Introduction to the Grunfeld defense

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Let me remind you that you can study the course on ANY device (even on non-windows device). You can watch the tutorial video in the FAQ here.


Now I’d like to share with you the introduction video to the course. In this video, I’ll show you a quick overview of the Grunfeld defense and its main ideas and plans.

P.S. After the study of the course, please write your impressions in the comments below. 🙂 I’d be glad to read your feedback. Thanks in advance!

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  1. Dear GM Smirnov,
    Nice to see another mainstream opening course and the intro is very good as always. I have one quick question about the lines discussed. White has one very interesting way to neutralize Black’s setup 1.d4 2.c4 3.f3 and I hope the course will tackle a way on how Black should handle this. In case not, I wish you could provide a good bonus lesson about this 😉
    Thanks in advance,

  2. You know, there is one way White can fully prevent any Grunfeld position. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.d5. Well, I never said it was good, but White can stop d5!

  3. Thank you GM Igor Smirnov for this introduction to the Grunfeld defense. When I play against the grunfeld defense I choose 4.Bg5 instead of 4.cxd5. I think that the last one is very sharp for white and a little risky. All my oponent are surprised when I choose 4.Bg5. When you play different lines you create problems to your opponent and they start to think a lot in the opening stage. As black I never try Grunfeld Defense but it is time to learn about this opening and to play
    training match.

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