GM Ivan Cheparinov (2718 FIDE) recorded an 8.5-hour course, Play the Gruenfeld - Part 2, where he handpicked the top-performing lines, and revealed his entire library of attacking plans & ideas.
We are happy to present the second part of Cheparinov’s Gruenfeld project – Play the Gruenfeld Defence – Part 2. You can find Part 1 here.
The starting position of this database arises after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7
True to his style, Cheparinov always looks for dynamic, challenging, and relatively less explored variations. Therefore, the suggested repertoire is perfect for ambitious players who always play for a win with Black.
The database consists of 19 theoretical chapters, 19 interactive test positions, a Memory Booster, and Video Version (8 hours and 22 mins).
When studying this course, don’t try to memorize all the variations (unless you are a 2700+ player). Nevertheless, we strongly suggest that you take a closer look at all the lines. In this way, you will see a lot of recurring tactical and positional ideas.
Since the Gruenfeld project builds full repertoire for Black after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5, some of you might wonder what Cheparinov suggests after 3.f3 and 3.g3.
In January, Cheparinov will release an update featuring these two important deviations. Besides, in the PGN file of the current database, you will find 7 bonus chapters, providing a full repertoire against the setups with f2-f3 and g2-g3. These chapters are taken from Cheparinov’s database King’s Indian Defence – Expert Repertoire for Black – Part 2.
The bonus content will enable you to start playing the Gruenfeld Defence immediately after studying the databases.
It goes without saying that you will receive all future updates for free.
Chapter 1 – 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 – 7.Bg5 (7.Ba3)
Chapter 2 – 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 – 7.Bb5+
Chapter 3 – 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 – 7.Qa4+
Chapter 4 – 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 – 7.Be3 (without Nf3)
Chapter 5 – 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 – 7.Nf3 c5 8.Be3
Chapter 6 – 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 – 7.Nf3 c5 8.h3 (8.Be2)
Chapter 7 – 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 – 7.Nf3 c5 8.Bb5+
Chapter 8 – 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 – 7.Nf3 c5 8.Rb1 Main Lines
Chapter 9 – 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 – 7.Bc4 Rare 10th Moves
Chapter 10 – 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 – 7.Bc4 Main Lines 10…b6
Chapter 11 – 3.f3
Chapter 12 – g3 – System Without 5.e3
Chapter 13 – g3 – System Without 5.Qa4
Chapter 14 – g3-System cxd5
Chapter 15 – g3 – System – Rare 7th moves
Chapter 16 – g3-System – 7.b3
Chapter 17 – g3-System – 7.Nbd2
Chapter 18 – g3-System – 7.Qb3
Chapter 19 – 3.h4
About the Author:
GM Ivan Cheparinov [FIDE 2718]
is a four-time Bulgarian champion (2004, 2005, 2012, 2018). GM Cheparinov competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2015, and 2017. In 2018, he switched his national federation to Georgia.