Need sure points? Modern Exchange Grünfeld, 8.Rb1 Variation Edition

If you want to play for a draw, don’t leave anything to chance. Just force either a completely drawn ending or a perpetual.
Magnus Carlsen

It is good to review from time to time important lines such as the 8.Rb1 variation. If there is something you can bet on, it is that your opponents will know at least those ones. Such lines require knowledge of the strategic ideas and plans, as well as the possible tactical blows for both sides. The selection of games below are meant to be a starting point into a deeper exploration that you could do.

Game 1 – The Logical 12… b6!?

Game 2 – A simple twist

Game 3 – The Reliable Recipe 12… Bg4!

Eugen Demian

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Valer Eugen Demian

Author: Valer Eugen Demian

The player – my first serious chess tournament was back in 1974, a little bit late for today’s standards. Over the years I have had the opportunity to play all forms of chess from OTB to postal, email and server chess. The journey as a player brought me a lot of experience and a few titles along the way: FIDE CM (2012), ICCF IM (2001) and one ICCF SIM norm (2004). The instructor – my career as a chess teacher and coach started in 1994 and continues strong. I have been awarded the FIDE Instructor title (2007) for my work and have been blessed with great students reaching the highest levels (CYCC, NAYCCC, Pan-Am, WYCC). I am very proud of them! See my website for more information. I have developed my own chess curriculum on 6 levels based on my overall chess knowledge and hands-on experience. A glimpse of it can be seen in my first chess app:
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