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The Gruenfeld Defence (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5) enjoys a special star statusin the family of Indian openings. It involves a daring, active concept: fightingfor control of the centre with an early d7-d5 thrust supported only by pieces.The ensuing lines and positions promise more active play than most openings.Black has to know the critical ideas and most promising plans as most lines arepretty sharp and concrete.Many top players have tried to "refute" the Gruenfeld, honorably failed andended up defending its charms with remarkable success. The opening is fullycovered in 50 sections covering all lines of any importance. Two bonus sectionsdiscuss typical endgames - Black usually has equal or superior chances inGruenfeld endings - as well as characteristic middlegame pawn structures. TheDVD presents a repertoire - for each variation the author shows the best or mostpromising line for an amateur or tournament player. The games database gives thechance to understand more than 8000 Gruenfeld games played by the best players -1300 of them deeply annotated. The majority of the notes are by Krasenkow andFtacnik who have diligently covered the opening in ChessBase Magazine for twodecades.
Video running time: 7 hours 21 min.
Lubomir Ftacnik is a Slovak grandmaster with decades of experience ininternational chess. As a younger member of a strong chess generation in theformer Czechoslovakia he helped to win silver at the Luzern Chess Olympiad in1982. Most of his fellow grandmasters have been keen defenders of GruenfeldDefence and the author has come up with his share of ideas in various lines. Thework on the Gruenfeld DVD is the fruit of 30 years experience with this activeand rewarding opening.
System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM,Windows XP, Windows Vista, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard
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