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Grande Pf4
Compiled by fredthebear
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This file was assembled for the f-pawn collections that Fredthebear came across over the past few days. It's more about the links than the games herein.

* Starting Out book: Game Collection: Sicilian Grand Prix Attack

* 2...d6 collection: Game Collection: Grand Prix 2...d6

3.f4 article: https://chessmasterschool.com/clien...

* Opening Explorer: Opening Explorer

* McDonnell Variation: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

* Closed Variation: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

Double King Pawn -

* Spassky's KG: Game Collection: 0

* Short's KG: Game Collection: Nigel Short in King´s Gambit

* Fischer's Defense to the KG: Opening Explorer

* by Dreamcircus
Incredibly popular on the British weekend chess tournament circuit in the late eighties and early nineties due to some spectacular victories for White, the Grand Prix Attack is seen far less often these days as analysis has shown several ways for Black to achieve at least equality. It is played in response to the Sicilian Defense, and is a blatant attempt to generate a crude, but often effective, kingside attack directly from the opening. The opening moves are:

1.e4 c5
2.Nc3 (the alternative move order, 2.f4, allows Black to play 2...d5 which forces White to spend many moves trying to neutralize Black's initiative.) 2...Nc6
3.f4

With this move, White effectively renounces his usual strategy against the Sicilian Defense, which is to open up the center and aim for quick development, in favour of immediately gaining space on the kingside. The plan for development and attack is mechanical and straightforward - if Black plays the main lines with a bishop fianchetto on g7, White will continue with the following moves (usually, though not always, in this order): Nf3, Bc4, d3, o-o, Qe1, f5, Qh4, Bh6, Ng5 followed (he hopes) by a rapid checkmate. This strategy worked very well for the first few years of the Grand Prix Attack's popularity.

Unfortunately, while White is carrying out his plan, Black also has things to be doing, and the most effective and modern tactics involve controlling and opening up the center of the board, rather than grabbing material and passively allowing White's buildup:

3...g6
4.Nf3 Bg7
5.Bc4 e6
6.f5!? (A pawn sacrifice which should not be accepted. If Black plays 6...exf5 now, then White simply plays 7.d3, letting Black have an extra pawn in return for guaranteeing that the center now cannot be opened up by Black's d7-d5 pawn push. A closed center allows White to attack on the kingside with impunity, and is worth at least a pawn.) 6...Nge7
7.fxe6 fxe6
8.d3 d5!?

A complicated position is reached in which Black has as many chances as White due to the fluidity of the center and the possibilities of gaining space on the queenside by b7-b5. There are many lines possible in the Grand Prix Attack depending on the moves chosen by either player (for instance, White can play 5.Bb5 instead of 5.Bc4, or Black can play 7...dxe6 instead of 7...fxe6, each of which leads to a completely different kind of position). However, the opening has been waning in popularity as defensive ideas against White's plan become more well-known even at lower levels of chess tournament play.

One of the first books on the Grand Prix Attack was written by Grandmaster Julian Hodgson, one of its most successful exponents, but the authoritative work is generally agreed to be Gary Lane's The Grand Prix Attack. James Plaskett recently brought out a book called Sicilian Grand Prix Attack which, according to at least one reviewer, contributes little in the way of new analysis or ideas.

References:
http://www.infochess.com/Group2/Pub... http://www.chessopolis.com/br/grand...
http://www.chessopolis.com/br/sicil...

Sicilian Grand Prix Attk d3, delayed B (B23) 1-0 Pin, Q shuffle
P Cleghorn vs T Hay, 1972
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed 3.f4 d5 (B23) 1/2-1/2
Pribyl vs I Nei, 1973
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Closed 3.f4 4.Bc4(B23) 1-0Methodical Kside destruction
G Welling vs Kappler, 1983 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attk 5.Bb5 Nd4 6.0-0 NxBb5 (B23) 1-0
A Cabrera vs A Frois, 2002 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nd4xBb5 Grand Prix Attk (B23) 1-0 Deflect the Defender
E Zude vs T Lowitz, 2006 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attk 5.Bb5 Nd4 6.0-0 NxBb5 (B23) 1-0
A Gutov vs V Feldman, 2011
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicil Grand Prix Attk 5.Bb5 Nd4 6.0-0 NxB (B23) 1-0 Joust w/Q
B Thorfinnsson vs C Jeitz, 2011
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 74 moves, 1-0

Sicil Grand Prix Attk 5.Bb5 Nd4 6.0-0 NxB (B23) 1-0Build bridge
Lenderman vs S Berndt, 2012 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 56 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Grand Prix Attack Bb5-Be2 (B23) 0-1
V Bucinskas vs Smirin, 2011
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 13 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed Bb5-Bc4. Traditional (B25) 1-0 Blistering thrts
Y Gozzoli vs L Delorme, 2006 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attack 10.BxNc6 (B23) 1-0 Junior boys
E D Agdestein vs E Acuner, 2005
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 63 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attk 5.Bb5+ Nc6 6.BxNc6 (B23) 1-0
Short vs Yifan Hou, 2012 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Grand Prix Attack 5.g3 d5 (B23) 1/2-1/2
A Savage vs M Bock, 1999
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Grand Prix Attk 5.g3 d5 (B23) 0-1 Promote then defend
Hess vs Fedorowicz, 2003 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 39 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Grand Prix Attack 5.g3 dxe4 (B23) 1-0
M Martos Exposito vs S Almagro Mazariegos, 2001
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Closed. Bg2 vs Bg7 Botvinnik Defense I (B25) 0-1
S Davidov vs N Miezis, 2007
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 42 moves, 0-1

