D85) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1-0

V McCambridge vs Hjartarson, 1984 
(D85) Grunfeld, 48 moves, 1-0

Deep Fritz vs Deep Junior, 2007 
(D85) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 0-1

Deep Fritz vs Deep Junior, 2007 
(D85) Grunfeld, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

10.Rb1
S Brunello vs Valentin Dragnev, 2015
(D85) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 1-0

L E Johannessen vs Nakamura, 2002 
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs Ftacnik, 1985 
(D85) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1-0

S Grigorian vs J Goormachtigh, 2016
(D85) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Onischuk vs I Kurnosov, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 27 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Timman, 1993 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 1-0

Bukic vs Adorjan, 1983
(D85) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 0-1

Great tactical shots by both sides
Khalifman vs Ftacnik, 1994 
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1-0

S Webb vs T Hamarat, 1994
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Webb vs W Stern, 1994
(D85) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 1-0

Karjakin vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2013
(D85) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Radjabov vs D Swiercz, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 74 moves, 1-0

corr
T Turgut vs H Lohmann, 2007
(D85) Grunfeld, 32 moves, 1-0

7.Bb5+ c6 8.Ba4 0-0 9.Ne2 c5
Kramnik vs K Moutousis, 1992 
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1-0

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