My first game against the Grünfeld went smoothly. I chose a variation which makes it very hard for black to follow normal Gruenfeld defense plans of breaking the center with c5 and having an open position early on.
The Stockholm variation, with Bg5 immediately after d5, basically leads into non-Gruenfeld types of positions with black taking on c4 in most cases, leaving white with a solid central pawn structure. It is also easy for black to go wrong early on, as my opponent did in this game.
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