Games 57 in Starting Out: The Sicilian by John Emms
Short vs Gelfand, 1991 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attack 5.Bc4 Nc6 (B23) 1-0 Correspond
J Gather vs M Bock, 1999
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attk 5.Bc4 Bg7 (B23) 1-0Discover Dbl++
F Windekilde vs D B Jensen, 2001 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 17 moves, 1-0

Sic Grand Prix Attk 5.Bc4 vs Bg7 (B23) 1-0What happened to her?
I Merkulova vs S R Sgircea, 2001 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attk 5.Bc4 Bg7 (B23) 1-0 Pawn snipping
Mitkov vs J C Alvarez Marquez, 2000
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attk 5.Bc4 Bg7 (B23) 1-0
Hoang Thong Tu vs J Clavijo, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attk 5.Bc4 vs Bg7 (B23) 1-0 Cross pin
M Smits vs D Hamelink, 2001 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attk 5.Bc4 Bg7 (B23) 1-0 Q vs 3 pieces
Nepomniachtchi vs Khismatullin, 2006 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 57 moves, 1-0

Pre-teen Wesley So
P Marie vs So, 2006 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 18 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Grand Prix Attk Bc4 (B23) 0-1 Discovered attack gains
G Zimmermann vs Negi, 2005 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 37 moves, 0-1

Sic Bc4 Grand Prix Attack. Schofman Var (B23) 0-1 Fab passer
V Flaming vs Belikov, 2005
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 30 moves, 0-1

Sic Bc4 Grand Prix Attack. Schofman ML QxQd8 (B23) 0-1 Passer
T Wedberg vs Kharlov, 1992
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 39 moves, 0-1

Sic Bc4 Grand Prix Attk. Schofman f5xe6 (B23) 0-1Cops & Robbers
O B Vea vs S McGrane, 2006
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 56 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attk. Schofman Var (B23) 0-1Englishmen
Hebden vs Speelman, 1982 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 27 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attack. Schofman Var (B23) 1-0 Women's
S Maroroa vs D I Ibrahim, 2004
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 22 moves, 1-0

10. Bxf7+! preceded Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958
Bastrikov vs Shamkovich, 1958 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Chameleon Ne2xd4 (B23/B77) 1-0 R eats the edge
Hort vs Forintos, 1969 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed. Chameleon (B23) 0-1 He gave her away
J Radovanovic vs M Quinn, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1/2-1/2 Squeezed too tight
C El Idrissi vs A Laaroussi, 2001 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def Closed/Grand Prix (B23) 1-0 Resourceful attack!
G Jones vs A Zarkaj, 2008
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed/Grand Prix (B23) 1-0 Early exchange of Qs
G Jones vs Rublevsky, 2010
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 61 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Two bloody Russians
S Levitsky vs F Duz-Khotimirsky, 1903 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 aggressive knight!
P Florescu vs I Ionica, 2001 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 47 moves, 1-0

Sicil Grand Prix 5.Bc4 Bg7 (B23) 0-1 simul garbled scoresheet
W Groenegress vs Fischer, 1970 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attack (B23) 0-1 Passer allows capture
M Dean vs M Burrows, 2014
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Artful Kside assault
K Shanava vs A Gurkin, 2012 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 26 moves, 1-0

Grand Prix Attack 5.Bc4 (B23) 1-0 Clever demolition sac 21.Nxe6
Anand vs Gelfand, 1996 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack (B23) 0-1 Pawn fork, Spearhead
O Mikalsen vs Carlsen, 2003 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack 9.Bb5 (B23) 1/2-1/2 Long EG
A Melekhina vs A Eswaran, 2014 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Smyslov vs Taimanov, 1959 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack 6...Nd4xBb5 (B23) 1/2- R ending awry
E Bamber vs I Gourlay, 2001
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 91 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Grand Prix Attack 6...NxBb5 (B23) 1/2-1/2
A Cabrera vs V Malakhov, 2005
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Pins lurk
Weeramantry vs J Troyan, 2001
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Closed (B23) 1-0? Unexplained result
Nikita Petrov vs Khismatullin, 2018 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Closed (B23) 0-1 28...?
K Bryzgalin vs A Iljushin, 1998 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 44 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Grand Prix Attack (B23) · 1-0
Kasparian vs Bronstein, 1947 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Closed. Korchnoi Def (B23) 1/2-1/2
P Wang vs F Olafsson, 2007 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Lasker vs Levenfish, 1936 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 P roller breakthrough
G Giorgadze vs Xu Jun, 1996 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Chigorin vs Von Popiel, 1902 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 54 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Black Q is trapped
A Bryn vs C Sigamoney, 2010 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Grand Prix Attack (B23) 0-1 Find the finish
R M M U Muhandiram vs I K Sukandar, 2010 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 29 moves, 0-1

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