The Gruenfeld Defense -2- (D80)

The Gruenfeld Defense -2- (D80)

Sep 23, 2012, 9:19 AM |

The starting point of the lesson today is


It is the Exchange Variation in Gruenfeld Defense. White has build up a strong center but Black will attack it soon.

White has here in move 7 two main options:

a) 7.Bc4 (with 8. Ne2)


b) 7. Nf3 (with 8. Be2)

If you want to play  the Gruenfeld Defense with Black you should be prepared  for both lines very well, because they both have been analyzed very far. 

So let`s have a look at

a) 7. Bc4


Next time we shall see how it can go on in early middle game