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New Benoni Book
Has anyone here mentioned the book who`s coming up from Qualitychess.com 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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By: MarkG
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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 5286 Last Post 07/24/10 at 05:00:22
By: LeeRoth
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Modern Benoni with Nf3 - early e4
Hi!
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
2 2150 Last Post 01/29/12 at 22:29:05
By: huibui
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Mod Benoni Main line
1.d4 Nf6
2.c4 c5
3.d5 e6
4.Nc3 ed
5.cd d6
6.Nf3 g6
7.e4 a6
8.a4 Bg4
9.Be2 Bf3
10.Bf3 Bg7
11.o-o o-o
12.Bf4 Qe7
13.Qc2 bNd7
14.a5 Ne5<br...

Started 06/27/03 at 13:42:11 by haddaway
4 3092 Last Post 07/02/03 at 08:11:58
By: haddaway
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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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19 21332 Last Post 10/07/13 at 02:07:27
By: cma6
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Benoni 7. f4 Qe7!?
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. Nc3 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. e4 g6 7. f4 Qe7!?
Any thoughts on this move?  I have tested this four tournament games.  The first three were very successful (3-0).  But in ...

Started 10/11/03 at 06:13:17 by X
3 2577 Last Post 03/06/04 at 21:30:13
By: SuperSolidmozza (Guest)
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Benoni - Four Pawns Attack
I have a question regarding a variation of the Benoni-Four Pawns Attack.
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4 O-O 6.Nf3 c5 7.d5 e6 8.Be2 exd5 9.cxd5 Bg4 10.O-O Nbd7 11.Re1 Re8 12.h3 Bxf3 13.Bx...

Started 08/20/03 at 08:16:27 by Jim Tracz (Guest)
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By: Jim Tracz (Guest)
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Modern Benoni with Bf4
This line is recommended by Richard Palliser in "Play 1.d4!" and is very difficult to face.  To see how he fares when faced with his own recommendations, here is a recent game with Richard playing Bla...

Started 03/29/04 at 02:59:21 by alumbrado
1 1598 Last Post 04/21/04 at 08:10:40
By: IMRichardPalliser
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Anti-Taimanov move orders in the Benoni
I've never played the Benoni before, so please forgive my ignorance if these questions are silly ones, but in the course of investigating what setups I might be able to play as Black after the moves 1...

Started 05/28/04 at 17:56:24 by Michael Ayton
5 2744 Last Post 06/03/04 at 07:53:20
By: John Cox (Guest)
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Anti-Benoni Question.  Opinions/Advice?
I usually play the Nimzo-Indian with the Black pieces, and prefer Benoni to Queen's Indian when White plays 3.Nf3 (I also don't trust Black's prospects against the Taimanov/Flick-knife Benoni lines). ...

Started 12/18/04 at 15:01:55 by OstapBender
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By: alumbrado
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Starting Out: The Modern Benoni
I see from the BCM website that the new book Starting Out: The Modern Benoni has hit the shops.
I pre-ordered mine from amazon to save money but there is always a delay between these things being...

Started 02/01/05 at 06:32:19 by alumbrado
1 1344 Last Post 02/01/05 at 09:44:24
By: The King
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Bf4 line
According to IM Richard Palliser, he recommends Bf4 in his book, Play d4!. But, I'm concerned about Nh5/f5 ideas for black that seems to put a damper on the Bf4 line. I recently came up with this: d4 ...

Started 03/02/05 at 14:59:36 by BearerOfBadNews
0 1036 Last Post 03/02/05 at 14:59:35
By: BearerOfBadNews
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7.f4 Qe7
(1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6) 7.f4 Qe7
Interesting piece on Chess Café this week, which at first glance seems to put 7...Qe7 in a lot of trouble:
http://www.chessca...

Started 09/08/05 at 06:21:38 by alumbrado
6 2220 Last Post 09/12/05 at 20:51:43
By: Scholar
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Where is the best place to start?
Im trying t ofind out a good source of information on the Benoni, I am trying to get info on it for a friend of mine. Theoretical Games, Current Advocates, Sub Variations and the lot of it.
So l...

Started 11/28/05 at 18:46:41 by basqueknight (Ex Member)
9 3391 Last Post 12/06/05 at 23:28:16
By: basqueknight - Ex Member
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A Benoni line in trouble?
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. d5 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. e4 g6 7. Nf3 a6 has become a popular line in the Benoni (7...a6 is the main repertoire recommendation in Watson's book).
Today in the Olympia...

Started 05/26/06 at 03:10:00 by OstapBender
3 2009 Last Post 05/29/06 at 20:32:40
By: IMRichardPalliser
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Anti-Colle Benoni
In one of the ChessPub Guides (uploaded 12/12/2004 in the Nimzo/Benoni Section), John Emms says to meet 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.e3 he is "going to look at a Kingside fianchetto" 3...g6.
I can't find ...

Started 09/29/06 at 19:18:45 by dsanchez
3 2226 Last Post 10/04/06 at 07:55:34
By: Keano
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7.Bf4 against the Benoni
Since I am interested enough in this topic, I am going to give it its own thread.  The conversation to date:
Scholar wrote on 03/31/07 at 02:57:55:
[quote author=thibdb13 link=1172669961/0#3 date=1173129261]In his later book about ...

I am curious what caused the change of heart.  Already at the time of publicat

Started 03/31/07 at 06:11:38 by Scholar
1 1757 Last Post 03/31/07 at 07:59:22
By: sssthepro
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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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33 23902 Last Post 06/23/14 at 20:09:45
By: up and comer
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Why play exd5 in the Benoni?
I notice that the Benoni move order is typically:
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. d5 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. Nc3 g6 7. e4
I understand that this is to prevent the Taimanov variation with f4, but...

Started 04/19/08 at 06:01:36 by exigentsky
2 1582 Last Post 04/20/08 at 18:11:44
By: Girkassa
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Fianchetto Variation - 11...Qc7 or 11...Qe7?
In the position after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 ed5 5.cd5 d6 6.Nf3 g6 7.g3 Bg7 8.Bg2 0-0 9.0-0 a6 10.a4 Nbd7 11.Bf4, which move is better: 11...Qc7 or 11...Qe7? According to Kapengut, the move 11...

Started 05/22/08 at 04:49:54 by Chevalier
2 1758 Last Post 05/22/08 at 15:04:26
By: thibdb13
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