By playing 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3, White kills three birds with one shot. First of all, this is a natural way of seizing space. The second merit of 3.f3 is that it throws the Grünfeld fans out of their main repertoire. The third point is that it allows White to delay the development of his queen’s knight. While in most systems its natural stand is on c3, against ...c5 plans it may go to d2 or a3, leaving c3 free for the other knight. Of course, Black can also choose the King’s Indian. Then the Sämisch is probably the most straightforward and natural answer. White’s result in this particular branch (without 3.Nc3) is above 60%! Higher than any other system against the K.I.D.
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Part 1. Anti-Grünfeld I
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 d5
Part 2. Anti-Grünfeld II
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 Nc6, rare lines
Part 3. Benoni/Volga Deviations
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 c5 4.d5
Part 4. King’s Indian with ...c5
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nc3 0-0 6.Be3 c5
Part 5. The Panno Variation
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nc3 0-0 6.Be3 Nc6
Part 6. Main Line Panno Variation
3.f3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nc3 0-0 6.Be3 Nc6 7.Nge2 a6 8.Qd2 Rb8
Part 7. Byrne Variation
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nc3 c6 6.Be3 a6
Part 8. The Classical Main Line
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nc3 0-0 6.Be3 e5 7.Nge2
Part 9. Alternative Move Orders
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Ne2
Index of Branches
232 Seiten, 1. Auflage 2013, kartoniert, englisch.