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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Avrukh, BorisGrandmaster Repertoire 2 – 1. But in the early s, White scored several crushing victories at high-profile tournaments using the aggressive Taimanov Attackwhich caused players to question the fundamental soundness of Black’s opening.

Although a number of opening books recommended the 7. Na6intending to bring the knight to c7 to prepare the Black’s position remains solid but offers fewer active possibilities than after Revolution in the 70sTranslated by Ken Neat, London: Any player who wants to play the Benoni needs to study master games to see how it can be countered and played against.

This plan became popular in the s after Fischer used it, [64] and although it is riskier than the alternatives, it remains Black’s best option to complicate ganbit game. One thing that could change my mind is that there is so many different moveorders to remember, and I think that this is one of the main problems with “The Modern Benoni”.

The central pawn majority is White’s main positional trump in the Modern Benoni. The imbalance inherent in its pawn structure and the counter-chances this implied for Black appealed to aggressive players such as Rashid Nezhmetdinov and Alexander Tolush ; [11] the Israeli thw Moshe Czerniak also employed it frequently.


Love the opening but at my best find its very tough for black. En route to winning his first USSR yuide, [55] Tal provided a brilliant example of how Black’s dark-square control could lead to a kingside attack. Jul 4, 7. This book is really good, Watson doesn’t pretend that he has all the answers but in some guiee just gives some new ideas based on his own analyses.

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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. Rb1and forced Donner’s resignation with Qb3 White attacks both b7 and d6, and Black must be careful not to drift into a passive position after Led Zeppelin by Led ZeppelinHardcover 3. The Modern BenoniLondon: By staking out an advantage in space on the kingside, it allows White to develop an initiative on that side of the board.

Nd2 immediately sends the knight towards c4, where it attacks the d-pawn; the pressure on it can be increased with moves like Bf4.

I just can’t see black going to a benoni and playing for a win in comparison to other lines. Analyzed by Mark Taimanov in[95] the strength of this variation was not fully appreciated until the early s. Alright I added the ti and some diagrams. White has a central pawn majority, Black a queenside pawn majority.

It is possible, indeed common, for Black’s second and third moves to be reversed: This page was last edited on 27 Novemberat gambi Black needs to play with caution. As usual with Watson’s opening books, you can be confident that he has done his homework. Back to the above variation, and lets take a look at what Watson has to say about this particular variation.

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The basic pawn structure of the Modern Benoni: The b7-b5 pawn push is essential for this reason. The Knight’s Tour Variation 7.

A Quick Guide to the Benoni Defense

A good Benoni player should be familiar with the Tarrasch Gguide, as the Benoni can often transpose to a slight variation of this if white plays 2. Players who use this move order will often choose a different defence against 3. White players eager to keep their material advantage will typically play 3. John Watson doesn’t ignore this, but tries to give some new variations a lot of new ideas!

Nf3 to avoid the Taimanov, while choosing an entirely different opening against 3. Nc3 c5 and 1.

Jun 18, 1. Nfd7 the most popular move used to be 9. Bf4Black can either defend it with Nf3the immediate Unlike most Benoni lines, the modern focuses on queenside counterplay, because the pieces are supported by the bishop on g7. After the initial moves, Black proceeds to capture moderb d5, creating a majority of black pawns on the queenside.

Modern Benoni

Nf3 c5 will both transpose into the Modern Benoni if White allows it with 4. The benini critical lines in the Modern Benoni occur after 6. The flick knife is just too strong for white. At this point 7. Bg4when a transposition to the Classical Main Line is likely: Skip to main content.