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Borislav Kostic vs Ernst Gruenfeld
Teplitz-Schönau (1922), Teplice-Sanov CSR, rd 11, Oct-13
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Modern Exchange Variation (D85)  ·  0-1


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Apr-11-04  aragorn69: This is the game that made the Gruenfeld Variation famous.
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  Bobsterman3000: I bet this caused quite a stir. I heard that Grunfeld once surprised Capablanca with the later-to-be-named Grunfeld opening, causing the Cuban master to throw his king against the wall in anger after losing the match...
Apr-11-04  Benjamin Lau: Actually, it was Alekhine, but I'm not too sure if it really happened. It could be just another myth. Alekhine vs Gruenfeld, 1922
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  Tomlinsky: There's actually an earlier example of an Exchange Gruenfeld, Becker v Gruenfeld Vienna 1921, which I've just uploaded to the database.
Nov-30-09  psmith: <aragorn69> This doesn't seem to me be a game that deserves to make anything famous. It's really not all that impressive. Or am I missing something?
Dec-07-09  desiobu: Well one instructive thing the endgame shows is that white's lone a pawn (created by the much earlier ...Nxc3) can be a long term weakness.
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  scutigera: <psmith>: This game doesn't seem impressive nowadays because the hypermodern revolution was successful. Few masters in 1922 would have believed that a master could possibly lose as White starting from move 7 of this game without making some trivial blunder; many would have thought the position a forced win for White.
Nov-21-13  JimNorCal: Can't Black play 58. ... Rb3+ followed by Ra3 and queen the pawn?
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<JimNorCal: Can't Black play 58. ... Rb3+ followed by Ra3 and queen the pawn?>

That looks very good.

Dec-20-16  JimNorCal: Doubtless hurrying to time control.
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