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Modern benoni has rigid pawn structure?
I don't play the benoni as black but I do not understand the appeal of it. Not being an expert at it but when I look at it what I see is that after white play a4 the queenside expansion is locked down...

Started 10/11/19 at 01:18:23 by kevinfat
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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benoni /king indian?
Hello,
I have seen that marian petrov wrote Grandmaster Repertoire 12 - The Modern Benoni.
When i looked into my database , i have noticed that he enters the benoni with king indian , delayi...

Started 06/12/13 at 21:24:51 by piefr1
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By: Stigma
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Benoni Main Line Bd3 & h3
In the modern main line (1.d4-Nf6 2.c4-c5 3.d5-e6 4.Nc3-ed5 5.cd5-d6 6.Nf3-g6 7.e4-Bg7 8.h3-00 9.Bd3), Richard Palliser recommends (The Modern Benoni Revealed) 9...-b5 and considers 9....-Nh5 as an in...

Started 03/23/08 at 08:36:50 by thibdb13
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By: flaviddude
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improvement for white?(side-line of main-lineMML)
I am currently playing in a thematic CC Benoni tournament and in one of the games (which I have now won as white), I had the following side-line in the main line of the Modern Main Line:
1.d4 ... <br /

Started 05/15/07 at 07:19:01 by Bonsai
2 1665 Last Post 05/18/07 at 18:03:12
By: Markovich
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Exchanging the white square bishop in the Benoni
I recently played a very interesting game against the benoni. I used a dynamic line (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4). After an interesting move I played I had the opportuni...

Started 08/25/03 at 16:17:08 by Tzanidakis_Michael
3 2120 Last Post 10/18/03 at 04:12:49
By: X
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Ari Ziegler's Modern for advanced players
just wondering if anyone has seen the dvd and if its any good.  if its like the french defense dvd, its worth its weight in gold.  i do have Martin's dvd on the benoni.  no spoilers please.

Started 02/13/12 at 06:07:09 by wcywing
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By: wcywing
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Modern Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
I had seen someone talk about the some lines in g3 lines and found this interesting.
http://www.chess.com/article/view/g3-benoni-by-gm-magesh-and-gm-arun

Started 01/13/11 at 00:48:38 by TheHug
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By: TN
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Benoni, Taimanov with Qh4+
Hi, Maybe this is covered somewhere in the site (and I havent subscribed to this section yet)...but does anyone have any thoughts on the Qh4+ idea advocated by Watson in his recent book to counter the...

Started 05/13/03 at 00:04:07 by chessforfun
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By: IanE11
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Modern Benoni - Flick Knife
Hello everyone,
I'm curious as to what the best lines are for White in the line where Black puts his knight on b4. I am currently just messing around with this defence, mostly because it's fun t...

Started 12/16/09 at 01:54:12 by TonyRo
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By: fling
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White avoids the Benoni
What to do after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.e3 and 3.Nf3 when white avoids the Benoni? 
3.Nf3 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 is a sharp gambit that is often analyzed in books on the Symmetrical English.  This is known ...

Started 10/04/03 at 23:14:27 by X
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By: yolocounty
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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
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By: Ender
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Poll: Fianchetto Modern Benoni: 4.Nf3 vs 4.d5 vs. other
Hello.
I am currently enjoying playing the Catalan. I am following Avrukh's brilliant 1.d4 repertoire. I feel that my repertoire is pretty solid, but I have one nagging issue.
I play 1.d4 Nf...

Started 07/11/14 at 19:00:13 by TheDragon
11 9381 Last Post 04/29/15 at 16:39:02
By: MARCO
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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
14 13805 Last Post 01/04/13 at 21:29:20
By: fling
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Bf4 Benoni
I could swear I saw somewhere new analysis of
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. Nc3 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. Nf3 g6 7. Bf4 a6 8. a4
Bg7 9. h3 O-O 10. e3 Re8 11. Nd2 Nbd7 12. Be2 Ne5 13. O-O Nfd7 14....

Started 12/13/13 at 18:45:40 by Lauri Torni
6 5642 Last Post 02/20/15 at 00:51:04
By: kylemeister
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black Rxe3!? sacrifice at fianchetto benoni
Hi to all:
This is my first post here.
I have reached a hard position at a correspondence game and maybe if you have some time I need help at the following position:
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3....

Started 04/29/15 at 16:21:43 by MARCO
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By: fling
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Benoni - Modern Main Line: Nh5 without 0-0
Jiri Dufek has recently shared some opening novelties he discovered while preparing the Rybka4 Book:
http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6459
His novelty in the Modern Benoni caug...

Started 06/30/10 at 18:37:17 by Paul Cumbers
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27 16608 Last Post 09/02/18 at 06:55:12
By: Glenn Snow
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A Benoni nuance in the Watson white rep book
I know a repertoaire book can`t cover everything, and especially not a book in one volume  Smiley
But I wondered if someone else noticed this nuance in the Benoni chapter:
[pgn][Event "?"]
[S...|/pgn]
And if its playable it would please my handle!  Cheesy
Ben

Started 09/11/13 at 20:42:27 by Benoniac
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By: Benoniac
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Modern Benoni playable CB eBook
I have just uploaded a new-style playable CB Modern Benoni eBook, featuring 340 annotated games, at http://www.chesspublishing.com/p/10/cbebooks.htm Smiley

Started 01/10/15 at 17:31:57 by GMTonyKosten
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By: GMTonyKosten
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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 7917 Last Post 01/03/14 at 00:39:40
By: ErictheRed
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Benoni MML with 15. ...Ne5
After 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. d5 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. e4 g6 7. Bd3 Bg7 8. h3 0-0 9. Nf3 b5 10. Bxb5 Nxe4 11. Nxe4 Qa5+ 12. Nfd2 Qxb5 13. Nxd6 Qa6 14. Ndc4 Nd7 15. 0-0, "Starting Out: d4" gives 1...

Started 10/12/15 at 13:57:15 by kevinludwig
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By: Confused_by_Theory
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