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Re: The Modernized Modern Benoni by Alexey Kovalchuk
Reply #3 - 03/28/24 at 21:46:05
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AJWZ wrote on 12/28/23 at 23:48:29:
Hello! I'm recently interested in Modern Benoni and try to find good sources. What do you think of Kovalchuk's book on Modern Benoni? How good is it when comparing to Petrov's, Doknjas' or Pavlovic's works? How good is his Anti-Benoni section, which distinguish it form the above mentioned books? Is it worth buying?


I haven't really played the Modern Benoni for over a decade when it was my regular line against 1.d4 and am now looking to get back to it.

I have all of those books you mentioned except Pavlovic's books which I have purposely avoided because it looks like an unpleasant data dump (I'm probably being unfair on the author but I much prefer books that provide textual explanations to accompany analysis).

I like the Donkjas book which I think got very good reviews but personally prefer the Kovalchak one (I'm getting old so it might be just the bigger text making it the easier to read), which is also the newest one of the books you listed. I also have his Benko books.

Depending on the level you play any of the books that you find easy to understand is worth getting even if it is an older book because it is such a thematic opening.
  

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Re: The Modernized Modern Benoni by Alexey Kovalchuk
Reply #2 - 03/25/24 at 21:45:39
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There is also a book simply titled "Benoni," by Ivan Ivanisevik:

https://forwardchess.com/product/benoni?section=Products

  
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Re: The Modernized Modern Benoni by Alexey Kovalchuk
Reply #1 - 12/31/23 at 01:48:38
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My books on the Modern Benoni Opening (MBO) are older than the one's that you mention. The last time I looked at it, I was pondering Black's response to 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. Nc3 ed5 5. cd5 d6 6. Nf3 g6 7. Bf4 Bg7 8. e3 O-O 9. h3.
  
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The Modernized Modern Benoni by Alexey Kovalchuk
12/28/23 at 23:48:29
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Hello! I'm recently interested in Modern Benoni and try to find good sources. What do you think of Kovalchuk's book on Modern Benoni? How good is it when comparing to Petrov's, Doknjas' or Pavlovic's works? How good is his Anti-Benoni section, which distinguish it form the above mentioned books? Is it worth buying?
  
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