The Grunfeld is an exciting and dynamic answer to 1 d4 and has become very popular at all levels of chess. A major reason for this is that it has been a long-time favorite of the worlds strongest-ever chess player Garry Kasparov who used it many times in his numerous World Championship battles. The Grunfeld very much relies on the principles of the hyper-modern school of chess: Black allows White to erect an impressive-looking center on the assumption that in the long run it could prove to be more of a liability than an asset. Play often becomes very complex and tactical one of the reasons the Grunfeld appeals to ambitious players. Despite its attractions some prospective Grunfeld players are discouraged by the necessity of needing to learn numerous different variations in such a complex 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 Whites tries whether its 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. Written by a renowned Grunfeld expert Covers all of Whites main tries Reveals the tactical and positional ideas for both sides Yelena Dembo is a young International Master from Greece with numerous tournament successes to her name including the bronze medal at the 2005 European Women's Championship and one Grandmaster norm. Shes a renowned chess coach who has taught students from over 30 countries. Shes also an experienced chess writer and a regular contributor to the quality publication Chess Informant. This is her first book for Everyman Chess.
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