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Modern Benoni Flick Knife Attack
Hi all,
         There is quite a deal of cross-over between the KID and The Modern Benoni and as a result, I have been having a look at the latter and been quite taken by the opening.

Started 02/14/05 at 13:18:48 by Paul Hopwood (Guest)
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20 15418 Last Post 09/16/06 at 18:59:35
By: IMRichardPalliser
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Poll: Why isn't the pure Modern Benoni more popular?
So what exactly is putting people off 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 c5, intending 3 d5 e6 4 Nc3 exd5 5 cxd5 d6 6 e4 g6? Despite John Watson's efforts to show Black can fight against the Taimanov, most GMs still only ...

Started 05/27/06 at 10:58:20 by IMRichardPalliser
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30 13679 Last Post 07/09/06 at 21:17:03
By: Smyslov_Fan
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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 2169 Last Post 05/29/06 at 20:32:40
By: IMRichardPalliser
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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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22 14687 Last Post 05/23/06 at 10:23:46
By: Glenn Snow
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An idea in the Kapengut variation
Hi all! Lately I tried a not unusual plan in the Kapengut variation (e4, f3, Bg5) playing g5, Nh5 at some moment.  Just in the particular line I cannot find games in the database and I'm wondering, wh...

Started 09/17/05 at 07:16:20 by Swiss_Dragon
14 6316 Last Post 02/11/06 at 18:31:05
By: Swiss_Dragon
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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)
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By: basqueknight - Ex Member
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Bg5 vs. Modern Benoni
It is no use, I have tried giving it up but I keep going back to the Benoni ...  Roll Eyes
I had an interesting game yesterday which gives rise to a question.  The game went:
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.d...

Started 03/27/03 at 09:59:38 by alumbrado
8 4442 Last Post 11/05/05 at 20:27:40
By: John Cox (Guest)
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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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33 13386 Last Post 10/29/05 at 12:26:47
By: Smyslov_Fan
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Mastering the Modern Benoni and the Benko Gambit
My problem:
I have Benko Gambit Revealed and The Gambit Guide To The Benko Gambit.
Should I buy Mastering the Modern Benoni and the Benko Gambit by Bellin And Ponzetto?
Is it as good as...

Started 09/28/05 at 12:36:39 by kalle aaltonen (Guest)
4 3027 Last Post 10/28/05 at 02:12:03
By: Fernando Semprun
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How to combat the Benoni?
I have played 1.e4 all my life and am now planning to switch to 1.d4 to have some new positions to play.

I was wondering what to play against the Benoni.  I am not a particularly aggressi...

Started 03/07/05 at 10:52:50 by The King
9 3711 Last Post 10/26/05 at 08:26:17
By: basqueknight - Ex Member
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Books on the Benoni
Hi people,
I'm interested in "learning" a new opening..., the Benoni. What  book do you prefer? "Starting Out : The Modern Benoni" or "Modern Benoni Revealed"

Started 07/05/05 at 03:21:18 by Holbox
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18 8193 Last Post 10/06/05 at 19:10:01
By: kevinludwig
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Benoni Taimanov: 8.Bb5+ Nbd7
There have been some random comments in other Benoni threads, but I thought it might be good to give this topic a thread of its own.
Here's a very brief sketch of the critical tries (in my view, ...

Started 09/17/05 at 03:05:03 by Scholar
4 2573 Last Post 09/20/05 at 07:08:28
By: gewgaw
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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:

Started 09/08/05 at 06:21:38 by alumbrado
6 2445 Last Post 09/12/05 at 20:51:43
By: Scholar
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novice needs help
Great site (not the dragon but what the hell) 2 questions 1. In the qh4 ch line of the taimanov variation of benoni is the retreat qd8 or qe7 better these days. 2. In the classical what is blacks best...

Started 06/27/05 at 07:45:10 by eric_moskow
10 3382 Last Post 07/26/05 at 06:25:49
By: eric_moskow
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Benoni: Taimanov Variation
Hi dudes,
Please recommend me a good book on Taimanov variation. Or explain all the latest findings so I dont need to buy another opening book. Smiley  Thanks,
AM  Smiley

Started 02/23/05 at 08:34:55 by AM (Guest)
3 2730 Last Post 04/06/05 at 12:08:54
By: Fernando Semprun
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Help with Benoni Beast
I am at present preparing to restart compedative play after a ten year absence and so am now faced with the work of preparing a new set of openings.
I am currently interested in the state of the ...

Started 03/01/05 at 06:38:32 by PointyKitty
5 2825 Last Post 03/20/05 at 03:51:25
By: iggystiv
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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
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By: BearerOfBadNews
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Modern Benoni book
What do you guys think is the best book on Modern Benoni in terms of having it as a repertoire?

Started 05/23/03 at 10:26:58 by yaltmax
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25 11311 Last Post 02/24/05 at 22:18:07
By: Glenn Snow
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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 1425 Last Post 02/01/05 at 09:44:24
By: The King
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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
4 2501 Last Post 01/22/05 at 06:57:29
By: alumbrado
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