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

Number of games in database: 901
Years covered: 1922 to 2022
Overall record:
   White wins 32.2%
   Black wins 22.5%
   Draws 45.3%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Ivan Farago  13 games
Aleksey Dreev  12 games
Alexander Mikhalevski  9 games
Peter Svidler  16 games
Valeriy Neverov  13 games
Valeri Yandemirov  11 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1986
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935
A Pomar Salamanca vs Smyslov, 1972
Kashdan vs Reshevsky, 1942
Timman vs Kasparov, 1988
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 page 1 of 37; games 1-25 of 901  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Saemisch vs Gruenfeld ½-½221922Bad PistyanD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
2. R H Scott vs H E Price  ½-½731924British ChampionshipD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
3. J H Blake vs H Saunders  1-0491924British ChampionshipD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
4. Colle vs Gruenfeld 1-0571925Baden-BadenD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
5. Lasker vs Schlueter  1-0451925Simul, 30bD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
6. G A Thomas vs S Landau  1-0261926Scarborough Premier (A)D82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
7. J Dobias vs L Burian  1-0631932Kautsky memD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
8. R P Michell vs Sultan Khan  0-1641932British ChampionshipD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
9. E Glass vs H Mueller  0-1611932Trebitsch MemorialD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
10. Spielmann vs A Becker  ½-½441933Trebitsch MemorialD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
11. R P Michell vs Golombek  ½-½361935British ChampionshipD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
12. H Friedmann vs I Solin  1-0321935Warsaw OlympiadD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
13. Dake vs C H Alexander 1-0421935Warsaw OlympiadD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
14. Tartakower vs P Frydman 1-0241935LodzD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
15. Euwe vs Alekhine 1-0411935Alekhine - Euwe World Championship MatchD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
16. B Moller vs K Havasi  ½-½411936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
17. Vidmar vs Koltanowski  1-0461936Hastings 1936/37D82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
18. W Fairhurst vs H E Atkins  1-0341937British ChampionshipD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
19. Kotov vs S Gotthilf  ½-½241938Trade Unions ChampionshipD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
20. S Landau vs Golombek  ½-½341939Hastings 1938/39D82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
21. S Landau vs Szabo  ½-½431939Szabo - Landau MatchD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
22. J W Collins vs T Knorr  ½-½411939Ventnor CityD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
23. M Suarez Davila vs C de Ronde  0-1501939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-3D82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
24. O Cruz Filho vs F Zita  ½-½521939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-AD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
25. S Morales vs R Castro de Mendoza  1-0441939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  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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