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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!?
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.
Grunfeld Russian System 7…a6[D97]
AICF-AAI Cup 2012 New Delhi IND (2.2),22.12.2012
In the early middlegame white seems to have nothing special going on. What do you suggest?
White to Play
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