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Grunfeld Trends 2012 TWIC 946;Verifying Schandorff 1.d4 The Indian Defences

Schandorff proposes the following line in Playing 1.d4 The Indian Defences(Quality Chess 2012).

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Qb3 dxc4 6.Qxc4 0–0 7.e4 a6 8.e5 b5 9.Qb3 Nfd7 10.Ng5!?

10.Ng5

Here is a recent(TWIC 946) game played in this line. Scandorff bases his idea on a 2010 Carlsen game where black played 12…Bf5 but now the trend is to 12…Na5 and other moves.

I found improvements for both sides in this game with black’s coming before white’s. My overall conclusion is that 10.Ng5 leads to equal but complex play.

Korobov,A(2702)-Gupta,Ab(2662)
Grunfeld Russian System 7…a6[D97]
AICF-AAI Cup 2012 New Delhi IND (2.2),22.12.2012

Position 1
In the early middlegame white seems to have nothing special going on. What do you suggest?

White to Play

14…Bb7
Position 2
Black must make a key decision in this RRB-RRB ending. What do you suggest for black
  • 24…Rfc8(as played in the game) activating the rook at the cost of a pawn. After …Rc2, the active rook fully compensates for the pawn.
  • 24…Bf6 defends both pawns but black is no closer to full mobilization
  • Something else
 Black to Play
24.Rxe4
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