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Avrukh 1.d4 book
I'm studying Avrukh's 1.d4, vol. 2 book and found a position that occurred in separate chapters but the author suggested different methods for White to respond.  Since this is a rep...
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Started 09/18/16 at 15:31:39 by crdII
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By: RoleyPoley
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1.d4 c5?
What is wrong with 1.d4 c5? It seems to be rarely played and I was curious if it is refuted or why it is considered bad. Is it worthwhile to play at the club level? Also, what is the name of this open...

Started 11/23/09 at 13:15:57 by Sandman
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By: Straggler
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Alt-Benoni-Verteidigung
If you have "Alt-Benoni-Verteidigung" by Stoljar & Kondratjew can you maybe give your opinion about it and an index of variations?

Started 03/31/16 at 12:56:42 by TD
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By: TD
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Material on the Schmid Benoni?
I am looking for some (new) material on the Schmid Benoni. I already have:
Crushing White: The Sniper! Vol. 2 - Henley (TPT Press 2013) (looked at it at Amazon)
The Dynamic Benko Gambit - S....

Started 08/14/15 at 14:49:10 by TD
10 2548 Last Post 08/21/15 at 13:54:28
By: TD
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That might be that for the Clarendon Court
Hi All
I've had a soft spot for the Clarendon Court lately (1. d4 c5 2. d5 f5), and I've been doing a little home analysis on it. A lot of posts I've seen around here seem to indicate that the sc...

Started 07/29/15 at 03:02:10 by cramie10
2 1190 Last Post 08/04/15 at 01:36:13
By: Glenn Snow
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Weird Benonis playable CB eBook
Hot on the heels of the Modern Benoni eBook, I've just uploaded the brand new Weird Benonis playable CB eBook at http://www.chesspublishing.com/p/10/cbebooks.htm. Smiley

Started 01/11/15 at 16:09:25 by GMTonyKosten
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By: GMTonyKosten
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Czech Benoni: key lines and move-order subtleties
I'm trying to improve my knowledge of the Czech Benoni, which is proving fascinating. As usual, I don't think the key lines/ideas are always delineated particularly logically in the literature -- you ...

Started 10/07/08 at 00:05:11 by Michael Ayton
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By: Oblonskij
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Eva Moser: DVD on 1... c5
Who has the DVD and is so Kind to give us a summary ?
(Maybe I Change my name to d4c5 then)

Started 10/07/13 at 10:36:17 by e4d6
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By: TD
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Kamchatka Variation
Does anybody know where to find something about the Benoni variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 a6 from Black's point of view?
This line (also called the Kamtchatka Varaiation) was explored by Rolf Ma...

Started 10/13/13 at 19:35:58 by Lanark
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By: Aziridine
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Czech Benoni Modern System -- the latest?
I decided to start a new thread on this variation (or rather, set of variations) alone since I’m convinced it’s the biggest threat to the Czech Benoni and I’m hoping a few people might be interested!<...

Started 06/01/13 at 01:45:27 by Michael Ayton
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By: Rue-64
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Czech Benoni instead of the Budapest?
I've been playing the Budapest for 30+ years, particularly since seeing IM Walter Shipman employ it at NYC's Chess Center against GM competition in 1981-82.  But now I'm looking for some variety (just...

Started 03/05/11 at 23:21:25 by George Jempty
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By: Rue-64
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Czech + Closed (Old) OR Schmid Benoni?
I am thinking on taking up the Czech Benoni as a backup defence versus 1.d4. (I find the Modern Benoni far too theoretical for that purpose. Smiley)
BUT if I start with 1..c5 then White can omit c2-c...

Started 08/07/11 at 15:31:40 by HoemberChess
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By: Rue-64
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Old Indian or semi-benoni
I play 1...c5 against 1.d4 White plays 2.d5 Nf3 3.Nc3 d6 4.e4 e5 White never takes and I feel by dark square bishop is useless.I like to attack (who does't).I win most games but they seem very sluggis...

Started 01/13/13 at 15:46:43 by miyagi
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By: ErictheRed
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1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3
What should Black do here?  I find it difficult to summon up enthusiasm for playing this line after 4...exd5 5.Nxd5 Undecided
Elsewhere in the forum, John Cox suggests 4...b5!? Can Black get away with that ...

Started 05/27/04 at 03:31:01 by alumbrado
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By: Vidit
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Czech Benoni
Can White successfully avoid a Czech Benoni after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5
I'm assuming, rightly or wrongly, that 3.d5 is the best move and that 3...e5 forces this opening structure upon White.
Be...

Started 02/20/12 at 12:57:07 by Sylvester
2 1846 Last Post 02/21/12 at 05:14:50
By: Glenn Snow
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Is the Clarendon Court (d4 c5 d5 f5!?) unsound?
Does Black get enough play in the Clarendon Court defense?
I've heard there's a "Foxy Openings #1" video on the Clarendon Court by GM Jonathan Levitt.
I'm not particularly worried about Whit...

Started 06/21/10 at 05:25:08 by chessplayer132
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By: Oblonskij
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[A43]"1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.d5 d6 4.Nc3 g6" as Black
*1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e5 4.Nc3 d6 etc
*1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.d5 d6 4.Nc3 g6 is the position I am interested in:
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Started 06/14/11 at 17:43:11 by HoemberChess
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By: kylemeister
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Is the Franco-Benoni playable, "busted" or great?
I have stated in another thread that the Franco-Benoni (1.e4 e6 2.d4 c5 3.d5) is all but busted.
Two excellent contributors, kylemeister and Viking, have stated that I'm wrong. Kylemeister has said that open...

Started 09/17/07 at 08:04:40 by Smyslov_Fan
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By: kylemeister
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Palliser's benoni book on benoni?
Does Palliser only cover Czech benoni or something like Schmidt benoni?Do you reccomend me this book?

Started 03/14/11 at 14:02:49 by keerik
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By: kylemeister
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Benoni question.
Hello everyone!I'm a Schmid benoni player,but I don't like to reach Modern benoni positions(due to the lack of theory).So,what would You recommend me to play against 1.d4 c5 2.d5 d6 3.c4?Maybe there a...

Started 02/09/11 at 17:09:02 by keerik
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