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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 Smiley

Started 01/11/15 at 16:09:25 by GMTonyKosten
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By: GMTonyKosten
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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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The h3 Czech Benoni Lines...
Hello all,
I have been "Czeching" out (couldn't resist) the Czech Benoni lately, but I've been running into problems with  the h3 lines, for instance:
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e5 4. Nc3 d6 5...

Started 11/29/09 at 04:03:12 by TonyRo
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By: motörhead
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The Czech Benoni
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 2022 Last Post 12/04/08 at 01:14:44
By: MNb
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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 3180 Last Post 08/04/15 at 00:36:13
By: Glenn Snow
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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 4792 Last Post 12/04/09 at 23:59:12
By: Michael Ayton
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Hello chessfriends,
i am looking for theory on the Schmid-Benoni:
1.d4 Nf6
2.Nf3 g6
3.Nc3 c5
4.d5 Bg7
5.e4 d6
In which book is this system theme and what is whites b...

Started 01/24/05 at 13:15:31 by SutterCane
3 3685 Last Post 02/04/05 at 09:18:29
By: elspringer
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Schmid Benoni side line?
I ran across a side line this morning on ICC and promptly lost a miniature. I looked up some games on chessbase online and the following seems to be the starting moves usually played:
1. d4 c5 2....

Started 02/13/06 at 20:34:29 by kevinludwig
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Palliser's benoni book on benoni?
Does Palliser only cover Czech benoni or something like Schmidt benoni?Do you reccomend me this book?

Started 03/14/11 at 14:02:49 by keerik
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By: kylemeister
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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
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By: ErictheRed
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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
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By: TD
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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
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By: Aziridine
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Is the Old Benoni alive and kicking?
This question is already a famous one for different openings. I wonder that the Old Benoni hasn't been discussed yet.
Some weeks before i included the Old Benoni in my repertoire as m...

Started 09/28/04 at 09:09:54 by akut
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By: MNb
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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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By: kylemeister
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Is the Clarendon Court (d4 c5 d5 f5!?) unsound?
Does Black get enough play in the Clarendon Court defense?
I've heard there's a "Foxy Openings #1" video on the Clarendon Court by GM Jonathan Levitt.
I'm not particularly worried about Whit...

Started 06/21/10 at 04:25:08 by chessplayer132
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17 27244 Last Post 08/01/11 at 11:52:55
By: Oblonskij
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How about The Scorpio Defence?
A daring defence that has always looked very logical to me, is another Martens' invention: The Scorpio defence:
1.d4 e6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 ed5 4.cd5 d6 5.Nc3 Ne7 6.e4 Ng6 intending Be7-f6, 0-0, Re8 etc. In ...

Started 04/07/04 at 02:18:38 by Wonderer (Ex Member)
6 5225 Last Post 04/11/04 at 15:18:11
By: Wonderer - Ex Member
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Eva Moser: DVD on 1... c5
Who has the DVD and is so Kind to give us a summary ?
(Maybe I Change my name to d4c5 then)

Started 10/07/13 at 09:36:17 by e4d6
5 6995 Last Post 01/17/14 at 15:19:37
By: TD
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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
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By: MNb
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Czech Benoni: key lines and move-order subtleties
I'm trying to improve my knowledge of the Czech Benoni, which is proving fascinating. As usual, I don't think the key lines/ideas are always delineated particularly logically in the literature -- you ...

Started 10/06/08 at 23:05:11 by Michael Ayton
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By: Oblonskij
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czech benoni, what to play against it
The czech benoni comes up after
1.d4 c5
2.d5 e5
I think of playing
3.e4 d6
4.Nc3 Nf6
5.Nf3 a6
6.a4 Bg4
But there are other ways to handle it,

Started 02/11/08 at 10:19:14 by battleangel (Ex Member)
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