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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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*W (1d4): 1_Nf6 Tromp|1_d5 QG/Slav [+early Nf3,c4]
*B: French Wwer/3Nd2 a6[+1_c5 Kan+OKelly]|1d4 e6 mod.Bogo[+1_Nf6 Bogo/Nimzo]|1c4 c5,_Nc6,_e5,_g6|1Nf3 d5 2d4 Bf5/2c4 d4/2g3 Nc6 3d4 Bf5 [+1_c5]
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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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*W (1d4): 1_Nf6 Tromp|1_d5 QG/Slav [+early Nf3,c4]
*B: French Wwer/3Nd2 a6[+1_c5 Kan+OKelly]|1d4 e6 mod.Bogo[+1_Nf6 Bogo/Nimzo]|1c4 c5,_Nc6,_e5,_g6|1Nf3 d5 2d4 Bf5/2c4 d4/2g3 Nc6 3d4 Bf5 [+1_c5]
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