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

Number of games in database: 781
Years covered: 1923 to 2018
Overall record:
   White wins 33.0%
   Black wins 29.8%
   Draws 37.1%

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 32; games 1-25 of 781  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Moritz vs Gruenfeld  0-131192323. DSB KongressD90 Grunfeld
2. J A Seitz vs L Steiner  1-0301925DebrecenD90 Grunfeld
3. Kupchik vs Carlos Torre  ½-½411925MatchD90 Grunfeld
4. Factor vs Carlos Torre 0-1381926ChicagoD90 Grunfeld
5. E Stoeckl vs A Gerschenkron  0-1361934Trebitsch mem 17thD90 Grunfeld
6. Capablanca vs Botvinnik ½-½241935MoscowD90 Grunfeld
7. Goglidze vs Botvinnik 0-1291935MoscowD90 Grunfeld
8. P Frydman vs A Macht  1-0461935OlympiadD90 Grunfeld
9. A Kiprov vs H Friedmann  0-1431936Munich OlympiadD90 Grunfeld
10. A Kiprov vs M Luckis  ½-½261936Munich OlympiadD90 Grunfeld
11. A Simonson vs Harold Morton  1-0411938USA-chD90 Grunfeld
12. A Reynolds vs P List  0-1231939BirminghamD90 Grunfeld
13. Graf-Stevenson vs Keres  0-1221939Buenos AiresD90 Grunfeld
14. P Woliston vs Pinkus  0-1271940USA-chD90 Grunfeld
15. Denker vs P Woliston  1-0321940USA ChD90 Grunfeld
16. Flohr vs Boleslavsky  ½-½431944KievD90 Grunfeld
17. Flohr vs Tolush  1-0511944USSR ChampionshipD90 Grunfeld
18. Flohr vs V Mikenas  ½-½581944USSR ChampionshipD90 Grunfeld
19. Flohr vs A Zhivtsov 1-0371945Ch MoscowD90 Grunfeld
20. Lilienthal vs Simagin  1-0611945Ch MoscowD90 Grunfeld
21. Ragozin vs Botvinnik  ½-½591945Training GameD90 Grunfeld
22. Zarko Popovic vs Gligoric  ½-½411945YUG-chD90 Grunfeld
23. O Friedmann vs Prins  1-0361946London AD90 Grunfeld
24. Simagin vs Sajtar ½-½631946Prague-MoscowD90 Grunfeld
25. Sajtar vs Smyslov 0-1261946Moscow-PragueD90 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.

Please check out the ebook free samples and contents at !:-)

Best wishes,

Premium Chessgames Member
  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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