Alexander Delchev & Evgenij Agrest
A Complete Repertoire for BlackView contents & sample pages (pdf)
The Safest Grunfeld offers a complete repertoire for Black against 1.d4, based on the Grunfeld Defence, and various Anti-Grunfeld systems such as 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3, 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.b4, and 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Nc3. The book follows Chess Stars trademark structure with 3 chapters in every part. "Main Ideas" aims to give you a succinct review of the theory and the basic knowledge that should allow you to start playing the opening without much study. They also give examples of middlegame plans and typical tactical motifs, to complement the theoretical "Step by Step" and "Complete Games" chapters. In most main lines, the authors offer at least two alternative setups for Black - one solid system, and a more challenging approach. The material is up-to-date to April 1st 2011.
Alexander Delchev is a Bulgarian Grandmaster. He has won the Bulgarian Championship three times and participated in five Chess Olympiads. He is also co-author of the popular "Safest Sicilian". Evgenij Agrest is a Grandmaster from Belarus who now lives in Sweden. He is four times Swedish Champion and has represented Sweden in six Chess Olympiads.
Published 2011, softback, 348 pages.