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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Grunfeld Exchange 8.Rb1-TWIC 958

TWIC 9588.Rb1 0–0 9.Be2 b6(diagram)
The 7.Nf3-8.Rb1 exchange variation is very aggressive and requires precise defence. 


The 9...b6 method of defence is solid and does not have a massive theory requirement to play it. GM Bacrot played sharply and did not gain a plus until late in the middlegame. The resulting R vs. B ending required precise and instructive handling before the win was achieved.

Bacrot,E (2705) - Kurnosov,I (2660)
Grunfeld Exchange 8.Rb1 0–0 9.Be2 b6 [D85]
Bundesliga 2012–13 Baden Baden GER (11), 16.03.2013

Position 1
White has reached a favorable ending up an exchange for a P. What is the plan for white now?

White to Play


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