Power openings: Grunfeld Defense Volume 2 – Systems without cxd5

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

Then the Grunfeld 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.

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!

Grunfeld Vol.2
Grunfeld Vol.2

Lines covered in Vol.2

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6
– 3.f3, 3.g3, 3.h4, 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.e3, 3.Bg5
3.Nc3 d5
– 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.h4, 5.Qb3, 4.Bg5, 4.Bf4, 4.e3, 4.Qa4+/Qb3

• 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. 3rd move sidelines
  3. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6
  4. Sidelines
  5. 3.h4
  6. 3.f3 c5 4.d5 d6 5.e4 e6
  7. 3.f3 c5 4.d5 d6 5.e4 e6 6.Nc3 Bg7 7.Nge2/Be3/Bg5
  8. 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.e3 0-0
  9. 3.g3
  10. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3
  11. Sidelines
  12. Double fianchetto
  13. early cxd5
  14. Ideas with Qb3
  15. Russian Systems with Qa4/Qb3
  16. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7
  17. 5.Qb3 dxc4 6.Qxc4 0-0 7.e4/Bf4
  18. 5.Qb3 dxc4 6.Qxc4 0-0 7.e4 a6 8.e5 b5
  19. Early Qb3/Qa4
  20. 4.e3
  21. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5
  22. 4.e3 Bg7 – Qb3 and b4 systems
  23. 4.e3 Bg7 – cxd5 systems
  24. 4.e3 Bg7 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Bd2/Be2
  25. 4.Bg5
  26. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5
  27. 4.Bg5 Bg7 5.Nf3 Ne4 – without an early cxd5
  28. 4.Bg5 Bg7 5.e3/Bxf6 – systems without Nf3
  29. 4.Bg5 Bg7 5.Bxf6 Bxf6 6.cxd5 c5 7.dxc5 Nd7
  30. 4.Bf4
  31. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5
  32. 4.Bf4 Bg7 5.Rc1/Nf3
  33. 4.Bf4 Bg7 5.e3 c5
  34. 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.h4
  35. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5
  36. 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.h4
  37. Exercises
  38. Description
  39. Exercise 1
  40. Exercise 2
  41. Exercise 3
  42. Exercise 4
  43. Exercise 5
  44. Exercise 6
  45. Exercise 7
  46. Exercise 8
  47. Exercise 9
  48. Exercise 10
  49. Exercise 11
  50. Exercise 12
  51. Exercise 13
  52. Exercise 14
  53. Exercise 15
  54. Exercise 16
  55. Outro