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Re: 6 Bg5 Saemisch Benko style
Reply #3 - 04/29/19 at 19:54:47
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Thank you.  I believe I can hazard a guess as to where you vary in your book.  However, I'll pick up a copy to confirm.
  
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Re: 6 Bg5 Saemisch Benko style
Reply #2 - 04/29/19 at 14:37:29
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Hi.

ErictheRed wrote on 04/28/19 at 23:36:56:
In my book Opening Repertoire: The Modern Saemisch, I recommend an aggressive plan for White that avoids these types of Benko positions, which I think are essentially fine for Black.  In the old days there were a lot of move order subtleties, some of which I cover in the book. 

I did analyze the position that you gave after 16.0-0, going 16...Nc4 17.Qe2 Bd4+ 18.Kh1 Bxc3 19.bc Ndb6 20.Bxe7 Rfe8, and I couldn't find anything for White there because of the pin on the knight. 

However if you go back many moves, I think that White has an extremely strong early option against this move order.  This is an area of excellent value in my book, because the line that I suggest for White is completely overlooked by other books as far as I'm aware.   Dejan Bojkov for instance, who recommends this variation for Black in his book Modernized: The King's Indian, does not consider my recommendation. 

Thanks for the heads up. I have to say that your recommendation (p.312) looks very, very natural.

Nice book btw Smiley
  
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Re: 6 Bg5 Saemisch Benko style
Reply #1 - 04/28/19 at 23:36:56
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In my book Opening Repertoire: The Modern Saemisch, I recommend an aggressive plan for White that avoids these types of Benko positions, which I think are essentially fine for Black.  In the old days there were a lot of move order subtleties, some of which I cover in the book. 

I did analyze the position that you gave after 16.0-0, going 16...Nc4 17.Qe2 Bd4+ 18.Kh1 Bxc3 19.bc Ndb6 20.Bxe7 Rfe8, and I couldn't find anything for White there because of the pin on the knight. 

However if you go back many moves, I think that White has an extremely strong early option against this move order.  This is an area of excellent value in my book, because the line that I suggest for White is completely overlooked by other books as far as I'm aware.   Dejan Bojkov for instance, who recommends this variation for Black in his book Modernized: The King's Indian, does not consider my recommendation. 
  
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6 Bg5 Saemisch Benko style
04/28/19 at 09:17:32
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I recently came across
1 d4 Nf6
2 c4 g6
3 Nc3 Bg7
4 e6 d6
5 f3 00
6 Bg5 a6
7 Qd2 Nbd7
8 Nge2 c5
9 d5 b5
10 cxb5 Qa5
11 a4 Nb6
12 Nc1 axb5
13 Bxb5 Ba6
14 N1a2 (as played by Ivanchuk) Bxb5
15 axb5 Nfd7
16 00 Bd4+
17 Kh1 Rfe8.

Yes, white has an "extra" pawn, but black has plenty of play - ...Ne5, followed by ...Nec4 or ...c4 and ...Nd3 can follow.  It is very useful that black has been able to play ...Bd4+ as well, as it makes it harder for white to unravel....but equally hard to avoid if white wants to castle.

Has anyone had experience with this line or this position?
  
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