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Status of Benko Gambit
I have seen several new Benko repertours for black.
Both video like
And also a two book ...

Started 03/26/22 at 17:17:16 by bragesjo
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By: SteveYorkie
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Benko Revisited by Kovalchuk
The Benko Revisited (2 Volumes) 
by Alexey Kovalchuk
Thinkers Publishing ; March 2022
424+350 pages ; 35+33 €
Content Volume 1
004 Key to Symbols
006 Bibliography
007 Preface
013 PART I – Minor Syst...

Started 02/10/22 at 13:06:19 by tracke
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By: TD
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Is there still hope in the King Walk variation ?
Hi Benko lovers,
my understanding is that the two following variations are difficult to handle for black at the moment:
- 5.e3
- 12.a4 in the King Walk
My hope is that the followin...

Started 04/01/20 at 20:53:10 by LaurentB
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By: TonyRo
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Best resource for the Benko
I have played the Benko for years, but I have never had any formal DVD/book on it (I have jsut watched some Ramirez videos on YouTube).
If you had to choose only one chess resource on th...

Started 05/25/16 at 05:32:55 by zarkoth
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By: TD
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How do Benko players answer 1.c4 and 1.Nf3 ?
Hi Benko players
I was wondering if you have a backup repertoire that transposes to 1.d4 and that you reach via 1.c4 and 1.Nf3 ?
Some Queen’s Gambit or Slav variation that enables to complem...

Started 04/02/21 at 15:47:06 by LaurentB
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Survey by Karolyi in New in Chess Yearbook 136
In New in Chess Yearbook 135 there is a survey bij Karolyi on the Perunovic Benko. In Yearbook 136 he "addresses the ramifications of the main line 8.Nf3". Can anybody tell me if, after 6.Nc3 Bg7 7.e4...

Started 10/02/20 at 08:16:36 by TD
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Critical lines against the Benko
with Black, I very much like to play the Benko Gambit, but currently struggle to find satisfying lines against some critical moves.
My main problem is the line after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3....

Started 09/09/20 at 14:28:54 by Hale-Bopp
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The Benko Gambit Explained
New DVD by L'Ami.
The Benko isn't quite the opening that I would have expected a new DVD on in 2020, so pretty curious ...

Started 03/18/20 at 17:42:19 by JFugre
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Playing the Benko...
Does anyone have any good repertoire suggestions for playing the Benko against, say, 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3? Is the best bet to head into a Kings Indian with 2...g6?
Are there any interesting move orders...

Started 11/11/09 at 18:43:36 by naughtyknight
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By: LeeRoth
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Perunovic is writing a book on the Benko
According to the Thinkers Publishing website, Perunovic's The Hyper Modernized Benko Gambit will be appearing in December. I look very forward to this, as I assume other Benko aficionados will.

Started 10/04/16 at 04:39:37 by Marcellus
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By: Lauri Torni
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Does 12.a4/Qe2 put the Benko out of business?
Some of you will recall that the line 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 g6 6.Nc3 Bxa6 7.e4 Bxf1 8.Kxf1 d6 9.g3 Bg7 10.Kg2 0-0 11.Nf3 Nbd7 12.a4 was recommended by Kaufman in 'The Kaufman Reper...

Started 08/20/12 at 01:14:07 by TN
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Battling the Benko: The Fianchetto Variation
Does anybody know this DVD by Lemos? Any comments?

Started 10/11/16 at 11:16:38 by TD
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Benko via 1...Nf6 or 1...c5?
I don't know if this question has already been asked (by myself?; in Benko topic or Weird Benonis) but I was wondering if I can reach the Benko as much or as easily via 1...c5? I don't mind the Schmid...

Started 08/06/16 at 08:25:54 by TD
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By: TD
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Perunovic variation/ Modern Benko
I hope there is someone that can compare the statistics I get from TWIC with Megabase 2016 in the Perunovic/ Modern Benko variation. The moves usually played is this:
[pgn][Event "Qatar M...|/pgn]
Now, in my TWIC it says:
1-0     = 16  = 46%
Draw  = 34
0-1     = 21   = 54%
71 games in total when I filter the players by 2200.
If I filter the player at 2500 its 8 games and 53/47 in whites favour. Quite normal. 
So its the Modern Benko (Flear) or the Perunovic variation here to stay according to the Megabase 2016, or what? I d hope so

Started 12/26/15 at 21:51:02 by Gut Gambit
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By: TN
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I'm planning to learn Benko gambit
I have been playing KID for all my life and I would like to change it, because there is to much theory in KID and from all other opening I like Benko the most. So my question is how much theory is the...

Started 05/05/16 at 18:16:34 by mjelcic
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New german Benko book (aug 2013)
There is yet another Benko book on the way;
German language, and its a 2. editon. No table of contents yet. But a pdf-excerpt is suppose t...

Started 08/08/13 at 13:01:45 by Benoniac
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By: Gut Gambit
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Another Benko book on the way ....
ATTACK WITH BLACK (Valery Aveskulov)
176 pages (210 mm by 145 mm).
August 2012
"Sick of defending with Black? Never found a r..."

Started 01/17/12 at 01:48:53 by saubhikr
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Benko books--Aveskulov & Kasparov?
Any thoughts on these two books on the Benko?

Started 12/26/14 at 04:24:56 by HgMan
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By: TonyRo
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Benko question against 1.d4 2.Nf3
So is there still a possibility to transpose into a benko after
1.d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 c5 4.d5 b5
or why is it said benko wouldn't be possible after 2.Nf3?

Started 09/18/09 at 14:40:59 by battleangel (Ex Member)
12 12795 Last Post 09/26/14 at 09:10:25
By: Lauri Torni
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Any opinions on "The Benko Gambit: Move by Move"?
I have almost all books about the Benko and wonder if this one is a good addition, or more suited for starters with the Benko.

Started 05/07/14 at 10:26:22 by TD
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