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Re: Is the Old Benoni alive and kicking?
Reply #3 - 09/29/04 at 18:34:54
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Since the first game of the match Kasparov-Miles, Basel 1986, the Czech Benoni is out of favour. My database gives about 300 games since 1986 on a level of ELO 2400 and higher. White's score is almost 70%. OK, as an adherent of the Iljin Genewsky I know these statistics say nothing.
After 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e5 4.Nc3 d6 5.e4 Be7 6.Nf3 o-o 7.h3 White's score is even 79% (ELO 2400+) and somehow that does not feel good. What strikes me most, is that there are relatively few Black wins.
  

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Re: Is the Old Benoni alive and kicking?
Reply #2 - 09/29/04 at 11:08:10
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Ok, ok, I will be more precise... Wink
I meant the Czech Benoni:
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e5 4.Sc3 d6 5.e4 Le7
  
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Re: Is the Old Benoni alive and kicking?
Reply #1 - 09/28/04 at 22:01:26
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What do you mean with Old Benoni?
A) Czech Benoni 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e5 and the bishop goes to e7;
B) Benoni Wall 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e5 and the bishop goes to g7;
C) Marshall Benoni 1.d4 Nf6 2.c5 c5 3.d5 d6 4.Nc3 g6 and Black decides later to play e6 or e5;
D) Schmidt Benoni 1.d4 c5 2.d5 Nf6
  

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Is the Old Benoni alive and kicking?
09/28/04 at 09:09:53
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Hello!
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 my main defense against 1d4.
I like these closed positions and i like 'unusual' openings.
Why doesn't anybody play the Old Benoni?
What variations are considered the most dangerous?

I would be glad about some thoughts and answers!
Thank you!
Looking forward!
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