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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
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By: BirdBrain
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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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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 4631 Last Post 06/20/11 at 17:50:18
By: kylemeister
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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 1377 Last Post 07/08/19 at 22:29:32
By: BeeCaves
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Alt-Benoni-Verteidigung
If you have "Alt-Benoni-Verteidigung" by Stoljar & Kondratjew can you maybe give your opinion about it and an index of variations?

Started 03/31/16 at 11:56:42 by TD
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By: TD
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An improved or a worse Benoni ?
What do you think of the line : 1.d4 c5 2.d5 e6 3.c4 exd 4.cxd d6 5.e4 g6 6.Nc3 a6 7.a4 Bg7 with the idea Cge7 or Cgh6 ? have you seen serious analysis or played games with it ?

Started 02/02/07 at 09:08:44 by parisestmagique
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By: Pantu
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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
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By: RoleyPoley
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Ben Oni 5...Ne7
After 1.d4 e6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 exd5 4.cxd5 d6 5.Nc3 I've found 5...Ne7 pretty annoying; is 6.Bf4 really the best way of meeting the positional threat of 6...Ng6 or should 6.h4 be played? (and does this sy...

Started 12/03/08 at 19:52:05 by kandido
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By: kandido
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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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Benoni vs. 3.g3 Catalan
Hi, just wanted to know if anybody knows a book, NIC yearbook, other magazine, online lecture, dvd, or any source material with which to study 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 c5
especially the lines with 4...

Started 05/03/07 at 04:36:01 by ghenghisclown
13 6854 Last Post 05/23/07 at 09:18:47
By: exigentsky
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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 4499 Last Post 01/02/11 at 12:57:14
By: Gerardo
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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 11927 Last Post 02/23/13 at 13:29:07
By: Rue-64
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Czech Benoni
Can White successfully avoid a Czech Benoni after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5
I'm assuming, rightly or wrongly, that 3.d5 is the best move and that 3...e5 forces this opening structure upon White.
Be...

Started 02/20/12 at 12:57:07 by Sylvester
2 3468 Last Post 02/21/12 at 05:14:50
By: Glenn Snow
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Czech Benoni
I'm thinking about playing the Czech Benoni.
In his DVD Andrew Martin seems to cover d4 Nf6 c4 c5 d5 e5.
Does anyone have an opinion about this DVD ?
What additionale sidelines (at move...

Started 09/15/09 at 15:36:32 by e4d6
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By: toppace
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Czech Benoni coverage
I would like to see some games covering the Czech Benoni (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 d5).  There is one game already with this move order but Black doesn't play ...Be7 preferring ...g6.  I know this openin...

Started 08/06/06 at 00:26:07 by Glenn Snow
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By: IMJohnCox
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czech benoni dvd
has anyone seen the czech benoni dvd by Martin and what is your opinion on it?

Started 02/20/08 at 11:51:57 by wcywing
1 2154 Last Post 02/23/08 at 09:04:31
By: Bonsai
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Czech Benoni instead of the Budapest?
I've been playing the Budapest for 30+ years, particularly since seeing IM Walter Shipman employ it at NYC's Chess Center against GM competition in 1981-82.  But now I'm looking for some variety (just...

Started 03/05/11 at 23:21:25 by George Jempty
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By: Rue-64
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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 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
7.h3
But there are other ways to handle it,
p...

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