Welcome to my Grob Attack games page!
On this page I display links to my chess games in which I played either side of the Grob Attack.
The games include analysis and diagrams. I will place the actual games on separate pages listed by the opponent played.
The Grob Attack is also known as the Spike and is similar to the Polish Opening or Orangutan Opening in that both openings start with moving a Knight Pawn two squares and fianchettoing a Bishop. White usually plays 1. g4 and 2. Bg2 but will vary that depending on what Black does on moves 1 and 2. Here is an example of how the Grob Attack can begin:
1. g4 d5 2. Bg2 Bxg4 3. c4
White will attack the c4 square and along the a8 to h1 diagonal. Black can capture on c4 or defend d5.
Chess Video – “Grob’s Attack is extremely unusual chess opening. Grob’s Attack has a surprise value and the average player is unlikely to know how to refute it. Very often black is confident and believes that against 1.g4 he will have an easy game.”