I take this as a con because I usually use my memorisation skills in the super theoretical grunfeld to beat people who forget the theory. But I really like the idea to. I bought this book over Christmas on a whim, and while I don’t regret buying it, it’s become one of those books that I have for the interesting. Beating the King’s Indian and Grunfeld gets to grips with the King’s Indian and Grunfeld, providing White with a number of easy-to-learn and.

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To answer TopNotch’s question, my guess is that the book is aimed at – level players or so.

I have no idea why people mention the KID and Grunfeld in the same breath. Thanks for letting me post. It s time for Kongs to strike back! Apr 19, 5.

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No idea about the Grunfeld. Beating the King’s Indian and Grunfeld. Do you remember why the KID was more similar? Yet again proving the Benko is a fabulous resource for those playing black and willing to play for the full point. I am sure that a White player who understood this very well could win quite a few games with it, but the same is true of the Black side of this dicey system, I opine.

As a side note, I’m actually having quite good results with 1. Najdorf and Averbhak both had great games in the KID during that tournament. I find it quite annoying when blurbs for opening books don’t give any indication of what lines the book covers. Players with attractive female avatars ThrillerFan 4 min ago. Practical Decisions in Critical Moments.


Beating The King’s Indian And Grunfeld

Bc4again including chapters on what to do if the main lines are avoided. Grunfeld on the other hand is full blooded concrete chess and I find it an extremely difficult opening to play with either colors.

Don’t quote me on that though, since I’m not at home. Magnus Carlsen–did he use cheat codes at world championship? Apr 19, 7.

KID nearly always involves a blocked center, while the Grunfeld almost never does. This is his second book for Everyman Chess; his first was Bird s Opening. Although a lot of grunfeld variations and positions look similar, it’s often that concrete, tactical moves that are of greater significance and home kigns plays a bigger role here a reason why Grunfeld is popular among hard working GMs.

On the other hand, the Grunfeld is an open game, direct assuat on white’s center with c5, clash type of opening. Give it a look. Beating the King’s Indian and Grunfeld Read times.

Thanks for the response, I think the repertoire Taylor proposes is quite suitable for diehard 1. This is a far cry from Watson’s Play the French. Apr 19, 3. Please select next action Go back or Go to wish list. Also benkobaby I’ve tried out the benko but it’s a bit too positional for me. It’s similar for the White side, as players who really like incian play against the KID tend to be less comfortable facing the Grunfeld, and again vice versa.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Theory isn’t the main point of the book, though Taylor does offer novelties in a lot of positions.


The Grunfeld usually becomes almost an anv position, with sharp piece play in many insian. Apr 22, In some sense grunfelr book is probably best viewed as a collection of mostly lightly annotated games all devoted to particular openings.

I think the whole 7. Difference between IM and GM’s? Mark all topics as READ. Of course not – the replies to Black’s c5 are legion. If you are serious about learning a new opening then do it the right way: Who told you otherwise? Bxc4when I like the feel of White’s position better. But I really like the idea to hack on the kingside, lose material on the queenside, and checkmate.

I think Taylor’s coverage of the “Liz” variation is particularly good, because this is a line that is often not taken very seriously in other books. I’m not sure how great the line is theoretically, but I’m ready to play it OTB on occasion. Discount will be calculated in the shopping basket. He also includes chapters on the various methods of avoiding the main line available to both White and Black.

There are 33 games in the King’s Indian and grunffld in the Grunfeld. frunfeld

Go back or Go to wish list. Na6 is given in the “Avoiding the Martz Tabiya” chapter, though someone playing the 7.