28 Years in chess

Efstratios Grivas was born in Egio, Achaia, on March 30th 1966. He grew up in Athens, in the neighbourhood of Kallithea, as his family moved to the Greek capital in 1970.

His registration at the Kallithea Chess Club in 1979 was his first contact with chess. His chess evolution was immediate and rapid, as only two years later he won the Greek Cadet Championship, under the coaching guidance of FM Panagiotis Drepaniotis (1979-1981).
It immediately became clear that he was a very talented young chessplayer, capable of great achievements in his chosen sport.

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A Complete Guide to
Grivas Sicilian
This book is in every way a definitive guide: Efstratios Grivas provides the inside story on a variation of the Sicilian Defence that he has worked for more than 20 years to perfect, and which rightly bears his name. The Grivas Sicilian (1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Qb6) has proved itself sound and reliable in practice, but is also far less well investigated than most Sicilian systems.

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Beating the Fianchetto Defences
Grivas provides a full and detailed repertoire for White against five important openings: the Grünfeld, King's Indian, Benoni, Benko and Modern.

In each case, he has recommended a line in which he has a wealth of experience, and has played a significant personal role in developing over many years.

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Telephone: (+30) 6936 888163
GrivasEfs@netonline.gr  or GrivasEfs@yahoo.co.uk

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