|Jul-20-04|| ||themindset: well, this opening has declined in popularity. i'm generally an e4 player, but i like to play d4 c4 once in a while, but i always hated playing agaist the gruenfeld - i usually play the exchange variation which seems to be more popular these days.|
i guess i just need to book up, is there anyone who believes this line is still playable?
|Jan-07-05|| ||Flo: 4.Qb3 looks a bit strange to me. I wouldn't play this.|
themindset: I like the exchange variation more than other variations, too! But I play the Grunfeld with the black pieces because I very often play 1.e4.
|Jan-07-05|| ||themindset: yeah, i'm a 1.e4 player by nature, but i think it's good to play a bit of everything. anyways, since i wrote that, i've booked up on the exchange variation and have had few problems with the gruenfeld since then. |
|Jan-07-05|| ||refutor: the 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Qb3 Russian Variation is much stronger than this and is just as good as the exchange against the Grünfeld |
|Jun-28-05|| ||aw1988: Yes, I have always thought of 4. Qb3 as a rather "unsuccessful attempt" and 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Qb3 to be of less questionable value.|
|Jun-30-06|| ||blingice: This looks similar to a variation of the Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik attack I've been playing recently in a few of my correspondence games. Notice that the d4 pawn (and square) is unprotected, and is awfully vulnerable, as I'm learning from the corr games still going...|
|Apr-23-08|| ||niemzo: Am I missing something here? Because tome, it seems very simple to transpose in the variaton <refutor> mentioned above. from this one. So how is this weaker?|
|Mar-02-09|| ||FiveofSwords: In my experience the russian system is a moderate headache for black but usually its not so bad. I usually played the najdorf system against it, with Na6 planning c5. I do think 4 Nf3 is more accurate, because once white commits to this system black doesnt need to hurry so much on Bg7 necessarily and can instead quickly begin on his queenside counterplay-the sooner black does this the less options white would have.|
|Mar-02-09|| ||samikd: Did anybody see today's game between Anand and Domoiguez-Perez ? Beautiful game in Russian Grunfeld. Does anybody know if 12..Ng4 is a novelty ? this whole line is kinda new to me , but looks interesting|
|Mar-02-09|| ||Kaspykov: <samikd: Did anybody see today's game between Anand and Domoiguez-Perez ? Beautiful game in Russian Grunfeld. Does anybody know if 12..Ng4 is a novelty ? this whole line is kinda new to me , but looks interesting>|
11... Nbd7 look playable but i never read anything about this move. the usual continuation of the hungarian variation is:
1. d4 Nf6
2. c4 g6
3. Nc3 d5
4. Nf3 Bg7
5. Qb3 dxc4
6. Qxc4 O-O
7. e4 a6
8. Be2 b5
9. Qb3 c5
10. dxc5 Bb7
11. O-O Nxe4
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In my database, Ng4 seems to be a novelty, but Anand as black played a similar games vs Dlugy Maxim in 93'
Instead of 12..Ng4 he played Nxc4 which look like the best move.
|Apr-17-09|| ||notyetagm: Anyone know what Dembo recommends against the Russian System in her book <PLAY THE GRUNFELD>?|
|May-20-11|| ||Penguincw: Opening of the Day:
Grunfeld, Russian Variation (D81)
1.d4 ♘f6 2.c4 g6 3.♘c3 d5 4.♕b3
|Nov-29-11|| ||Penguincw: Wow. Today is the same Opening of the Day as last time I posted here!|
|Nov-29-11|| ||knighterrant999: <Penguincw> you have the best avatar ever!|
|Nov-29-11|| ||Penguincw: < knighterrant999: <Penguincw> you have the best avatar ever! >|
Thanks. I heard that User: WannaBe had a contest last year. And one of the nominations last year was Best Avatar.
|Feb-18-13|| ||FiveofSwords: @mindset this line is certainly fine for white...but if you already have been studying the exchange variation...well thats better imho...in fact its why i stopped playing the grunfeld|