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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 2143 Last Post 12/31/08 at 21:38:10
By: Matemax
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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
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By: John Cox (Guest)
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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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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
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By: The King
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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 2003 Last Post 04/21/04 at 08:10:40
By: IMRichardPalliser
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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 3258 Last Post 04/06/05 at 12:08:54
By: Fernando Semprun
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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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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)
9 4466 Last Post 12/06/05 at 23:28:16
By: basqueknight - Ex Member
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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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New Benoni Book
Has anyone here mentioned the book who`s coming up from regarding the Benoni? Marian Petrov is the author, and its 308 pages long. Could be interesting Smiley
Realese date is set to...

Started 03/02/13 at 18:28:59 by Benoniac
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By: MarkG
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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
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By: Benoniac
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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 2416 Last Post 05/18/07 at 18:03:12
By: Markovich
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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 16677 Last Post 10/29/05 at 12:26:47
By: Smyslov_Fan
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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 2958 Last Post 06/01/03 at 14:15:00
By: IanE11
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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
2 2325 Last Post 05/22/08 at 15:04:26
By: thibdb13
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Chess Developments: the Modern Benoni
Richard Palliser has published a new book on the Modern Benoni, and I am surprised that no one has brought it up - especially more so since this is probably the first non-'starting out' book on the MB...

Started 12/22/11 at 11:28:16 by clickclick
14 16568 Last Post 01/04/13 at 21:29:20
By: fling
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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
3 2974 Last Post 06/09/09 at 08:51:43
By: CrushingAttack
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Current Concensus on Modern Benoni
I heard that the modern benoni isn't widely played at the top level anymore (mainly due to the Taimanov variation). 
If I start learning the modern benoni as my d4 defense, should I try to avoid...

Started 07/16/07 at 23:15:41 by Dinomike100
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By: up and comer
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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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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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