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Makagonov's Gruenfeld
Compiled by rickcarnes
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This is the "standard" move order. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.e3 Bg7 5.Nf3 0-0 6.b4

Actually, I prefer to invoke this line as White when my opponent tries to sneak in a Gruenfeld vs the Colle system: 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e3 g6!? 4.c4 Bg7 5.Nc3 0-0 6.b4

For decades, Bagirov was a regular practitioner of this line. Tony Miles played it often, too. Taimonv and Alekseev have played it as well. Lately this line is making infrequent, but regular appearances in high level play.

White delays the fireworks of the Exchange Gruenfeld and steers the game into a contest of strategic maneuvering. Some say the line is sterile and drawish. Maybe it is, but such "sterile" positions have a way of separating masters! See for yourself.

Kholmov vs Filip, 1954 
(D94) Grunfeld, 43 moves, 1-0

Good play vs weak pawns
V Makogonov vs Novotelnov, 1951 
(D94) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 1-0

V Makogonov vs Boleslavsky, 1951 
(D94) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

O Troianescu vs Botvinnik, 1952 
(D94) Grunfeld, 23 moves, 0-1

Sliwa vs K Plater, 1953
(D94) Grunfeld, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kholmov vs Korchnoi, 1954 
(D94) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gorenstein vs Korchnoi, 1956
(D94) Grunfeld, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

W Pietzsch vs Larsen, 1960
(D94) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Savon vs A Shmit, 1961 
(D94) Grunfeld, 81 moves, 1-0

I Bilek vs Filip, 1962 
(D94) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Planinc vs S Leban, 1965 
(D94) Grunfeld, 25 moves, 1-0

Kholmov vs Savon, 1967 
(D94) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Damjanovic vs Janosevic, 1967
(D94) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

R Verstraeten vs Smejkal, 1967
(D94) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 0-1

Savon vs Pribyl, 1967
(D94) Grunfeld, 38 moves, 1-0

J Trmal vs J Kozma, 1967
(D94) Grunfeld, 28 moves, 0-1

M Knezevic vs K Pytel, 1968
(D94) Grunfeld, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Sofrevski vs Gheorghiu, 1968
(D94) Grunfeld, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bagirov vs Stein, 1970 
(D94) Grunfeld, 23 moves, 0-1

J Agdamus vs Najdorf, 1970
(D94) Grunfeld, 41 moves, 0-1

Bagirov vs Pribyl, 1971
(D94) Grunfeld, 32 moves, 1-0

Bagirov vs Korchnoi, 1972
(D94) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 0-1

Bagirov vs Gulko, 1973 
(D94) Grunfeld, 73 moves, 1-0

Bagirov vs Z Krnic, 1974 
(D94) Grunfeld, 48 moves, 1-0

Bagirov vs Sax, 1974
(D94) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 1-0

Taimanov vs W Schmidt, 1974
(D94) Grunfeld, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Taimanov vs Tseshkovsky, 1974
(D94) Grunfeld, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Taimanov vs L Spassov, 1974 
(D94) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 1-0

Taimanov vs B Itkis, 1974
(D94) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

Bagirov vs Tukmakov, 1977
(D94) Grunfeld, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bagirov vs Tukmakov, 1977
(D94) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Averkin vs Tseshkovsky, 1974
(D94) Grunfeld, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bagirov vs Vaganian, 1975
(D94) Grunfeld, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivkov vs J Barle, 1975
(D94) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

W Schmidt vs W Martz, 1975
(D94) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bukic vs W Schmidt, 1975
(D94) Grunfeld, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bagirov vs N Radev, 1976 
(D94) Grunfeld, 36 moves, 1-0

Petursson vs Tukmakov, 1976
(D94) Grunfeld, 24 moves, 0-1

A Schneider vs Adorjan, 1977
(D94) Grunfeld, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bagirov vs M Mihaljcisin, 1977
(D94) Grunfeld, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Garcia Gonzalez vs J Lechtynsky, 1977
(D94) Grunfeld, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bagirov vs Savon, 1978
(D94) Grunfeld, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Miles vs Ribli, 1978 
(D94) Grunfeld, 45 moves, 1-0

Bagirov vs Smejkal, 1978
(D94) Grunfeld, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Torre vs Ftacnik, 1981
(D94) Grunfeld, 30 moves, 1-0

P Littlewood vs Ftacnik, 1980
(D94) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1-0

