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Grunfeld (D90)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 d5 4 Nf3

Number of games in database: 843
Years covered: 1905 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 34.9%
   Black wins 28.7%
   Draws 36.4%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov  15 games
Wlodzimierz Schmidt  9 games
Salomon Flohr  8 games
V Tukmakov  9 games
Jan Smejkal  8 games
Anish Giri  8 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Mamedyarov vs A Giri, 2013
Smyslov vs Stein, 1969
N Vitiugov vs M Ragger, 2013
Huebner vs Kasparov, 1986
Goglidze vs Botvinnik, 1935
Van Wely vs L'Ami, 2004
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 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 843  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Schlechter vs Blackburne  0-142 1905 OstendD90 Grunfeld
2. Dus Chotimirsky vs Schlechter 0-129 1911 KarlsbadD90 Grunfeld
3. Marshall vs Duras 1-036 1913 Marshall - DurasD90 Grunfeld
4. G J Gustafson vs T Aalheim  0-153 1920 Gothenburg CD90 Grunfeld
5. Saemisch vs Carls  ½-½26 1921 21. DSB KongressD90 Grunfeld
6. Saemisch vs Alekhine 0-127 1921 BerlinD90 Grunfeld
7. W Schlage vs Hilse  1-055 1922 22. DSB KongressD90 Grunfeld
8. B Moritz vs Gruenfeld  0-131 1923 23. DSB KongressD90 Grunfeld
9. Gruenfeld vs O Wegemund  1-060 1923 23. DSB KongressD90 Grunfeld
10. J A Seitz vs L Steiner  1-030 1925 DebrecenD90 Grunfeld
11. Przepiorka vs Opocensky  1-045 1925 MarienbadD90 Grunfeld
12. Kupchik vs Carlos Torre  ½-½41 1925 New York m, USAD90 Grunfeld
13. Factor vs Carlos Torre  0-138 1926 ChicagoD90 Grunfeld
14. K Ruben vs Stoltz ½-½42 1927 1st olm finalD90 Grunfeld
15. G Abrahams vs E Spencer 1-020 1930 LiverpoolD90 Grunfeld
16. Pirc vs Flohr  ½-½14 1931 BledD90 Grunfeld
17. Flohr vs Sultan Khan 1-044 1932 MatchD90 Grunfeld
18. Euwe vs Flohr 0-129 1932 Amsterdam/Karlsbad m ;HCL 28D90 Grunfeld
19. H Steiner vs Fine  1-061 1932 New York, USAD90 Grunfeld
20. H Steiner vs Fine 0-128 1932 New York m, USAD90 Grunfeld
21. T Regedzinski vs L Matibet  0-134 1933 OlympiadD90 Grunfeld
22. Denker vs Fine 0-128 1933 New York qualifierD90 Grunfeld
23. J Enevoldsen vs Fine ½-½37 1933 Folkestone olm, ENGD90 Grunfeld
24. E Stoeckl vs A Gerschenkron  0-136 1934 Trebitsch mem 17thD90 Grunfeld
25. Capablanca vs Botvinnik ½-½24 1935 MoscowD90 Grunfeld
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-06-07  realbrob: No kibizting about the Gruenfeld defense? I think it's a good answer to 1.d4, it's an alternative to the Queen Gambit and it's more dynamic than the East Indian and other openings after 1..Nf6. (I don't mean the East Indian is bad, it's all about the style of the player).
Apr-06-07  alicefujimori: "East" Indian??
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  Yelena Dembo: Dear friends,

I have written a book on the Gruenfeld Defence (Play the Gruenfeld) for EverymanChess Publishing and it will be out in June in the US & EU in July.

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Best wishes,

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  Yelena Dembo: This is a recent review of my book on Gruenfeld by Jeremy Silman. Enjoy!

Oct-18-07  Manuel G. Vergara: Hi Yelena: I am one among your numerous chess loving fans here in the philippines particularly here in Baguio City the venue of the Karpov-Korchnoi world championship match that was made in 1978. Warm regards!!!
Apr-12-08  Markuswerth: D90- Three knights exchange is the best line of Gruenfeld.
Apr-12-08  Markuswerth: Nonetheless, I dislike Gruenfeld lines... I prefer 2 nc3 (A45/D00--- my favourite response to 1 d4 nf6)
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