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Boris Avrukh is most complete. You will understand immediately that you should play something else at our level.
You won't be able to memorize everything. Else you would at least belong to the best players of the world. Understanding the ideas is much work at your level.
Knowledge helps to memorize. If you have collected and practised knowledge in an area you learn faster.
The only real recommendation that i have on grunfeld is a book by the famous Bent Larsen. It is called ZOOM, zero hour for operatve opening models. The book is 400 pages with over 500 grunfeld pawn structure games. Larsen is of the opinion that you need to learn patterns and he organises the book around all different patterns that he finds relevant with a grunfeld pawn structure. Both for black as for white, when playing a reversed grunfeld.
Hmm....dats perfect. ..I played few games in blitz in French defense but opponent replied with some unusual move order I lost dat game properly because I was not sure what he's doing....my point is people who are not aware of certain openings replied in unusual way which was not covered in video I saw on French.....
On your level you will always meet deviations from the mainlines. If you start to understand what's going on then you will learn much. Take a book with good annotated games and try to understand what's going on.
Nunn's books are excellent. Capablanca's Chess Fundamentals are great. They will teach you if you repeat them at different levels. R.Reti The Masters of the Chess Board is fun and excellent teaching. Beim about Morphy .... There's so much good literature before Xmas. Take something you like and reread it. Iirc N.Davies said it's better to read one book 20 times than 20 books one times.
About learing opening. The strong IM I.Schneider reported once in his block that he checked for one year playing in open tournaments, invitational tournament and the Bundesliga at which move he was in a new position. The average was between move 7 and 8! So much about learning lines.
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