Grivas Opening Laboratory vol 3 - Efstratios Grivas

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Grivas Opening Laboratory vol 3 - Efstratios Grivas

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Paperback. 272 pages, Chess Evolution 2020

In the third book of the series we are dealing with how to face the ‘Queen’s Indian Defence’, a safe and strategic system which was extremely popular in the 80’s but is still played today even at the highest level.

The proposed system is based on the g3 Catalan structure, a system that has served me well for approximately 30 years, scoring a good 75% in a high number of games.

Well, this looks a bit too high, as the general winrate of the variation is 57.5%, when the expected rate is 51.5% to 52%, the natural average number of White’s ‘superiority’.

My quite high score is purely based on study and understanding of the system, leading to many equal positions being turned into full points!

Then we will move on to study how to face the ‘BogoIndian Defence’, another solid and strategic system, still seen today in top-level chess.

My proposed system is based on the move 4.bd2, a system that has served me well for approximately 30 years, scoring a good 72% across a large number of games.

Well, this looks a bit too high, as the generally expected score of the variation is only 59.0% (much better than 4.d2), against the expected White rate of 51.5% to 52%.

My quite high score is again purely based on the study and understanding of this system, converting many equal positions into wins!

Finally, we look at how to face the ‘Budapest Gambit’ (which includes the ‘Fajarowicz Variation’), a mainly tactical system which was never extremely popular but still it is played today, though mostly at the club players’ level.

Th e proposed system is based on the ‘Adler Variation’, a system that once again has served me well for many decades, scoring 75%, though across a limited number of games.

Well, this looks rather high also, as the ‘normal’ winrate of the variation stands at 58.5%, against the average expected White rate of 51.5% to 52%.