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📥 Download the PGN of the Grob’s Attack opening from this blog-post –
🔹 The Most Underrated Chess Opening –
This is a continuation of the “Most Underrated Chess Openngs” series by GM Igor Smirnov. In this video lesson, you will learn the Grob’s Attack, which starts with the unusual 1.g4.
The opening takes its name from Swiss International Master Henri Grob (1904–1974) who analysed it extensively and played hundreds of correspondence games with it.
A great thing about this opening is that the White’s first move 1.g4 is so rare that most of your opponents will be shocked to see it. Therefore, you get them out of their opening preparation giving you a great chance of winning the game!
Watch the video lesson and learn the typical ideas for White, most common traps that Black fall for, common responses of Black and how to exploit them.
00:00 Underrated Chess Opening: Grob’s Attack
00:38 Why 1.g4 – Ideas for White
01:46 Line-1: If Black plays 1…d5
03:26 Proof: 76% Win Rate
04:56 Black plays 3…e6 to support d5
06:51 Black plays 3…Be6 to support d5
08:30 Can you find the winning move?
08:49 Black’s best response
09:42 White’s aggressive response
10:57 Option-1: Solid approach
11:18 Option-2: Aggressive approach
12:02 Here is the TRICK…
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