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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.

Started 12/16/08 at 03:19:34 by JamesL
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By: JamesL
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Benoni without Nc3!?
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:

Started 12/31/08 at 13:46:56 by 111Marcel
3 1554 Last Post 12/31/08 at 21:38:10
By: Matemax
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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 1267 Last Post 01/30/09 at 13:18:44
By: Eclectico
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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
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By: MNb
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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
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By: CrushingAttack
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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 2885 Last Post 08/09/09 at 18:10:56
By: Antillian
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Benoni Modern Main Line Move Order
I have Watson's book and was curious about what answer anyone has to someone who plays h3 on move 6 or 7 as to avoid Bg4 and answer an early a6 with a4.  Is there any way to refute this ambit...

Started 08/12/09 at 01:31:15 by frozzor
1 1238 Last Post 08/12/09 at 09:26:45
By: Hidden identity
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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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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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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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By: kylemeister
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Modern Benoni Repertoire
I would like a complete Modern benoni repertoire, are there any benoni repertoire books ? or do I need to make one up myself using different material?

Started 08/02/09 at 10:04:40 by MrCookie
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By: Markovich
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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
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By: TonyRo
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BENONI 'declined' with e3
For instance 1. d4, Nf6 2. c4, c5 3. e3. Any ideas on the  b e s t  treatment ?

Started 04/26/05 at 03:31:20 by elspringer
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By: Glenn Snow
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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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40 20554 Last Post 10/25/08 at 19:45:21
By: naughtyknight
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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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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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By: derdudea
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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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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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Palliser's Benoni Recommendation
I have trouble with Palliser’s recommendations for Benoni. After 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.Bf4 g6 7.Qa4+ Bd7 8.e4 b5 he rightly warns against taking the pawn. After losing a coup...

Started 09/07/05 at 00:24:12 by castlerock
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By: Smyslov_Fan
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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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