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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 2147 Last Post 03/31/07 at 07:59:22
By: sssthepro
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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 3051 Last Post 09/12/05 at 20:51:43
By: Scholar
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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 2680 Last Post 05/29/06 at 20:32:40
By: IMRichardPalliser
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A Benoni nuance in the Watson white rep book
I know a repertoaire book can`t cover everything, and especially not a book in one volume  Smiley
But I wondered if someone else noticed this nuance in the Benoni chapter:
[pgn][Event "?"]
And if its playable it would please my handle!  Cheesy

Started 09/11/13 at 20:42:27 by Benoniac
0 2549 Last Post 09/11/13 at 20:42:26
By: Benoniac
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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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18 18572 Last Post 03/08/11 at 06:18:13
By: TN
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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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20 23969 Last Post 11/16/12 at 13:44:07
By: derdudea
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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 26680 Last Post 10/25/08 at 19:45:21
By: naughtyknight
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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 7592 Last Post 02/11/06 at 18:31:05
By: Swiss_Dragon
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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 3009 Last Post 01/22/05 at 06:57:29
By: alumbrado
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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 2902 Last Post 10/04/06 at 07:55:34
By: Keano
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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 3753 Last Post 06/03/04 at 07:53:20
By: John Cox (Guest)
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Ari Ziegler's Modern for advanced players
just wondering if anyone has seen the dvd and if its any good.  if its like the french defense dvd, its worth its weight in gold.  i do have Martin's dvd on the benoni.  no spoilers please.

Started 02/13/12 at 06:07:09 by wcywing
4 7024 Last Post 02/21/12 at 19:16:36
By: wcywing
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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 6952 Last Post 07/24/10 at 05:00:22
By: LeeRoth
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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 18113 Last Post 05/23/06 at 10:23:46
By: Glenn Snow
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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 3278 Last Post 01/09/07 at 18:16:22
By: IMRichardPalliser
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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 1799 Last Post 08/20/03 at 08:16:26
By: Jim Tracz (Guest)
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Benoni - Modern Main Line: Nh5 without 0-0
Jiri Dufek has recently shared some opening novelties he discovered while preparing the Rybka4 Book:
His novelty in the Modern Benoni caug...

Started 06/30/10 at 18:37:17 by Paul Cumbers
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27 24436 Last Post 09/02/18 at 06:55:12
By: Glenn Snow
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benoni /king indian?
I have seen that marian petrov wrote Grandmaster Repertoire 12 - The Modern Benoni.
When i looked into my database , i have noticed that he enters the benoni with king indian , delayi...

Started 06/12/13 at 21:24:51 by piefr1
14 11672 Last Post 06/22/17 at 20:58:00
By: Stigma
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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 3181 Last Post 03/06/04 at 21:30:13
By: SuperSolidmozza (Guest)
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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 4066 Last Post 08/09/09 at 18:10:56
By: Antillian
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