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Benoni without Nc3!?
Hey!
I've just seen an idea for White to fight against the Benoni. White played it without Nc3 (It was an amateur game- nothing special). I think the idea is quite interesting. Concrete:
e.g...

Started 12/31/08 at 13:46:56 by 111Marcel
3 1729 Last Post 12/31/08 at 21:38:10
By: Matemax
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Modern Benoni Epishin Variation
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 c5 3 d5 e6 4 Nc3 exd5 5 cxd5 d6 6 e4 g6 7 Nf3 a6
8 Qe2 has been played by GM Epishin with success (+4 =1 -0).
It was suggested by GM Emms in his 'Dangerous Weapons' book.
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Started 12/16/08 at 03:19:34 by JamesL
2 2248 Last Post 12/16/08 at 21:27:14
By: JamesL
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ABC of the Benoni DVD
IM Andrew has a new chess base dvd, ABC's of the Modern Benoni.  according to the review by Bob Long it is very good.  has anyone else seen this DVD.  My only concern is about the coverage of two line...

Started 06/13/08 at 01:57:44 by wcywing
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By: naughtyknight
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Some problems in a Benoni Position
Hi all,
Recently, I had a Benoni Game on the internet, and met some difficulties in a line that I hope you guys can help me out with.
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Started 07/15/08 at 13:22:54 by sssthepro
3 2389 Last Post 07/16/08 at 06:27:01
By: Bonsai
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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
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By: thibdb13
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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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Two Benoni Lines
I would like to ask about two variations.
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. d5 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. Nc3 g6 7. e4 Bg7 8. h3
O-O 9. Bd3 a6 10. a4 Qe7 11. O-O Nbd7 12. Re1 Ne8
What should Wh...

Started 04/22/08 at 12:21:57 by sssthepro
4 1991 Last Post 05/05/08 at 12:52:49
By: sssthepro
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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 1709 Last Post 04/20/08 at 18:11:44
By: Girkassa
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Modern Benoni help
I'm going to start playing the Modern Benoni.  I played it occasionally in the past but got thooked on the Semi Slav for a while.  However, I'm attracted to the dynamism of the Benoni.
I need som...

Started 11/12/07 at 10:30:11 by snakebite
13 5540 Last Post 01/14/08 at 12:58:12
By: Girkassa
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Benoni with a 1. c4/1. Nf3 move order.
Hi,
I play the slav against d4, and e5 against e4, like the "soviet" school. 1... e5 is an agressive response, which is perfect for my play. But the slav is too quiet. So I intend to play the Ben...

Started 11/15/07 at 16:47:42 by Tournevyks
14 6607 Last Post 12/27/07 at 12:11:08
By: flaviddude
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Forcing a Modern Benoni?
Hi all,
I was checking 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.Nf3 g6 7.e4 a6!?, where Black avoided the Modern Benoni. because 8.a4 runs into 8...Bg4. However, I really like the Modern B...

Started 12/19/07 at 11:42:51 by sssthepro
12 4652 Last Post 12/27/07 at 11:50:30
By: flaviddude
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Chess Explained : The Modern Benoni (Z. Franco)
I am thinking of coming back to the Benoni after 2 years dutch defence as my last results were not so good and the quality of my games was rather low.
And so, I'd like to know if someone had read...

Started 10/06/07 at 07:01:00 by thibdb13
14 6374 Last Post 11/13/07 at 14:56:09
By: drkodos
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Flick-Knife improvement?
Taimanov ("Flick-Knife") Attack.  1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4 Bg7 8.Bb5+ Nfd7 9.a4 O-O 10.Nf3 Na6  11.O-O Nb4 12.Re1 a6 13.Bf1 Re8 14.h3.  The last move is "!" in Vaisse...

Started 11/08/07 at 16:52:25 by Markovich
3 1842 Last Post 11/08/07 at 21:53:25
By: Sacapawn
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Modern Benoni with Nf3
What is the best way to play the white side of the modern benoni with nf3 (so no 4 pawn attack). I like something sharp and attacking. I was thinking of the knights tour, but it seems like not too man...

Started 06/21/07 at 23:15:34 by Mtal
13 6965 Last Post 07/14/07 at 01:30:04
By: sssthepro
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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 1949 Last Post 05/18/07 at 18:03:12
By: Markovich
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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
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By: sssthepro
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What is best against benoni
CAn someone give me ideas?

Started 02/28/07 at 13:39:22 by sssthepro
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By: sssthepro
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Benoni - 5.Nxd5
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 exd5 5.Nxd5
5.cxd5 is the standard move. But is there a refutation of the more positional obvious approach 5.Nxd5!?
Playing against the backward black d-pawn ...

Started 01/08/07 at 10:21:43 by Viking
4 2704 Last Post 01/09/07 at 18:16:22
By: IMRichardPalliser
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Is going into Benoni with g3 good for white?
Hi!
I´m interested in your opinion: After 1.d4 Sf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 c5 4.d5 going into the Benoni with g3 after 4...exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.Lg2 g6 7.Sf3 etc., but Black can also play 5...b5!? and now I real...

Started 12/14/06 at 12:35:14 by wolfsblut
3 2041 Last Post 12/18/06 at 21:19:34
By: HgMan
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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 2389 Last Post 10/04/06 at 07:55:34
By: Keano
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