Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...Nf6/2. c4/2...g6/3. Nc3/3...d5/4. cxd5/4...Nxd5/5. Na4

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Grünfeld Defence
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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Grünfeld Defence - Nadanian Variation[edit]

5. Na4!?[edit]

This strange looking move was first employed by Ashot Nadanian in 1996. Usually it is not recommended to put Knights on the edge of the board, but here it is meaningful. White takes the important c5-square under control and going to banish black's Knight from the center with е4 move. In the further the a4-Knight can occupy the c5-square and attack the pawn on b7.

Theory table[edit]

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5

5 6 7 8 9 10
Na4
Bg7
e4
Nb6
Be3
O-O
Nf3
Bg4
=
...
e5
dxe5
Bb4+
Bd2
Ne3
fxe3
Bxd2+
Qxd2
Qh4+
g3
Qxa4
...
Nf6
Nf3
Bg7
g3
Nc6
Bf4
Nd5

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References[edit]

  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999. John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.