"I have played absolutely everything against 1.d4 from the Slav Defense, Queen’s Gambit, Benko Gambit, King’s Indian Defense, Nimzo-Indian Defense to the Dutch... you name it. Fortunately, my quest for finding the best opening ended once I discovered the Grünfeld Defense. I immediately felt drawn to the dynamic positions the opening has to offer. I was also particularly attracted to the possibility of getting good play without resorting to a long passive defense. It’s all simple: memorize a few lines and then go fight for the initiative from the very beginning. I have spent well over 1,000 hours analyzing the Grünfeld throughout the years. It took a bit over 200 hours to review, update and incorporate everything into this book. Therefore, I am very proud to present this work and hope that you will enjoy it!"
- Author Yaroslav Zherebukh