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Grunfeld (D90)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 d5 4 Nf3

Number of games in database: 1000
Years covered: 1923 to 2021
Overall record:
   White wins 33.1%
   Black wins 29.4%
   Draws 37.5%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov  18 games
Aryan Tari  12 games
Salomon Flohr  8 games
Ian Nepomniachtchi  12 games
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave  12 games
Kateryna Lagno  9 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Smyslov vs Stein, 1969
Palatnik vs I Stohl, 1986
Mamedyarov vs Giri, 2013
V Goglidze vs Botvinnik, 1935
Huebner vs Kasparov, 1986
Sajtar vs Smyslov, 1946
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 page 1 of 40; games 1-25 of 1,000  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Moritz vs Gruenfeld  0-131192323. DSB KongressD90 Grunfeld
2. Colle vs H Mattison  ½-½451924Paris Unofficial OlympiadD90 Grunfeld
3. J A Seitz vs L Steiner  1-0301925DebrecenD90 Grunfeld
4. V Kondybin vs G Stepanov (Schneideman)  1-0341925Samara championshipD90 Grunfeld
5. Kupchik vs Torre  ½-½411925MatchD90 Grunfeld
6. Factor vs Torre 0-1381926ChicagoD90 Grunfeld
7. E Stoeckl vs A Gerschenkron  0-1361934Trebitsch Memorial 1934/35D90 Grunfeld
8. Capablanca vs Botvinnik ½-½241935MoscowD90 Grunfeld
9. V Goglidze vs Botvinnik 0-1291935MoscowD90 Grunfeld
10. D Podhorzer vs E Sorensen  ½-½571935Warsaw OlympiadD90 Grunfeld
11. P Frydman vs A Macht  1-0461935Warsaw OlympiadD90 Grunfeld
12. H Kalnins vs P F Schmidt  0-1331936International Olympic trainingD90 Grunfeld
13. A Kiprov vs H Friedmann  0-1431936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadD90 Grunfeld
14. A Kiprov vs M Luckis  ½-½261936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadD90 Grunfeld
15. E Reinhardt vs K Richter  0-1491937Berlin BSGD90 Grunfeld
16. A Simonson vs H Morton  1-0411938USA-chD90 Grunfeld
17. A Reynolds vs P List  0-1231939BirminghamD90 Grunfeld
18. Graf-Stevenson vs Keres  0-1221939Buenos AiresD90 Grunfeld
19. P R Geffe vs Pinkus  0-1271940USA-chD90 Grunfeld
20. Denker vs P R Geffe  1-0321940USA-chD90 Grunfeld
21. Flohr vs Boleslavsky  ½-½431944KievD90 Grunfeld
22. Flohr vs Tolush 1-0511944USSR ChampionshipD90 Grunfeld
23. Flohr vs V Mikenas  ½-½581944USSR ChampionshipD90 Grunfeld
24. Flohr vs A Zhivtsov 1-0371945Moscow-chD90 Grunfeld
25. Lilienthal vs Simagin  1-0611945Moscow-chD90 Grunfeld
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-06-07  realbrob: No kibizting about the Gruenfeld defense? I think it's a good answer to 1.d4, it's an alternative to the Queen Gambit and it's more dynamic than the East Indian and other openings after 1..Nf6. (I don't mean the East Indian is bad, it's all about the style of the player).
Apr-06-07  alicefujimori: "East" Indian??
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  Yelena Dembo: Dear friends,

I have written a book on the Gruenfeld Defence (Play the Gruenfeld) for EverymanChess Publishing and it will be out in June in the US & EU in July.

Please check out the ebook free samples and contents at !:-)

Best wishes,

Premium Chessgames Member
  Yelena Dembo: This is a recent review of my book on Gruenfeld by Jeremy Silman. Enjoy!

Oct-18-07  Manuel G. Vergara: Hi Yelena: I am one among your numerous chess loving fans here in the philippines particularly here in Baguio City the venue of the Karpov-Korchnoi world championship match that was made in 1978. Warm regards!!!
Apr-12-08  Markuswerth: D90- Three knights exchange is the best line of Gruenfeld.
Apr-12-08  Markuswerth: Nonetheless, I dislike Gruenfeld lines... I prefer 2 nc3 (A45/D00--- my favourite response to 1 d4 nf6)

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