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Re: Coverage of the Snake Benoni [A60]
Reply #3 - 01/02/11 at 12:57:14
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The Complete Benoni, by Psakhis, devotes 3 pages to the Snake. The evaluation is, of course, slightly better for white, but that shouldn't be discouraging.
By the way, IIRC Gashimov tends to play it against much lower rated players, which can also be seen as discouraging (he doesn't consider it good enough for prime time) or encouraging (most of us play with much lower rated players than Gashimov).
  
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Re: Coverage of the Snake Benoni [A60]
Reply #2 - 01/02/11 at 11:55:30
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Gerardo wrote on 01/02/11 at 10:06:19:
HoemberChess wrote on 01/02/11 at 00:00:34:
What do you think I should study to feel encouraged as Black? Smiley


Gashimov's games maybe? Smiley


Maybe. I have printed a lot of Miezis-games on the subject.
I miss annotations.
  

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White: 1.d4 with early c4 (+Trompowsky)
Black: French(+Sic.Paulsen)|1..e6 modernBogo(+Nimzo)|1.c4 c5|1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Bg4/2.c4 d4 (+1..Nf6)
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Re: Coverage of the Snake Benoni [A60]
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HoemberChess wrote on 01/02/11 at 00:00:34:
What do you think I should study to feel encouraged as Black? Smiley


Gashimov's games maybe? Smiley
  
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Coverage of the Snake Benoni [A60]
01/02/11 at 00:00:34
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As Black, I would at times play this position as a complement to the Nimzo Indian,
after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3: 3..c5 4.d5 exd5 5.cxd5 Bd6.

I have found books encouraging White:
* Dangerous Weapons: The Benoni and Benko (Ch. 07, "Killing the Snake")
* Beating the Fianchetto Defences by Grivas
* Play 1.d4 by Palliser

What do you think I should study to feel encouraged as Black? Smiley
  

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White: 1.d4 with early c4 (+Trompowsky)
Black: French(+Sic.Paulsen)|1..e6 modernBogo(+Nimzo)|1.c4 c5|1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Bg4/2.c4 d4 (+1..Nf6)
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