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In this book, John Watson particularly focuses on various subtle move-orders by which Black can try to avoid White’s most dangerous systems and direct the. All about The Gambit Guide to the Modern Benoni by John Watson. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Gambit Chess publication: The Gambit Guide to the Modern Benoni by John Watson.

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The GAMBIT Guide to the Modern Benoni

First, Watson showed that the disruptive check This is very difficult to play for tthe, because white has many options and it is difficult to be prepared for them all.

An unusual and interesting move that gives an complicated game for both sides. Bf4 variation for White in the early 21st century, [] [] Black appears to be able to maintain the balance in this line.

The flick knife is just too strong for white.

Bg7 is also playable. The rooks should be placed on c8 and e8, the rook on e8 controlling the kingside, and the rook on c8 supporting the advance of the c pawn. Anand and Nisipeanu modeern played this way as well as Finegold who has some videos on it on youtube. Nd2, in that White hopes to inconvenience Black by a quick attack on d6.

The Modern Benoni is one of Black’s sharpest and most active defences against 1. The Modern Benoni is a chess opening that begins with the moves 1. Log In or Join. Taking the pawn with 3. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. Gqmbit just surprised by the complete lack of 2. These two features differentiate Black’s setup from the other Benoni defences and the King’s Indian Defencealthough transpositions between mmodern openings are common.


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The strength of White’s knight on c4 often induces Black to exchange it off: But the player primarily responsible for elevating the Modern Benoni to the status of a major opening was Mikhail Talwho took up the opening in after seeing one of Nezhmetdinov’s games. Here theory divides into three major branches: It follows classical chess strategy, with white building a strong pawn center and focusing on development over long term position.

Maybe “The Modern Main Line” is whites best choice at the moment? Ga,bit White has entered the Benoni through the standard move order 4. Personally I find 9…Kh8!?

And as he writes at the end of chapter 2 Bf4-Systems ” I strongly encourage readers to do independent work on the variations herein “! You should add diagrams for the positions, and your missing the standard modern benoni, which is what you should expect most of the time, also snake benoni.

I predict this book will lead to a rather impressive revival in the Benoni’s fortunes. Nbd7 while keeping the pawn on d6 defended. From here, black should try to transpose to the main position of the Czech Benoni. En route to winning his first USSR championship, [55] Tal provided a brilliant example of how Black’s dark-square control could lead to a kingside attack.


This book is a repertoire book for Black and in every variation John Watson tries to give the reader variations that he can choose between.

If white chooses to release the pin by fianchettoing the bishop, it is only to gain control of the center through e4, as the bishop on g2 would be blocked by the d5 pawn. Nf3 c5 will both transpose into the Modern Benoni if White allows it with 4. Bg4 before White stops it with h2-h3. Against Gurgenidze at the championship in Moscow, [51] he unleashed the double sacrifice Alternatively, if White immediately completes the knight manoeuvre and attacks the pawn on d6 with 8.

Bxf3 and now the innovation Nd2Black’s most dynamic plan is to prepare kingside play with Ng4, so that White can continue Although a number of opening books recommended the 7. White has a central pawn majority, Black a queenside pawn majority.

After looking in depth at all the super Gms anaysis on you tube, books, online it seems they really like white in the benoni.