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Re: Avrukh GM2a
Reply #5 - 03/27/18 at 08:20:55
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Actually I'm curious about Avrukh's Benko line as if black plays like Perunovic and skips Bxa6 e.g. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 g6 6.Nc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 0-0 8.g3 d6 9.Bg2 we end up in the line he wants to avoid with 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 c5 4.dxc5

So he will have to play 7.e4 or 7.a7 or something like that and then whether to do g3 against the "normal" Benko line. He has to keep g3 against the Benoni to work with the Catalan and 6...c5 KID so it doesn't mean anything for the Benko.

Ntrilis gave a short video overview of the lines in the Grunfeld + KID book here: http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/blog/6346

Anyway, GM2A is excellent and I think the new lines compared to GM2 are a huge improvement. Avrukh mentions somewhere his focus is more on smooth development for white than trying to force an advantage and this works well for me.

Biggest issue I have is that I allow the Nimzo so don't need to play the Fianchetto Benoni.  So I would prefer something other than 6...c5 7.d5 in the KID, but best might be 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 heading into the Yugoslav mainline that Avrukh avoids...
  
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Re: Avrukh GM2a
Reply #4 - 03/26/18 at 20:43:32
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Thanks for the clarification.
  
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Re: Avrukh GM2a
Reply #3 - 03/26/18 at 18:48:40
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ErictheRed wrote on 03/26/18 at 17:35:34:
What is he calling the Benko Attempt?  Does he no longer advocate playing the Fianchetto variation of the Benko accepted, or is there a different volume that covers the proper Benoni move order 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5? 

There will be volume 2B with proper Benko. Here he only examines 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 c5 move order, recommending 4.dc. As he gave fianchetto against Benoni in 1A, I expect he also sticks to g3 against Benko.
  
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Re: Avrukh GM2a
Reply #2 - 03/26/18 at 17:35:34
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What is he calling the Benko Attempt?  Does he no longer advocate playing the Fianchetto variation of the Benko accepted, or is there a different volume that covers the proper Benoni move order 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5? 
  
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Re: Avrukh GM2a
Reply #1 - 03/26/18 at 11:09:44
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6. e4 and black can either transpose to the KID with 6...d6 or play 6...d5 which is not that pleasant for black after 7.e5.

PS : It's excellent
  
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Avrukh GM2a
03/26/18 at 08:33:43
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Hello folks,


An excerpt of Avrukh's second edition can be found here: http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/ebooks/GM2A-KingsIndianandGrunfeld-excerpt.pdf

I have a very specific question:

According to the excerpt Avrukh wants to go 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 c6 4.Bg2 d5 5.Qa4!?
I get it, he wants to avoid the mainlines of the solid c6/d5 Grunfeld.

But what is he playing after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.Nc3 c6 followed by d5?

At least in the index of variations this move order is not mentioned. After 6.Nf3 d5 we are right back in a variation Avrukh wants to avoid.
I cannot imagine Avrukh has overlooked moveorder.

Maybe 6.e4 followed by Nge2?

Is there someone out there owning the book who can clarify? Thanks a lot  Smiley

PS: What is your general opinion on Avrukh's recent effort?
  
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