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The Modernized Delayed Benoni
Does anybody have this book by Ivanisevic and what do you think of it?

Started 11/29/19 at 16:07:52 by TD
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By: TD
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a good/dubious pseudo-Czech Benoni?
Hi, I recently encountered this line in a rapid game: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. d5 d6 5. Nc3 e5!?/?!

I am not well versed in this kind of po...

Started 07/07/19 at 09:37:51 by nocteus
6 3482 Last Post 07/08/19 at 22:29:32
By: BeeCaves
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1.d4 c5?
What is wrong with 1.d4 c5? It seems to be rarely played and I was curious if it is refuted or why it is considered bad. Is it worthwhile to play at the club level? Also, what is the name of this open...

Started 11/23/09 at 13:15:57 by Sandman
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By: FizzySoda
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Avrukh 1.d4 book
I'm studying Avrukh's 1.d4, vol. 2 book and found a position that occurred in separate chapters but the author suggested different methods for White to respond.  Since this is a rep...
[fen]rnbqrbk1/pp3ppp/3p1n2/2pP4/8/2N2NP1

Started 09/18/16 at 14:31:39 by crdII
6 6622 Last Post 09/21/16 at 07:50:49
By: RoleyPoley
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Material on the Schmid Benoni?
I am looking for some (new) material on the Schmid Benoni. I already have:
Crushing White: The Sniper! Vol. 2 - Henley (TPT Press 2013) (looked at it at Amazon)
The Dynamic Benko Gambit - S....

Started 08/14/15 at 13:49:10 by TD
10 10471 Last Post 08/21/15 at 12:54:28
By: TD
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That might be that for the Clarendon Court
Hi All
I've had a soft spot for the Clarendon Court lately (1. d4 c5 2. d5 f5), and I've been doing a little home analysis on it. A lot of posts I've seen around here seem to indicate that the sc...

Started 07/29/15 at 02:02:10 by cramie10
2 4438 Last Post 08/04/15 at 00:36:13
By: Glenn Snow
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Weird Benonis playable CB eBook
Hot on the heels of the Modern Benoni eBook, I've just uploaded the brand new Weird Benonis playable CB eBook at http://www.chesspublishing.com/p/10/cbebooks.htm. Smiley

Started 01/11/15 at 16:09:25 by GMTonyKosten
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By: GMTonyKosten
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Kamchatka Variation
Does anybody know where to find something about the Benoni variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 a6 from Black's point of view?
This line (also called the Kamtchatka Varaiation) was explored by Rolf Ma...

Started 10/13/13 at 18:35:58 by Lanark
9 17166 Last Post 10/16/13 at 07:31:26
By: Aziridine
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Czech Benoni Modern System -- the latest?
I decided to start a new thread on this variation (or rather, set of variations) alone since I’m convinced it’s the biggest threat to the Czech Benoni and I’m hoping a few people might be interested!<...

Started 06/01/13 at 00:45:27 by Michael Ayton
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By: Rue-64
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Czech + Closed (Old) OR Schmid Benoni?
I am thinking on taking up the Czech Benoni as a backup defence versus 1.d4. (I find the Modern Benoni far too theoretical for that purpose. Smiley)
BUT if I start with 1..c5 then White can omit c2-c...

Started 08/07/11 at 14:31:40 by HoemberChess
12 15618 Last Post 02/23/13 at 13:29:07
By: Rue-64
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Old Indian or semi-benoni
I play 1...c5 against 1.d4 White plays 2.d5 Nf3 3.Nc3 d6 4.e4 e5 White never takes and I feel by dark square bishop is useless.I like to attack (who does't).I win most games but they seem very sluggis...

Started 01/13/13 at 15:46:43 by miyagi
2 4097 Last Post 01/14/13 at 16:19:59
By: ErictheRed
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1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3
What should Black do here?  I find it difficult to summon up enthusiasm for playing this line after 4...exd5 5.Nxd5 Undecided
Elsewhere in the forum, John Cox suggests 4...b5!? Can Black get away with that ...

Started 05/27/04 at 02:31:01 by alumbrado
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By: Vidit
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[A43]"1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.d5 d6 4.Nc3 g6" as Black
*1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e5 4.Nc3 d6 etc
*1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.d5 d6 4.Nc3 g6 is the position I am interested in:
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Here is a - far fr...

Started 06/14/11 at 16:43:11 by HoemberChess
4 6287 Last Post 06/20/11 at 17:50:18
By: kylemeister
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Is the Franco-Benoni playable, "busted" or great?
I have stated in another thread that the Franco-Benoni (1.e4 e6 2.d4 c5 3.d5) is all but busted.
Two excellent contributors, kylemeister and Viking, have stated that I'm wrong. Kylemeister has said that open...

Started 09/17/07 at 07:04:40 by Smyslov_Fan
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38 59718 Last Post 04/19/11 at 15:22:40
By: kylemeister
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Benoni question.
Hello everyone!I'm a Schmid benoni player,but I don't like to reach Modern benoni positions(due to the lack of theory).So,what would You recommend me to play against 1.d4 c5 2.d5 d6 3.c4?Maybe there a...

Started 02/09/11 at 17:09:02 by keerik
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By: keerik
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Coverage of the Snake Benoni [A60]
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As Black, I would at times play this position as a complement to the Nimzo Indian,
after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3: 3..c5 4.d5 exd5 5.cxd5 Bd6.<br...

Started 01/02/11 at 00:00:35 by HoemberChess
3 5568 Last Post 01/02/11 at 12:57:14
By: Gerardo
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Delayed Zilbermints Benoni
Gambit wrote on 01/07/10 at 23:15:20:
I have my own variation in the Modern Benoni. Here goes!
Modern Zilbermints Benoni: 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 c5 3 a3 cxd4 4 b4!

This isn't the Flick Knife, so you might want to start a new thread. One poin...

Started 01/08/10 at 00:12:12 by ChevyBanginStyle
6 5287 Last Post 01/08/10 at 22:25:55
By: MNb
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Semi-Benoni -- sound or not!?
We've been here before, but that was some time ago so I wonder if anyone has any fresh insights into this position: 1 d4 c5 2 d5 d6 3 c4 e5 4 e4 Be7 5 Nf3 Bg4 6 Nbd2! Bg5!? (6 ...a6!?) 7 Qa4 Bd7 8 Qb3...

Started 12/03/09 at 17:27:38 by Michael Ayton
5 6056 Last Post 12/04/09 at 23:59:12
By: Michael Ayton
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1. d4 c5 2. d5 e5 3. dxe ep?!
I recently got the opportunity to play against a good friend of mine with this move order.  I was not expecting 3. dxe ep?! after 1. d4 c5 2. d5 e5.  He was confused about this opening - something he ...

Started 10/28/09 at 19:21:51 by BirdBrain
2 4016 Last Post 10/29/09 at 15:44:07
By: BirdBrain
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The Czech Benoni
Hi
I just wanted to hear how you crack the Czech Benoni? Black seems to have a very solid position, but what can white do about it? Any positional or tactical ideas?

Started 12/03/08 at 22:28:21 by Genau
1 2784 Last Post 12/04/08 at 01:14:44
By: MNb
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