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

Number of games in database: 628
Years covered: 1922 to 2020
Overall record:
   White wins 32.8%
   Black wins 21.8%
   Draws 45.4%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
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 26; games 1-25 of 628  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Saemisch vs Gruenfeld ½-½221922Bad PistyanD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
2. R Scott vs H E Price  ½-½731924BCF-ch 17thD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
3. J H Blake vs H Saunders  1-0491924BCF-ch 17thD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
4. Colle vs Gruenfeld 1-0571925Baden-BadenD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
5. G A Thomas vs S Landau  1-0261926Scarborough Premier (A)D82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
6. J Dobias vs L Burian  1-0631932Kautsky memD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
7. Spielmann vs A Becker  ½-½441933Trebitsch Memorial 16thD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
8. H Friedmann vs I Solin  1-0321935OlympiadD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
9. Dake vs C H Alexander 1-0421935OlympiadD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
10. Tartakower vs P Frydman 1-0241935LodzD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
11. Euwe vs Alekhine 1-0411935Alekhine - Euwe World Championship MatchD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
12. B Moller vs K Havasi  ½-½411936Munich OlympiadD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
13. Vidmar vs Koltanowski  1-0461936Hastings 1936/37D82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
14. W Fairhurst vs H E Atkins  1-0341937BCF-ch 30thD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
15. Kotov vs S B Gotthilf  ½-½241938Trade UnionsD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
16. S Landau vs Golombek  ½-½341939Hastings 1938/39D82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
17. S Landau vs Szabo  ½-½431939MatchD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
18. M Suarez Davila vs C de Ronde  0-1501939Buenos Aires ol (Men) prel-CD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
19. O Cruz Filho vs F Zita  ½-½521939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
20. A S Rocha vs A Gromer  ½-½381939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
21. Reshevsky vs Pinkus 1-0341940USA-chD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
22. Reshevsky vs I A Horowitz  ½-½271941Ch USA (match)D82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
23. S Bernstein vs Pinkus  ½-½611942Ventnor CityD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
24. Reshevsky vs H Baker  1-0301942USA-chD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
25. Fine vs Reshevsky 1-0741942New York USA speed ch (10-sec/move), USAD82 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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