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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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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 2741 Last Post 05/07/12 at 21:53:55
By: Ludde
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Benko with 5. f3
Does anybody know if the
Nakamura v Vachier Lagrave (Cap d'Agde, 2008)
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.f3 e6 6.e4 exd5 7.e5 Qe7 8.Qe2 Ng8 9.Nc3 Bb7 10.Nh3 c4 11.Nf4 Qc5 12.Nfxd5 Bxd5 1...

Started 02/24/12 at 22:05:28 by nobibla
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By: MNb
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Benko Gambit Declined 5.Qc2
As white I play the Benko gambit declined following Grivas' repetoire book "Beating the Fianchetto Defenses".  Although I enjoy all the non-benko style responses (bxc4, b4, Bb7),  the main line itself...

Started 09/28/09 at 04:37:53 by Eclectico
6 8904 Last Post 12/20/11 at 11:58:04
By: Kowl
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Benko book
What is the best Benko book?

Started 03/11/07 at 02:07:48 by JonHecht
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By: Smyslov_Fan
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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)
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By: MNb
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what to do with the N on e5 in Benko?
Black often tries the Benko in blitz against me. I am trying to neutralise his QS chances with a set up of g3, Bg2, 0-0, Bd2, Rb1, b3, a4, Bd2, Qc2, in some order. Then my opponent stops and realises ...

Started 06/14/11 at 11:06:54 by gwnn
6 3135 Last Post 06/15/11 at 17:16:41
By: agropop
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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
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By: ErictheRed
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benko is boring nowadays
I have played benko 28 years. In the good old days people took the pawn and I was winning almost every game. Many players avoided it against me and played e.g. 2.Nf3. Nowadays benko feels very differe...

Started 03/21/11 at 05:17:41 by Lauri Torni
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By: Semkov
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Avrukh's Benko can be move-ordered?
Please pay attention to the comments made by GM Stohl in the following game:
[Event "EU-ch 4th"]
[Site "Istanbul"]
[Date "2003.06.01"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Tkachiev, Vladislav"...

Started 05/11/10 at 12:04:18 by Ametanoitos
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By: Ludde
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Anyone know this white exc.sacrifice in the Benko?
Some time ago I stumbled over a game in which white in the Benko played an early h4 – h5 followed by exc.sacrifice by the Rook. I cannot find the game again or other games with this but the opening co...

Started 03/02/11 at 15:53:18 by Larsen_fan
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By: TalJechin
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Rare lines for White in the Benko
Searching for a low-theory line against the Benko as White, I ran into the following two very rare variations (against black´s main answers in move 5):
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6

Started 09/05/09 at 20:07:01 by derdudea
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By: derdudea
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Poll: What is the best way to meet the Benko/Volga?
Just to know what is the general opinion...
It is a pity there are only 10 possible answers in these polls  Cry

Started 01/22/09 at 19:49:34 by thibdb13
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By: Conzipe
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Benko: Central Storm variation
I could not find an extant thread on this subject.  I am a lifetime 1.e4 gambit player, slowly looking into 1.d4 2.c4 openings.
I'd be interested in the forum's opinion or comments on th...

Started 11/09/10 at 19:51:48 by katar
7 3484 Last Post 11/11/10 at 19:32:52
By: MartinC
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Pedersen - Play the Benko Gambit
Jens wrote on 08/22/10 at 18:02:57:

I'm interested in this book, are there any reviews or opinions available. Further information on the content woul...

Started 08/31/10 at 07:40:28 by Meat
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By: Alias
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Why is benko not more popular at GM level?

Started 04/13/10 at 22:07:33 by kevinfat
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By: Jens
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9. e5 in the 5. Sc3 line of the Benko
In some recent games there occured this line in the Benko:
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. Nc3 axb5 6. e4 b4 7. Nb5 d6 8. Bf4 g5 9. e5 !?
I haven´t seen the move 9. e5 before. It i...

Started 04/14/10 at 16:05:46 by nobibla
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By: nobibla
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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: halfacreek
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Is Benko a Two Results Opening?
I've played the KID since I was a teenager back in the mid-70's and, with everyone and their brother being booked up on their pet KID lines nowadays, I've been looking at the Benko for the last few we...

Started 01/05/10 at 22:29:56 by ChessMonkey
14 5362 Last Post 01/13/10 at 03:54:26
By: Smyslov_Fan
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Benko Accepted: Status of 7.e4
When I switched from (1.d4 Nf6) 2.Nf3 to 2.c4 I had a short look at the 7.e4-variation of the Benko Accepted
(1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 g6 6.Nc3 Bxa6 7.e4 and play usually reaches the ...

Started 10/09/09 at 08:52:28 by Brehn
3 2085 Last Post 10/09/09 at 14:58:56
By: Stigma
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