Ivkov vs K Pytel, 1980
(D94) Grunfeld, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bagirov vs Mikhalchishin, 1981
(D94) Grunfeld, 89 moves, 1/2-1/2

Drasko vs Jansa, 1981
(D94) Grunfeld, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Plaskett vs Tukmakov, 1983 
(D94) Grunfeld, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivkov vs M Cocozza, 1984
(D94) Grunfeld, 60 moves, 1-0

Miles vs P Strebel, 1985
(D94) Grunfeld, 20 moves, 1-0

Mikhalchishin vs Tseshkovsky, 1985
(D94) Grunfeld, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Miles vs Korchnoi, 1986 
(D94) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 0-1

Petursson vs Kudrin, 1987 
(D94) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

Miles vs F Dietze, 1986
(D94) Grunfeld, 45 moves, 1-0

Bagirov vs T Toshkov, 1987
(D94) Grunfeld, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bagirov vs P Kovacevic, 1988
(D94) Grunfeld, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Agdestein vs Korchnoi, 1989
(D94) Grunfeld, 55 moves, 0-1

V Kovacevic vs Z Kozul, 1993 
(D94) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 0-1

Bagirov vs Mikhalchishin, 1994
(D94) Grunfeld, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

T Weideman vs J Mont-Reynaud, 1994
(D94) Grunfeld, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

D Gurevich vs J Chudnovsky, 1995
(D94) Grunfeld, 45 moves, 1-0

Miles vs Vera Gonzalez-Quevedo, 1996
(D94) Grunfeld, 44 moves, 1-0

G Welling vs Tseitlin, 1996
(D94) Grunfeld, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Miles vs T Rumpf, 1997
(D94) Grunfeld, 24 moves, 1-0

Bagirov vs B Grill, 1998 
(D94) Grunfeld, 25 moves, 1-0

Zhu Chen vs Aronian, 1998
(D94) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 0-1

K Spraggett vs Yermolinsky, 1999
(D94) Grunfeld, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

T Carson vs M Dos Santos, 1999
(D94) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Aleksandrov vs Oral, 2000
(D94) Grunfeld, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Aleksandrov vs Oral, 2000
(D94) Grunfeld, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Aleksandrov vs Oral, 2000
(D94) Grunfeld, 39 moves, 0-1

S Strating vs Z Krnic, 2000
(D94) Grunfeld, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Joksic vs Tukmakov, 2000
(D94) Grunfeld, 25 moves, 0-1

S Strating vs I Sokolov, 2001
(D94) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 0-1

R Janssen vs Nijboer, 2002
(D94) Grunfeld, 39 moves, 1-0

V Akobian vs J Rowson, 2002
(D94) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Rustemov vs Z Kozul, 2002
(D94) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

R Kempinski vs G Demir, 2003
(D94) Grunfeld, 52 moves, 1-0

V Akobian vs Ehlvest, 2003 
(D94) Grunfeld, 25 moves, 0-1

A Rustemov vs E Vorobiov, 2004
(D94) Grunfeld, 41 moves, 1-0

A Rustemov vs A Timofeev, 2004 
(D94) Grunfeld, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Zenyuk vs J Shahade, 2004 
(D94) Grunfeld, 30 moves, 0-1

I Johannesson vs D Howell, 2005
(D94) Grunfeld, 38 moves, 1-0

P Littlewood vs S Knott, 2005
(D94) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 1-0

D Pacheco vs J F Pierrot, 2005 
(D94) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 0-1

Zhaoqin Peng vs A van Weersel, 2005 
(D94) Grunfeld, 70 moves, 1-0

M Roeder vs I Khamrakulov, 2005
(D94) Grunfeld, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Schneuwly vs Tukmakov, 2005
(D94) Grunfeld, 32 moves, 0-1

D Kosic vs J Lundin, 2005
(D94) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 1-0

Gleizerov vs M Sebenik, 2005
(D94) Grunfeld, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Paschall vs T Mirabile, 2005
(D94) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1-0

Bacrot vs Sasikiran, 2005
(D94) Grunfeld, 38 moves, 1-0

T Duchateau vs Sasikiran, 2006
(D94) Grunfeld, 56 moves, 0-1

Eljanov vs T L Petrosian, 2006
(D94) Grunfeld, 49 moves, 0-1

Tomashevsky vs Mamedyarov, 2006
(D94) Grunfeld, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

R Hamilton vs D Haessel, 2006
(D94) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi vs Svidler, 2006 
(D94) Grunfeld, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Foisor vs R Mogranzini, 2007
(D94) Grunfeld, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

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