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

Number of games in database: 875
Years covered: 1905 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 35.1%
   Black wins 28.6%
   Draws 36.3%

Popularity graph, by decade

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PRACTITIONERS
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 35; games 1-25 of 875  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Schlechter vs Blackburne  0-1421905OstendD90 Grunfeld
2. Dus Chotimirsky vs Schlechter 0-1291911KarlsbadD90 Grunfeld
3. Marshall vs Duras 1-0361913Marshall - DurasD90 Grunfeld
4. G J Gustafson vs T Aalheim  0-1531920Gothenburg CD90 Grunfeld
5. Saemisch vs Carls  ½-½26192121. DSB KongressD90 Grunfeld
6. Saemisch vs Alekhine 0-1271921BerlinD90 Grunfeld
7. W Schlage vs Hilse  1-055192222. DSB KongressD90 Grunfeld
8. Gruenfeld vs O Wegemund  1-060192323. DSB KongressD90 Grunfeld
9. B Moritz vs Gruenfeld  0-131192323. DSB KongressD90 Grunfeld
10. Przepiorka vs Opocensky  1-0451925MarienbadD90 Grunfeld
11. J A Seitz vs L Steiner  1-0301925DebrecenD90 Grunfeld
12. Kupchik vs Carlos Torre  ½-½411925New York m, USAD90 Grunfeld
13. Factor vs Carlos Torre  0-1381926ChicagoD90 Grunfeld
14. K Ruben vs Stoltz ½-½4219271st olm finalD90 Grunfeld
15. G Abrahams vs E Spencer 1-0201930LiverpoolD90 Grunfeld
16. Pirc vs Flohr  ½-½141931BledD90 Grunfeld
17. Flohr vs Sultan Khan 1-0441932MatchD90 Grunfeld
18. Euwe vs Flohr 0-1291932Euwe - FlohrD90 Grunfeld
19. H Steiner vs Fine  1-0611932New York, USAD90 Grunfeld
20. H Steiner vs Fine 0-1281932New York m, USAD90 Grunfeld
21. Denker vs Fine 0-1281933New York qualifierD90 Grunfeld
22. T Regedzinski vs L Matibet  0-1341933OlympiadD90 Grunfeld
23. J Enevoldsen vs Fine ½-½371933OlympiadD90 Grunfeld
24. E Stoeckl vs A Gerschenkron  0-1361934Trebitsch mem 17thD90 Grunfeld
25. Capablanca vs Botvinnik ½-½241935MoscowD90 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??
May-25-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  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 http://www.everymanchess.com/ !:-)

Best wishes,
Yelena

Oct-17-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Yelena Dembo: This is a recent review of my book on Gruenfeld by Jeremy Silman. Enjoy!

http://www.jeremysilman.com/book_re...

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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