The Grunfeld is an exciting and dynamic answer to 1.d4, and has become very popular at all levels of chess. It relies on the principles of the hyper-modern school of chess: Black allows White to erect an impressive-looking center with the assumption that in the long run it could prove to be more of a liability than an asset. Play often becomes extremely complex and tactical. This is clearly one of the reasons why the Gunfeld appeals to ambitious players. It has been a long-time favorite of arguably the World's strongest ever chess player, Garry Kasparov. He utilized it many times in his numerous World Championship battles. Despite its attractions, some prospective Grunfeld players are discouraged by the necessity of needing to learn many different variations in such a multifaceted opening. In Play the Grunfeld however, opening expert Yelena Dembo circumvents this problem by producing a comprehensive and yet workable repertoire for Black, offering a solution against each of White's tries, whether a critical main line or a tricky sideline. After reading this book, you will have the required knowledge and confidence to begin playing the Grunfeld in your own games.
Author Yelena Dembo is an International Master from Greece with many tournament successes to her name, including the bronze medal at the 2005 European Women's Championship and one Grandmaster norm. She is a renowned chess coach who has taught students from over 300 countries. She is also an experienced chess writer and a regular contributor to the quality publication Chess Informant. This is her first book for Everyman Chess.
- Written by a Grunfeld specialist
- Covers all of White's main tries
- Reveals the tactical and positional ideas for both sides
- 192 Pages
- Publisher: Everyman
- Published: 2007
- Notation: Algebraic Notation