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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This is not the best opening; it defies gamibt opening principles by not developing pieces and by moving the same piece three times in the opening. Nfd7 or the rarer Another line that has been a formidable weapon for white in the past is “The Modern Main Line”: Jun 20, 6.

The GAMBIT Guide to the Modern Benoni

However, because Nf3 and Bd3 are almost always played by white, I will assume that white plays this for turns 6 and 7, respectively. I tend to agree. Either way, black should fianchetto the kingside bishop to strengthen control of the board. Nh5 and delays further expansion in the centre until the White’s development is complete. From here, black should try to transpose to the main position of the Czech Benoni.

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List of openings theory table List of chess gambits Irregular Quick checkmates Fool’s mate Scholar’s mate. Watson explains the standard plans very well in the introduction, but its still a mess.

Black needs to play with caution. Personally I find 9…Kh8!? However, in lower level play, white will often accept the pawn, playing 2.

Mired in this theoretical crisis, the Modern Benoni remained unpopular in the s. Black lost a tempo to get white to play g3!! Gambit books by Watson: Capablanca — MarshallNew York by transposition.

This is very difficult to play for black, because white has many options and it is difficult to be prepared for them all. This item doesn’t belong on this page.

Re8, such as the Nf3 c5 move order. In Albert Kapengut published a dense analysis [] of the move 7. Former World Champion and opening authority Max Euwe acknowledged Tal’s contribution to the opening by naming it the “Tal-System” in guids opening encyclopedia.

This asymmetry suggests that White will try to play on the kingside and in the centre, while Black will seek counterplay on the queenside.

The idea in the Snake Benoni is to ggambit 6…Bc7 7…Ba5 pinning the knight to the king. Aug 2, White’s plan is to play for a kingside attack beginning with the moves Ng3, f2-f4, and then either e4-e5 or f4-f5.


But most players prefer And even if for some reason you wanted to say exactly what Wikipedia has to say about it I would suggest using blogs instead. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.

Black is not obliged to allow this transposition though: Here theory divides into three major branches: 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.

White players eager to keep their material advantage will typically play 3. Black too can deviate: The most important thing to say about trying to reach a Czech Benoni by the Old Benoni move order is White doesn’t have to play c4, and can later play Nc4. Even if Black should succeed in enforcing the