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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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MBO. ChessPublishing eBook, October 2021
This downloads as a CBV file and makes a nice eBook using ChessBase. There are 456 annotated games and lines.
I took a quick peak at some of the lines that I remembered as critical. I think there...

Started 10/09/21 at 12:48:13 by FreeRepublic
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The Benoni is back in Business DVD by Kasimdzhanov
I've just seen Chessbase have released a new DVD on the Benoni by Kasimdzhanov which has prompted me to think about picking the opening back up (particularly because there is a new book due out by Don...

Started 04/10/20 at 14:12:29 by RoleyPoley
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By: trw
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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 - Modern Main Line: Nh5 without 0-0
Jiri Dufek has recently shared some opening novelties he discovered while preparing the Rybka4 Book:
His novelty in the Modern Benoni caug...

Started 06/30/10 at 18:37:17 by Paul Cumbers
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By: Glenn Snow
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benoni /king indian?
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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Indobenoni without g6 but with g5 at a time !
Hi Indobenoni's Fans!
Friends in debate with Indobenoni free thinkers asked me to perform the experiment to find out if it is feasible in fast blitz games to get the fianchetto move to the "Bassm...

Started 04/10/17 at 15:08:13 by MARCO
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Pesky Ra3 manoeuvre ...
The Benoni seems to be scoring OK at the moment, but I can’t quite see how Black combats the line 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nf3 c5 4 d5 d6 5 Nc3 ed 6 cd g6 7 h3 a6 8 a4 Qe7 9 Ra3!? – can anybody help? It see...

Started 07/17/15 at 23:25:51 by Michael Ayton
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By: CraigEvans
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Modern benoni book
Looking for something for an 1800 player
Currently trying to decide between

Started 03/23/15 at 04:08:00 by VKap
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By: Zatara
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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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What's the theoretical state of Fianchetto Benoni?
What is the theoretical state of the Benoni Defense Fianchetto Variation?
How big is White’s advantage in the Fianchetto Benoni?
Is it bigger, as big or smaller than White’s usual f...

Started 08/13/15 at 22:40:02 by Marc Benford
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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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Poll: Fianchetto Modern Benoni: 4.Nf3 vs 4.d5 vs. other
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
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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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New Benoni Book
Has anyone here mentioned the book who`s coming up from regarding the Benoni? Marian Petrov is the author, and its 308 pages long. Could be interesting Smiley
Realese date is set to...

Started 03/02/13 at 18:28:59 by Benoniac
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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
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By: kylemeister
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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 Smiley

Started 01/10/15 at 17:31:57 by GMTonyKosten
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Current Concensus on Modern Benoni
I heard that the modern benoni isn't widely played at the top level anymore (mainly due to the Taimanov variation). 
If I start learning the modern benoni as my d4 defense, should I try to avoid...

Started 07/16/07 at 23:15:41 by Dinomike100
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Classical Modern Benoni oddness
[pgn][Event "Finale KUP-a RH 2014."]
[Site "Bol na Bracu"]
[Date "2014.05.14"]
[Round "1.1"]
[White "Kozul, Zdenko"]
[Black "Bozinovic, Bogdan"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

Started 05/14/14 at 21:16:34 by kylemeister
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By: kylemeister
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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
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