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Grunfeld, 4.Bf4 (D82)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 d5 4 Bf4

Number of games in database: 492
Years covered: 1922 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 32.9%
   Black wins 22.0%
   Draws 45.1%

Popularity graph, by decade

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Alexey Dreev  10 games
Jozsef Pinter  6 games
Jan Timman  6 games
Peter Svidler  15 games
Lubomir Ftacnik  9 games
Kateryna Lahno  8 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1986
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935
Timman vs Kasparov, 1988
Kashdan vs Reshevsky, 1942
A Pomar Salamanca vs Smyslov, 1972
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 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 492  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Saemisch vs Gruenfeld ½-½22 1922 Bad PistyanD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
2. Colle vs Gruenfeld 1-057 1925 Baden-BadenD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
3. G A Thomas vs S Landau  1-026 1926 Scarborough Premier (A)D82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
4. J Dobias vs L Burian  1-063 1932 Kautsky memD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
5. Spielmann vs Albert Becker  ½-½44 1933 Trebitsch mem 16thD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
6. H Friedmann vs I Solin  1-032 1935 OlympiadD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
7. Dake vs C H Alexander  1-042 1935 OlympiadD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
8. Tartakower vs A Frydman  1-024 1935 LodzD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
9. Euwe vs Alekhine 1-041 1935 Alekhine - Euwe World Championship MatchD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
10. B Moller vs K Havasi  ½-½41 1936 Munich OlympiadD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
11. Vidmar vs Koltanowski  1-046 1936 Hastings 1936/37D82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
12. Kotov vs S Gotthilf  ½-½24 1938 Leningrad-chD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
13. S Landau vs Golombek  ½-½34 1939 Hastings 1938/39D82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
14. S Landau vs L Szabo  ½-½43 1939 MatchD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
15. M Suarez Davila vs C de Ronde  0-150 1939 Buenos Aires ol (Men) prel-CD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
16. A S Rocha vs A Gromer  ½-½38 1939 Buenos Aires ol (Men) fin-AD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
17. Reshevsky vs Pinkus 1-034 1940 New YorkD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
18. Reshevsky vs I A Horowitz  ½-½27 1941 Ch USA (match)D82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
19. S Bernstein vs Pinkus  ½-½61 1942 Ventnor CityD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
20. Reshevsky vs H Baker  1-030 1942 New YorkD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
21. Fine vs Reshevsky 1-074 1942 New York USA speed ch (10-sec/move), USAD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
22. Kashdan vs Reshevsky 0-139 1942 USA-ch playoff-1plD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
23. G Sturgis vs B Altman  0-133 1943 US OpenD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
24. M Barzin vs Reshevsky  0-152 1944 US OpenD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
25. Fine vs C A Ruberl  1-027 1945 New York bf simul (8-board), USAD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-10-06  WTHarvey: Here is a little collection of puzzles from D82 miniatures:
Mar-02-09  FiveofSwords: for me playing the gruenfeld, this line was always one of the most terrifying things to see from white. I hated playing against this. White can proceed modestly, but completely without compromise or concession, and just grind you down mercilessly while you have no conceivable method to play actively that is halfway sound.
Apr-28-09  TheChessGuy: <FiveofSwords> Have you ever tried the Brinckmann Attack? 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bf4 Bg7 5.e3 c5!? It takes the game into sharper, more tactical territory. White is not as able to put the grind on your position, which is always good. Check out the 1986 Kasparov-Karpov World Championship Match, London/Leningrad for some examples of this line, and the closely related Hungarian Attack in the Three Knights. Today, 4.Bf4 is starting to become uncommon, as it is considered to be somewhat drawish. From the statistics above, the game is drawn eleven percent more of the time than White wins.
Apr-28-09  WhiteRook48: not used to 3...d5
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