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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
10 2846 Last Post 01/06/23 at 17:18:50
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
5 2617 Last Post 03/08/22 at 10:30:44
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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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
12 5576 Last Post 04/07/21 at 13:15:53
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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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
5 2504 Last Post 10/03/20 at 17:37:13
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
11 3694 Last Post 09/11/20 at 07:48:10
By: Hale-Bopp
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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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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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By: zarkoth
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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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Is benko a complete defence against 1.d4
I always thought black can't play the Benko against 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3, but if black just plays ... g6 and white follows up with 3.c4 we still have a normal position after ... c5.
The only possible a...

Started 07/06/11 at 09:22:36 by battleangel (Ex Member)
14 11054 Last Post 07/08/11 at 15:26:53
By: MNb
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Avrukh's Benko Line neutralized?
Just got back from the recently-concluded Chicago Open. One of the games caught me eye. Since Monroi doesn't seem to be compatible with Internet Explorer anymore, here's the game from memory:

Started 06/01/11 at 04:35:14 by Seth_Xoma
1 2593 Last Post 06/01/11 at 16:17:14
By: ErictheRed
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The Benkö Gambit in CC tournament game
Hi Glenn,
it seems there are some difficulties emailing to you. That's why in this way ...
While preparing another recent CC tournament I chose this time the Benkö Gambit without any own exp...

Started 05/04/12 at 22:03:40 by Caissafan
3 3575 Last Post 05/07/12 at 21:53:55
By: Ludde
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"Play the Benko" still a go?
Saw this title listed on amazon as "coming soon" while I was browsing through Benko gambit material.  Is IM Martin's "Play the Benko" still in the pipeline?  If so, do we know when?  Trying to decide ...

Started 10/11/06 at 00:13:18 by Hippie
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By: LeeRoth
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Possible antidote to Epishin line in g3 Benko
For those looking for something new, promising, and with plenty of room for exploration to play against the infamous epishin rb1 line, consider this:
Let's look at where white keeps to normal rb1...

Started 07/01/06 at 06:46:52 by beholder
1 2190 Last Post 07/04/06 at 05:21:22
By: beholder
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11. Nf4 line in 5.f3 variation of Benkogambit
I am a Benko gambit player. I found in the 5.f3 variation of Benko gambit 11.Nf4 (instead of 11.Be3 mainline ) seems to be good for to deal with this line any help is appreciated...thanks....

Started 07/11/12 at 09:33:05 by raja
8 7294 Last Post 10/31/12 at 12:26:39
By: IsaVulpes
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Benko-nians: those who play Alburts Nb6
Does this move order give those of us who play 10. Nb6 a better option? 
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 g6 6.Nc3 Bxa6 7.g3 d6 8.Bg2 Bg7 9.Nf3 Nbd7 10.Rb1 Nb6 11.b3 Bb7 12.e4 Ba6 

Started 05/15/04 at 23:57:43 by Teyko
3 2634 Last Post 02/07/05 at 04:13:59
By: memers
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0-0-0 in Benko-gambit
Hi, what do you think of my idea 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 c5 3 d5 b5 4 cxb5 a6 5 bxa6 Bxa6 6 g3 Nbd7 7 Bg2 Qb6 8 0-0 0-0-0!
I have not seen the move in any games, but I think it has a lot of merit.

Started 05/02/05 at 03:08:23 by Barround (Guest)
2 2081 Last Post 05/02/05 at 03:53:44
By: castlerock
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Benkö (Volga) Gambit - Dlugy variation
I wondered why Black never plays 10 ...-Ba6 in the following variation: 1. d4 Nf6   2. c4 c5   3. d5 b5   4. cxb5 a6   5. f3 g6   6. e4 d6   7. Na3 Bg7   8. Ne2 axb5   9. Nxb5 O-O   10. Nec3 
I c...

Started 02/12/07 at 10:12:07 by thibdb13
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By: thibdb13
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Benko 4.f3
As a relatively new Benko convert, I suffered an embarrassingly quick and potentially demoralising loss a couple of weeks back, when my opponent unleashed 4.f3!? (and not 4.cb5 a6 5.f3, which I was pr...

Started 02/19/03 at 06:18:48 by alumbrado
5 4287 Last Post 03/25/03 at 06:34:51
By: Neric
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Weird Benko try vs. White's 1.d4, 2.c4 3.Nf3
I just played a tournament game in which, as White, I tried to avoid the Benko and go into an English via:
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.Nf3?! b5?!.  I have no idea what the name of this opening i...

Started 07/03/05 at 00:18:46 by Smyslov_Fan
5 3502 Last Post 07/04/05 at 18:59:17
By: Willempie
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