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Awesome game to review as an intro to the Grunfeld!
Thank you, excellent video. I recently decided to try the Grunfeld and you cover the basics very well! Your explanations are clear and are exactly the right level of detail for what I need. I am 1400 USCF.
why is it from white's perspective?
Maybe I should start studying Smyslov's games...
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Good video. Minor correction: Fischer's "Game of the Century" was not with Robert Byrne; it was with his brother Donald. But Fischer did play the Grunfeld.
first game playing grunfeld was a win in 14 moves thankssss for this gem.
A magnificent game by the great Smyslov. Great explanation, btw.
Good video but I would have prefered it from black's perspective.
I very much agree with Kalle99. If you're doing a black defense, switch the board. Also when a GM game is played to demonstrate, it would be helpful to put the name of the player's on the screen. Sometimes it is hard to catch what the names are when just stated. Has less to do with accents as it does with unusual international names.
I really like this whole video series.
I think the opening variation is labeled wrong in the side bar next to the video window. There it is labeled as the "Flohr Variation"; but looking at the "book openings" here at Chess.com, it shows Gruenfeld Defense: Flohr Variation as being 4 Nf3 followed by 5 Qa5+.
2 books (Shamkovich & Cartier; Botvinnik & Estrin) I have attribute this line up to 10. ... Qc7 to Shamkovich, both saying he discovered it-- but they don't call it a Shamkovich variation. It is called the "Smyslov Variation" In Chess Opening Essentials vol 3, and they cite (although they use a different move order) this famous game for that attribution.
Just started learning about this opening - great video and looking forward to the watching the others in the series
Savage game!!......Unreal how most of whites pieces were rendered useless.
Cheers for the lecture.
Sometimes you speak really funny. Your videos rule, though.
Very instructive. Beautiful game.
What i dont really like is that if they release a video on a specifik opening they dont care about how they show the board. I think chess.com should flip the board to show the black pieces first if they mainly show a video from black points of view and vice versa if the video is from whites point of view.
by IM Valeri Lilov
Get ready to learn everything you ever wanted to know about the Grunfeld Defense! FM Lilov kicks off this video series with an introduction into some of the most basic, and yet critical patterns in the Grunfeld. He then follows those recommendations by reviewing one of the most famous Grunfeld Games/Ideas in history... Check it out!
Gruenfeld Defense: Flohr Variation (D90)
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IM Valeri Lilov
Valeri feels fortunate to have learned to play chess from his father when he was only three, immediately becoming seriously engaged. By the age of seven he was able to play blindfold chess in several games at the same time. At the age of eight, he achieved a record-breaking ELO of 1985, and subsequently became the European Individual School Chess Champion U10 in Moscow, Russia. He has won over 30 medals in national and international competitions, and in 2008 achieved his highest rating of 2443 and in 2013, the title of International master.
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