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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: 1013
Years covered: 1931 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 33.2%
   Black wins 26.8%
   Draws 40.1%

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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 41; games 1-25 of 1,013  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E R Lundin vs K Helling  ½-½22 1931 Prague ol (Men)D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
2. V Olexa vs J Sefc 0-131 1948 CSR-chD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
3. O Moiseev vs Simagin 0-141 1950 Ch URS (1/2 final)D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
4. D Rovner vs Simagin 0-138 1951 Ch URS (1/2 final)D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
5. Simagin vs N Kopaev 1-041 1951 Ch URS (1/2 final)D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
6. N Kopilov vs Simagin 1-060 1951 USSR ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
7. V Toth vs P Trifunovic  0-139 1952 Rio de Janeiro itD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
8. H Kramer vs T van Scheltinga  ½-½27 1952 BeverwijkD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
9. Larry Evans vs P Trifunovic  ½-½64 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
10. Eigil Pedersen vs H Platz  1-032 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
11. L A Sanchez vs Pachman  ½-½42 1952 Stockholm InterzonalD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
12. Pachman vs Sajtar  ½-½22 1953 CSR-ch PragueD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
13. G Koshnitsky vs O Smith  ½-½27 1953 Australia v Sweden corr matchD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
14. Spassky vs Sajtar ½-½30 1953 BucharestD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
15. L Alster vs Filip  0-146 1953 CSR-ch PragueD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
16. Balanel vs Sajtar  ½-½17 1954 Prague ztD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
17. G Kluger vs Sajtar  ½-½26 1954 Prague ztD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
18. E N Mulcahy vs H Lehmann  0-126 1954 Munich ztD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
19. E N Mulcahy vs Unzicker  0-127 1954 Munich ztD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
20. G Porreca vs Filip  0-128 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men) pre-IID86 Grunfeld, Exchange
21. Sliwa vs H Koskinen  1-038 1954 Prague ztD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
22. F Arnlaugsson vs Sajtar  ½-½50 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men) fin-AD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
23. V Liavdansky vs Boleslavsky 1-050 1954 URS-ch sfD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
24. Filip vs Korchnoi 0-156 1954 BucharestD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
25. Sliwa vs S Witkowski  ½-½56 1954 POL-ch playoff mD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  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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  Penguincw: Opening of the Day:
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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