Kf1 or Kg1? | Grunfeld Defense, Stockholm – Standard Chess #54

I played white and opted for the Stockholm variation out of the Grunfeld Defense. I’ve played this variation more often than not, and was used to opponents grabbing the c-pawn and at least attempting to hang onto it. There was no pawn grab this time however, but rather a blunder of a pawn. This time consuming opened middlegame still managed to produce instructive moments in the endgame. The Rapid time control for this game is 15 minutes with a 10 second increment.


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Ne4 5. Bh4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 dxc4 7. Nf3 Bg7 8. Qa4+ Nd7 9. e3 O-O 10. Qxc4 c5 11. Be2 cxd4 12. exd4 b6 13. O-O Bb7 14. Rac1 Qc8 15. Bxe7 Re8 16. Bh4 Nf6 17. Qxc8 Raxc8 18. Bb5 Re7 19. Bd3 Rec7 20. c4 Nh5 21. Rfd1 Bxf3 22. gxf3 Bxd4 23. Bxg6 Bxf2+ 24. Bxf2 fxg6 25. Rd4 Rf8 26. Rc3 Re7 27. Re4 Ref7 28. c5 bxc5 29. Bxc5 Rxf3 30. Rxf3 Rxf3 31. Ra4 Rc3 32. Bxa7 Rc1+ 33. Kg2 Rc2+ 34. Bf2 g5 35. Ra7 Nf6 36. Kf1 Ng4 37. Bg3 Nxh2+ 38. Bxh2 Rxh2 39. a4 Ra2 40. Kg1 h6 41. Kh1 g4 42. Kg1 g3 43. Kf1 h5 44. Ra5 h4 45. Rg5+ Kf7 46. Kg1 Rxa4 47. Kg2 Kf6 48. Rh5 Ra2+ 49. Kg1 Rh2 50. Rh8 Kg5 51. Rg8+ Kf4 52. Kf1 Kf3 53. Rf8+ Kg4 54. Kg1 Ra2 55. Rf1 h3 56. Rb1 h2+ 57. Kh1 Kh3 58. Rb3 Ra1+ 59. Rb1 g2

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