The Grob Attack

Dec 19, 2009, 1:30 PM |

Hello Chess Fans,

Today I am discussing a very interesting opening.  The Grob's Attack is a very good alternative to 1.e4, in my opinion. White immediately starts rolling the pawns on the king-side, and that can make anyone feel uncomfortable.  I still can't understand why people don't play it very often.  Take for instance the book "Chess Openings for Black, Explained". The authors give some good recommendations for other flank openings, like the Bird and Polish, but give nothing on the Grob. So let's look deeper into this opening...

The opening's main user was Henri Grob, who played 1.g4 in correspondence games against his newspaper subscribers. He used to like to play the Spike (which is eventually playing g5), but we are looking into a pawn gambit.  Here is an example of why I love the opening so much...



Thanks for reading, and hope you try out the Grob's Attack