Many players are attracted to the strategic complexity of 1.d4 openings, but do not know how to deal with the dynamic Grünfeld Defence. In this book International Master Edward Dearing suggests the answer is the Modern Exchange Variation, as favoured by Kramnik, Gelfand, Anand and other top grandmasters on numerous occasions.
Challenging the Grünfeld offers the experienced player in-depth coverage of this complex opening, but also gives the less ambitious reader the chance to understand the most important points by playing through the 50 main games and reading the explanations. Dearing skillfully leads the reader through the book by including clear conclusions to every game and chapter.
But Challenging the Grünfeld offers more than just a repertoire for White against this topical system: It is a thorough guide to a very complex opening system, more in the style of old "complete" opening books.
Challenging the Grünfeld is essential reading for defenders of this opening system as well as those who want to "challenge the Grünfeld."
List of Content
015 1. The Presumptuous 12...a5!?
041 2. The Logical 12...b6!?
062 3. The Chameleon 12...Nd7!?
085 4. The Reliable Recipe 12...Bg4!
125 5. Rare 12 th Move Alternatives and 11.Qd2!?
135 6. The Provocative 9...Nc6!?
146 7. The lnsidous 10...Ne5!?
165 8. The Indubitable 9...b6!?
188 9. Early Alternatives and Miscellany
197 Index of variations
205 Index of games