Grünfeld

The Grünfeld is the favorite weapon of all Drawmeisters with black, so it appears that the simplest way to get a draw is to offer one at move three. If black declines, we need to come up with something.

White has the option to go for a very complicated freeroll with 7. Bc4 and sacrifice the exchange:

While this line is clearly in the spirit of this website, it’s not entirely clear to me how to handle black’s recently fashionable option with confidence. We can find three quick draws by Bacrot in the database, but does black really have to concede that easily?

This line could be an interesting shortcut:

In any case, I am going to suggest an approach that leads to more technical positions and a rather simple way to bail out as an alternative. One day I may switch back to the mainline though.

Play it safe!