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Benoni, Taimanov with Qh4+
Hi, Maybe this is covered somewhere in the site (and I havent subscribed to this section yet)...but does anyone have any thoughts on the Qh4+ idea advocated by Watson in his recent book to counter the...

Started 05/13/03 at 00:04:07 by chessforfun
2 2520 Last Post 06/01/03 at 14:15:00
By: IanE11
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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 3227 Last Post 07/02/03 at 08:11:58
By: haddaway
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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)
0 1558 Last Post 08/20/03 at 08:16:26
By: Jim Tracz (Guest)
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Exchanging the white square bishop in the Benoni
I recently played a very interesting game against the benoni. I used a dynamic line (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4). After an interesting move I played I had the opportuni...

Started 08/25/03 at 16:17:08 by Tzanidakis_Michael
3 2404 Last Post 10/18/03 at 04:12:49
By: X
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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 2700 Last Post 03/06/04 at 21:30:13
By: SuperSolidmozza (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 1680 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 2966 Last Post 06/03/04 at 07:53:20
By: John Cox (Guest)
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Is the Modern Benoni alive and kicking?
The same question has been started in the Dragon section for that opening and basically I wanted to ask the same question concerning the Modern Benoni.  What variations are considered the most dangero...

Started 03/28/04 at 00:25:22 by Glenn Snow
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18 9919 Last Post 07/09/04 at 14:04:19
By: Bonsai
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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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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 1427 Last Post 02/01/05 at 09:44:24
By: The King
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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?
Thanks!

Started 05/23/03 at 10:26:58 by yaltmax
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25 11312 Last Post 02/24/05 at 22:18:07
By: Glenn Snow
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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 1125 Last Post 03/02/05 at 14:59:35
By: BearerOfBadNews
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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 2826 Last Post 03/20/05 at 03:51:25
By: iggystiv
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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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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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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 2445 Last Post 09/12/05 at 20:51:43
By: Scholar
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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 2574 Last Post 09/20/05 at 07:08:28
By: gewgaw
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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"
Thx

Started 07/05/05 at 03:21:18 by Holbox
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18 8196 Last Post 10/06/05 at 19:10:01
By: kevinludwig
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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 3713 Last Post 10/26/05 at 08:26:17
By: basqueknight - Ex Member
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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 3031 Last Post 10/28/05 at 02:12:03
By: Fernando Semprun
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