The Gruenfeld Defense -1- (D80)

Sep 6, 2012, 12:33 AM |

The Gruenfeld defense has become recently very popular. Perhaps because it can become very dynamically without leaving positional grounds.

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5!

This is the starting position. The most principal white continuation is the Exchange Variation

White has now a strong center, but Black attacks it immediately. This is the main Gruenfeld theme.