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Grunfeld, Exchange (D86)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 d5 4 cxd5 Nxd5 5 e4 Nxc3 6 bxc3 Bg7
7 Bc4

Number of games in database: 2028
Years covered: 1924 to 2023
Overall record:
   White wins 31.8%
   Black wins 27.3%
   Draws 40.9%

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Rainer Knaak  25 games
Svetozar Gligoric  23 games
Anton Korobov  20 games
Peter Svidler  31 games
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave  28 games
Wolfgang Uhlmann  26 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Spassky vs Fischer, 1966
Spassky vs Fischer, 1970
Kramnik vs Svidler, 1998
Filip vs Korchnoi, 1954
Spassky vs Stein, 1964
Ponomariov vs Carlsen, 2010
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 page 1 of 82; games 1-25 of 2,028  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R P Michell vs H E Price  0-1381924British ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
2. E Lundin vs K Helling  ½-½221931Prague OlympiadD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
3. O Moiseev vs Simagin 0-1411950URS-ch sf TulaD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
4. Simagin vs N Kopaev 1-0411951URS-ch sf LvovD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
5. D Rovner vs Simagin 0-1381951URS-ch sf LvovD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
6. F J Perez Perez vs Pilnik  0-1421951MadridD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
7. I Kindij vs B Milic  0-1431951Yugoslav ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
8. N Kopilov vs Simagin 1-0601951USSR ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
9. Z Kovacs vs B Milic  ½-½381952Vienna 1951/52D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
10. H Kramer vs T van Scheltinga  ½-½271952HoogovensD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
11. E Jimenez Zerquera vs L Prins  ½-½431952HavanaD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
12. R Garcia Vera vs Bolbochan  0-1741952Mar del PlataD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
13. V L Szentkiralyi Toth vs P Trifunovic  0-1391952Rio de JaneiroD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
14. Evans vs P Trifunovic  ½-½641952Helsinki Olympiad Final-AD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
15. E Pedersen vs H Platz  1-0321952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
16. L A Sanchez vs Pachman  ½-½421952Stockholm InterzonalD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
17. Z Boleslawski vs K Plater  ½-½321952Polish ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
18. J Gadalinski vs J Sowinski  0-1671952Polish ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
19. G Koshnitsky vs Olle Smith  ½-½271953Australia v Sweden corr matchD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
20. Spassky vs J Sajtar ½-½301953BucharestD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
21. K Androvitzky Borloy vs L Navarovszky  1-0431953Hungarian ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
22. Pachman vs J Sajtar  ½-½221953Czechoslovak ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
23. L Alster vs Filip 0-1461953Czechoslovak ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
24. G Ilivitsky vs Korchnoi  1-0291954URS-ch sf YerevanD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
25. V Liavdansky vs Boleslavsky 1-0501954URS-ch sf GorkyD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-05-05  Knight13: This is a common opening for people who likes the Grunfeld. It occured few times in my games when I played this opening as Black.
Oct-23-05  henderson10: Seems hard to justify exchanging a d-pawn for a b-pawn as black, since there appears to be no real compensation for it.
Jul-07-06  themindset: the compensation is an open game with an unobstructed fianchettoed bishop.
Oct-29-07  utssb: There is ample compensation. Black's dark-squared Bishop has great influence and White must struggle to retain a solid Pawn structure in the Center. A great deal of pressure is put upon White's d-pawn. There is more than enough counter-play in this variation.
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  Penguincw: Opening of the Day:
Grunfeld, Exchange (D86)
1.d4 ♘f6 2.c4 g6 3.♘c3 d5 4.cxd5 ♘xd5 5.e4 ♘xc3 6.bxc3 ♗g7 7.♗c4

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  Penguincw: Opening of the Day

Grunfeld, Exchange
1.d4 ♘f6 2.c4 g6 3.♘c3 d5 4.cxd5 ♘xd5 5. e4 ♘xc3 6.bxc3 ♗g7 7.♗c4

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