Power openings: Grunfeld Defense Volume 1 – Systems with cxd5

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You are looking for an active answer to 1.d4?

Then the Grünfeld Indian is an excellent choice! Not by chance this opening is one of the main weapons of some top grandmasters: with active play and emphasis on tactics, Black counters White’s strong center, immediately facing him with concrete problems.

Grunfeld Vol.1
Grunfeld Vol.1

In this video course, the Austrian number 1 and Grünfeld expert Markus Ragger gives you the necessary knowledge to outplay your opponents with the Grünfeld. In over 10 hours (volumes 1 and 2), he presents the most important main and sidelines.

Subsequently, you have the chance to apply your freshly acquired knowledge in interactive video format, finding the right moves in response to the author’s questions. What’s more, you can practice the repertoire and play out the Grünfeld structures against the computer. So – start studying the Grünfeld right away!

Lines covered in Vol.1

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5
– 5.Bd2, 5.g3, 5.Na4, 5.Qb3/Qa4
5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7
– 7.Ba3, 7.Bc4, 7.Be3, 7.Bb5, 7.Qa4, 7.Bg5
7.Nf3 c5
– 8.Rb1, 8.Be2, 8.h3, 8.Bb5, 8.Be3

• Video running time: 5 hours (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Training with ChessBase apps – Memorize the opening repertoire and play key positions against Fritz on various levels
• Database with model games

 


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Content Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. 5th move sidelines
  3. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5
  4. Early Qa4/Qb3
  5. 5.Na4
  6. 5.g3
  7. 5.Bd2 Bg7 6.e4 Nxc3 7.Bxc3 0-0 8th move sidelines
  8. 5.Bd2 Bg7 6.e4 Nxc3 7.Bxc3 0-0 8.Qd2 Nc6
  9. 7th move alternatives
  10. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7
  11. 7.Ba3
  12. 7.Bg5
  13. 7.Qa4
  14. 7.Bb5
  15. 7.Bc4
  16. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7
  17. 7.Bc4 c5 8.Ne2 0-0 9.Be3 Nc6 – without short castle
  18. 7.Bc4 c5 8.Ne2 0-0 9.Be3 Nc6 10.0-0 b6 – Systems without Qd2
  19. 7.Bc4 c5 8.Ne2 0-0 9.Be3 Nc6 10.0-0 b6 – Systems with Qd2
  20. 7.Nf3 c5 8.Be2/h3/Bb5
  21. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5
  22. 8.Be2
  23. 8.h3
  24. 8.Bb5
  25. 8.Be3
  26. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5
  27. 8.Be3 Qa5 9.Qd2/Nd2
  28. 8.Be3 Qa5 9.Qd2 Nc6 10.Rb1
  29. 7.Be3 c5 8.Rc1/Qd2
  30. 8.Rb1
  31. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5
  32. 8.Rb1 0-0 9.Be2 cxd4/Nc6/Nd7
  33. 8.Rb1 0-0 9.Be2 cxd4 10.cxd4 Qa5+ 11.Bd2 Qxa2 12.0-0 Bg4 13.d5/Rxb7
  34. 8.Rb1 0-0 9.Be2 cxd4 10.cxd4 Qa5+ 11.Bd2 Qxa2 12.0-0 Bg4 13.Be3/Bg5
  35. Exercises
  36. Description
  37. Exercise 1
  38. Exercise 2
  39. Exercise 3
  40. Exercise 4
  41. Exercise 5
  42. Exercise 6
  43. Exercise 7
  44. Exercise 8
  45. Exercise 9
  46. Exercise 10
  47. Exercise 11
  48. Exercise 12
  49. Exercise 13
  50. Exercise 14
  51. Exercise 15
  52. Outro