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The Modernized Modern Benoni by Alexey Kovalchuk
Hello! I'm recently interested in Modern Benoni and try to find good sources. What do you think of Kovalchuk's book on Modern Benoni? How good is it when comparing to Petrov's, Doknjas' or Pavlovic's ...

Started 12/28/23 at 23:48:29 by AJWZ
3 1226 Last Post 03/28/24 at 21:46:05
By: RoleyPoley
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Benoni Intricasies
I'm out of the loop in this opening, even though it was my first love against d4. Checking in on the latest engine play I discovered a couple of things I'd not been aware of at all!
In the Knight...

Started 02/05/23 at 20:12:51 by RosemarysBaby
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By: Confused_by_Theory
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Mikenas or 4 pawn attack?
Hi all,
I was thinking of playing d4 again after years of not playing it. How is the Mikenas or 4 pawn attack these days? Any good books on it? I really like to brush up on it and learn some of ...

Started 12/26/13 at 15:20:20 by Mtal
12 12726 Last Post 01/03/14 at 00:39:40
By: ErictheRed
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Dreev vs. the Benoni
I have just taken from the printer Dreev vs. the Benoni by Alexey Dreev - 268 pages - see our site for the Contents. Or read the annotation in the Ipad app ForwardChess.

Started 05/10/13 at 22:13:35 by Semkov
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By: cma6
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Chess Developments: the Modern Benoni
Richard Palliser has published a new book on the Modern Benoni, and I am surprised that no one has brought it up - especially more so since this is probably the first non-'starting out' book on the MB...

Started 12/22/11 at 11:28:16 by clickclick
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By: fling
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Strange line in benoni
Hi guys!
Someone just played against me 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. Nc3 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. Nf3 g6 7. Bg5 Bg7 8. e3 . I was black. What is current state of theory in this line? It looks for me ...

Started 12/30/12 at 22:17:22 by Ender
3 4356 Last Post 12/31/12 at 13:11:45
By: Ender
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A61 Modern Benoni with 7.Bf4
Hi, I don't know the name of this old line, but I have noticed it's been played a fair bit recently. In one of my books on the Benoni, it is just described as "the most important of the less usual lin...

Started 07/23/12 at 05:11:37 by Smyslov_Fan
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20 25448 Last Post 11/16/12 at 13:44:07
By: derdudea
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Modern Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
I had seen someone talk about the some lines in g3 lines and found this interesting.

Started 01/13/11 at 00:48:38 by TheHug
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By: TN
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Modern Benoni with Nf3 - early e4
I've now analysed for some time the following line against the modern Benoni:
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4!?
The idea, in short, is to reach the MML, without a...

Started 01/29/12 at 01:43:04 by huibui
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By: huibui
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Is Modern Benoni by Kinsman still Relevant?
There are not too many modern benoni books out there. Is this one still relevant?

Started 03/09/11 at 02:14:44 by Reverse
4 4193 Last Post 03/09/11 at 14:14:08
By: TonyRo
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A solid line against the benoni and benko
Hello everyone...
I'm playing 1 d4 for the last year or so, and the only opening i have problems with is the Benoni. I don't think i ever won a game against it, and the really makes me angry. Bla...

Started 01/06/09 at 14:39:48 by Raoh
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By: TN
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Avrukh's recommendation against the Modern Benoni
In his book "Grandmaster Repertoire 1.d4 - Volume 2", Boris Avrukh recommends the line
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.g3 g6 7.Bg2 Bg7 8.Nf3 0-0 9.0-0 Nbd7 10.a4 Re8 11.Nd2 a6 ... <br /

Started 07/19/10 at 09:43:36 by Mettwurst Lothar
8 7650 Last Post 07/24/10 at 05:00:22
By: LeeRoth
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1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 c5 4. d5 e6
Let's suppose this move-order is in our repertoire.
Suppose we don't get a regu...

Started 01/12/10 at 16:28:20 by HoemberChess
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20 13865 Last Post 01/18/10 at 11:25:35
By: Girkassa
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Benoni: delayed ..e6 move order to avoid Taimanov
I have been receiving some advice in building my repertoire.
the following came up:
MNb wrote on Today at 04:13:22:
Another tricky move order is 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 d6 4.N...

If black delays playing ..e6 f

Started 06/23/09 at 14:42:36 by TicklyTim
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24 19096 Last Post 09/26/09 at 15:08:09
By: Tolotos
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What do I Need to Know to Play the Benoni?
I am thinking of using the Modern Benoni as black, and I have no idea what do get to start playing it successfully. Also, what general rules will help me when I play that opening?
Thanks in Adva...

Started 11/26/08 at 01:21:07 by Unownasofyet
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27 17141 Last Post 08/17/09 at 06:08:04
By: Daniel
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Benoni Game
Here is a Benoni game from the current Brits Champs annotated by IM Malcolm Pein, and according to him, illustrates a great idea in Benoni and a devastating combination.
Richard Palliser's boo...

Started 08/07/09 at 01:57:15 by GabrielGale
8 4591 Last Post 08/09/09 at 18:10:56
By: Antillian
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Modern Benoni move-order intricacies
Hello everybody,
the Modern Benoni has been my preferred choice against 1.d4 ever since I started getting a better and more aggressive player (at the age of 13). By now I have reached an ELO rati...

Started 06/07/09 at 23:21:12 by CrushingAttack
3 3227 Last Post 06/09/09 at 08:51:43
By: CrushingAttack
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Modern Benoni/4 attack pawn/Mikenas
Well OK, nowadays Benoni is rarely seen, specially al Master level, but after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4 Bg7 somebody can tell me definitively why Mikenas sharpest move...

Started 04/19/09 at 21:52:48 by AMM
1 2319 Last Post 04/19/09 at 22:27:44
By: MNb
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Modern Benoni Line
What should be done after:
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. Nc3 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. e4 g6 7. h3 Bg7 8. Nf3 O-O 9. Bd3 b5
I play 10.Bxb5, but I hate it when I play this against lower rated playe...

Started 11/23/08 at 10:51:42 by sssthepro
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By: lnn2
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Book of Palliser's - Ben Oni section
I' would like to ask if the book of Palliser ( Play 1. d4!) is still valid in the section "Modern Ben Oni".

Started 01/30/09 at 11:32:33 by Templare2
1 1815 Last Post 01/30/09 at 13:18:44
By: Eclectico
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