KING'S INDIAN AND GRÜNFELD: FIANCHETTO LINES (Lasha Janjgava)
320 pages (210 mm by 145 mm)
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By calmly fianchettoing his king's bishop in reply to the King's Indian and Grünfeld, White seeks to draw the sting from these dynamic defences and exert positional pressure throughout the middlegame. By refusing to create a massive pawn-centre, he offers Black no target for counterplay. Some of the lines become very sharp, especially if Black makes an all-out attempt to generate counterplay and provokes White into hand-to-hand fighting. These lines in particular call for accurate, detailed analysis, and Janjgava provides this in abundance.
Lasha Janjgava is a grandmaster from Georgia, and President of the Tbilisi Chess Federation. He has represented his country four times in chess olympiads, and has built up a formidable reputation as a very hard player to beat. This is his third chess book for Gambit. See also The Petroff, and The Queen's Gambit & Catalan for Black.
"...Janjgava not only includes both systems; he also gives lines that arise from the English (A39). He provides an abundance of detailed and often original analysis for those looking to exert positional pressure in the face of Black's proposed dynamism. It's undeniably a must if you play this system." - Mark Donlan, Chess Horizons
"Most King's Indian and Grünfeld players are very well prepared for the normal white lines, this book presents a great opportunity to unsettle your opponent and play the lines that this book will teach you to understand and enjoy. A very useful book for Correspondence/ email players who recognise their database may contain millions of games but you still need to understand how a particular opening or defence should be played." - Michael Blake, IECG Newsletter
"...is an interesting concept, to combine in one volume what one would normally have to seek in two. This fat book...is densely-packed with information and the suitability of the opening for White in CC cannot be denied." - Tim Harding, Chess Mail
"This book can be strongly recommended to Black players of the King's Indian and/or Grünfeld defenses. It can also be recommended for White 1.d4 players who are looking for new positional options in battling these dynamic defenses. I'd give it a rating of three (out of four possible) peaches due to the specialized nature of the opening." - Mark Hoshor, Georgia Chess
"Overall this is a respectable and thorough survey of a complex opening and is a work which will be especially useful to those strong club players who play the Fianchetto or the King's Indian and Grünfeld." - Richard Palliser