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Re: Benoni Game
Reply #8 - 08/09/09 at 18:10:56
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Smyslov_Fan wrote on 08/09/09 at 17:49:27:
Since "My" System had already been taken, Berliner, a World Correspondence Champion, called his book "The" System.  In it, he recommended 1.d4 as objectively the single best move in chess.  In fact, he tried to make the case for a series of virtually forced moves by white to gain an advantage.

The book was lambasted, but it sometimes takes ideologues to advance theory.  Richter's variations against the Sicilian and French were attempts to prove that 1.e4 was best.


Well, surely he was at least partly right here. Even Anand has come around to this. Wink
  

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Reply #7 - 08/09/09 at 18:06:24
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Sorry, of course meant 'The System' - is that the chess equivalent of a Freudian Slip? Embarrassed
  

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Re: Benoni Game
Reply #6 - 08/09/09 at 17:49:27
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Hoppers wrote on 08/09/09 at 17:31:37:
Yes Na6 and b6 are moves, but sadly I no longer have my copy of Psakhis' excellent book and don't know what the verdict was; or indeed on those moves.

I believe you are thinking of the book 'My System' by Gambit Publications.  In that book he made quite a few claims about openings losing by force!


Since "My" System had already been taken, Berliner, a World Correspondence Champion, called his book "The" System.  In it, he recommended 1.d4 as objectively the single best move in chess.  In fact, he tried to make the case for a series of virtually forced moves by white to gain an advantage.

The book was lambasted, but it sometimes takes ideologues to advance theory.  Richter's variations against the Sicilian and French were attempts to prove that 1.e4 was best.
  
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Reply #5 - 08/09/09 at 17:31:37
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Yes Na6 and b6 are moves, but sadly I no longer have my copy of Psakhis' excellent book and don't know what the verdict was; or indeed on those moves.

I believe you are thinking of the book 'My System' by Gambit Publications.  In that book he made quite a few claims about openings losing by force!
  

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Re: Benoni Game
Reply #4 - 08/09/09 at 14:45:53
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Hoppers wrote on 08/09/09 at 12:01:10:
Hi all,
       Yes, I have played the Perenyi line with 9...Ng4 myself.  Iirc the main line according to Watson is 10 h3 Ne5 11 Bc2 Na6!? 12 b3 and then either Nb6 or Na5.  The result is a fairly typical KID/Modern Benoni position where both sides try to argue that the other side has misplaced their pieces.

IMO this is the best line to play because to follow Penrose-Tal means needing to memorise an awful lot of theory just to reach an equal position and with very few winning chances for black.  That was the reason why I have played the line anyway!  Wink


But there are also 9...b6 and 9...Na6 for example.  Speaking of Watson, this reminds me of something he wrote about a decade ago in reviewing a book by Hans Berliner (which apparently claimed the Penrose to be better, or indeed winning, for White); he noted that there were several ways of playing for Black which led to equality or unclarity in ECO (he could have added, also in Gelfand and Kapengut's monograph) which weren't even considered by Berliner.
  
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Re: Benoni Game
Reply #3 - 08/09/09 at 12:01:10
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Hi all,
       Yes, I have played the Perenyi line with 9...Ng4 myself.  Iirc the main line according to Watson is 10 h3 Ne5 11 Bc2 Na6!? 12 b3 and then either Nb6 or Na5.  The result is a fairly typical KID/Modern Benoni position where both sides try to argue that the other side has misplaced their pieces.

IMO this is the best line to play because to follow Penrose-Tal means needing to memorise an awful lot of theory just to reach an equal position and with very few winning chances for black.  That was the reason why I have played the line anyway!  Wink
  

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Re: Benoni Game
Reply #2 - 08/07/09 at 09:25:16
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I saw this live and had been wondering quite why white resigned at that point! Shame he didn't play it out in some ways - very pretty indeed Smiley

iirc that line isn't actually in the DW book (it is in Watson's Benoni repitoire book though). If you look at the last round (thursdays) you can see Gawain Jones winning in a benko line which he covered in th book. Clearly he has impressive bravery/confidence in his own analysis.....
(The british is a big swiss so its not like people have ages to prepare but they do still get some time.).
  
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Re: Benoni Game
Reply #1 - 08/07/09 at 03:40:11
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Similar to Flear-Velimirovic 1987 (a game annotated in Drazen Marovic's early-'90s book "An Active Repertoire for Black"), which went 9...b6 10. Ng3 Ng4 11. a4 Qh4 12. h3 Nxf2.  After 9...Ng4, 10. h3 is "book" as far as I know (I find it sort of annoying when annotators don't mention such things).
  
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Benoni Game
08/07/09 at 01:57:14
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Here is a Benoni game from the current Brits Champs annotated by IM Malcolm Pein, and according to him, illustrates a great idea in Benoni and a devastating combination.

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Richard Palliser's books Dangerous Weapons Benoni and Benko and Modern Benoni Revealed are both excellent. Here he reveals a great idea in the Modern Benoni and finishes with a combination which will doubtless find its way into the text books.


J Hawkins - R Palliser

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.Bd3 Bg7 8.Nge2 0-0-0 9.0-0 Ng4 10.Ng3 Qh4! 11.h3 Nxf2 12.Rxf2 Qxg3 13.Bf4 Qh4 14.Nb5
(14.Bxd6!? Bd4 15.Qd2)
14...a6! 15.Nc7 Ra7 16.Bxd6 Bd4 17.Qd2 Nd7! 18.Bxf8 Ne5!
(Threat Nxd3)
19.Raf1 Kxf8 20.Ne6+ Bxe6 21.dxe6 b6 22.Bc2
(White cannot unpin 22.Kh1 Bxf2 23.Rxf2 Nxd3 wins)
22...Kg7 23.Bb3 fxe6 24.Bxe6 Re7 25.Bd5 Nf3+!! 0-1
In view of 26.gxf3 Qg3+ 27.Kh1 Qxh3+ 28.Kg1 Re5 29.Qf4 Rh5 30.Qf7+ Kh6 31.Qf8+ Kg5 32.Qe7+ Kf4 33.Qf8+ Kg3 34.Qb8+ Re5
  

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