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Opening Repertoire

The Grunfeld Defence

Nigel Davies



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05 April 2021
The Grunfeld Defence is is a combative reply to 1 d4 which has been favoured by many world champions including those two legends of the game, Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. It is an opening in the hypermodern style, in that Black generally allows White to build a strong centre early on in the expectation of being able to undermine it in the middlegame play. Opening Repetoire: The Grunfeld Defence book cuts through the dense theory that surrounds this opening and establishes a straightforward repertoire is based around consistent strategies and concepts. It has all the information necessary to enable the reader to begin playing the Grunfeld with confidence. There are also Grunfeld-type suggestions to counter White systems based on the English and Reti openings.

In Opening Repertoire: The Grunfeld Defence, Nigel Davies guides the reader through the complexities of the Grunfeld and carves out a repertoire for Black. He examines all aspects of this highly complex opening and provides the reader with well-researched, fresh, and innovative analysis. Each annotated game has valuable lessons on how to play the opening and contains instructive commentary on typical middlegame plans.
* A complete repertoire for Black against 1 d4.
* A question and answer approach provides an excellent study method.
Imprint:   Woodslane
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 170mm, 
ISBN:   9781781945742
ISBN 10:   1781945748
Pages:   288
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Nigel Davies is an International Grandmaster and respected coach. He is the author of numerous books and DVDs on the game and is known for the clarity of his explanations.

Reviews for Opening Repertoire: The Grunfeld Defence

... the English grandmaster favors a more mainstream approach, but one that is decidedly less theoretical than other recent works on the opening... Newcomers to the Grunfeld will find this an excellent introduction.--John Donaldson, International master

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