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Grunfeld, Exchange (D86)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 d5 4 cxd5 Nxd5 5 e4 Nxc3 6 bxc3 Bg7
7 Bc4

Number of games in database: 1026
Years covered: 1931 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 33.1%
   Black wins 27.2%
   Draws 39.7%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Svetozar Gligoric  21 games
Yuri Razuvaev  15 games
Anton Korobov  14 games
Peter Svidler  25 games
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave  19 games
Andras Adorjan  19 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Spassky vs Fischer, 1970
Topalov vs Anand, 2010
Spassky vs Fischer, 1966
Spassky vs Stein, 1964
Filip vs Korchnoi, 1954
Ponomariov vs Carlsen, 2010
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 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,026  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E R Lundin vs K Helling  ½-½221931Prague ol (Men)D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
2. V Olexa vs J Sefc 0-1311948CSR-chD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
3. O Moiseev vs Simagin 0-1411950Ch URS (1/2 final)D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
4. Simagin vs N Kopaev 1-0411951Ch URS (1/2 final)D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
5. D Rovner vs Simagin 0-1381951Ch URS (1/2 final)D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
6. N Kopilov vs Simagin 1-0601951USSR ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
7. H Kramer vs T van Scheltinga  ½-½271952HoogovensD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
8. S T V Lukas vs P Trifunovic  0-1391952Rio de Janeiro itD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
9. Larry Evans vs P Trifunovic  ½-½641952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-AD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
10. Eigil Pedersen vs H Platz  1-0321952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-BD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
11. L A Sanchez vs Pachman  ½-½421952Stockholm InterzonalD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
12. G Koshnitsky vs Olle Smith  ½-½271953Australia v Sweden corr matchD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
13. Spassky vs Sajtar ½-½301953BucharestD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
14. L Alster vs Filip  0-1461953CSR-chD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
15. Pachman vs Sajtar  ½-½221953CSR-chD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
16. V Liavdansky vs Boleslavsky 1-0501954URS-ch sfD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
17. Filip vs Korchnoi 0-1561954BucharestD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
18. Wade vs Filip  0-1651954BucharestD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
19. Sliwa vs S Witkowski  ½-½561954POL-ch playoff mD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
20. Lilienthal vs Korchnoi 0-1471954URS-ch21D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
21. Sokolsky vs Suetin  ½-½431954URS-ch21D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
22. Botvinnik vs Smyslov ½-½341954Botvinnik - Smyslov World Championship MatchD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
23. Sliwa vs H Koskinen  1-0381954Prague / Marianske Lazne ZonalD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
24. E N Mulcahy vs H Lehmann  0-1261954Munich ZonalD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
25. E N Mulcahy vs Unzicker  0-1271954Munich ZonalD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-05-05  Knight13: This is a common opening for people who likes the Grunfeld. It occured few times in my games when I played this opening as Black.
Oct-23-05  henderson10: Seems hard to justify exchanging a d-pawn for a b-pawn as black, since there appears to be no real compensation for it.
Jul-07-06  themindset: the compensation is an open game with an unobstructed fianchettoed bishop.
Oct-29-07  utssb: There is ample compensation. Black's dark-squared Bishop has great influence and White must struggle to retain a solid Pawn structure in the Center. A great deal of pressure is put upon White's d-pawn. There is more than enough counter-play in this variation.
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Grunfeld, Exchange (D86)
1.d4 ♘f6 2.c4 g6 3.♘c3 d5 4.cxd5 ♘xd5 5.e4 ♘xc3 6.bxc3 ♗g7 7.♗c4

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  Penguincw: Opening of the Day

Grunfeld, Exchange
1.d4 ♘f6 2.c4 g6 3.♘c3 d5 4.cxd5 ♘xd5 5. e4 ♘xc3 6.bxc3 ♗g7 7.♗c4

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