12588 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
This is the placeholder for discussions on the Modern Benoni (my November 2011 video lecture series on Chess.Com).
The move 23... b6 is of interest; the bishop can go to d4 later; it might also go to e5 in some positions. That is the main alternative I would like to see tested in a practical OTB or blitz game. As we discussed in the video, don't give white the a-file (with the game move 23... b5) and solidify the b6-c5 pawn chain. Accept that the d6 pawn is lost and play around it.
23...Bd4 24.Ncxd6 b6 or 23... b6?
I'd like people to test out the suggested improvement of 23...b6 instead of game 23...b5
On 31.. Bxe3?? 32. Nf3+ it leads to checkmate rather than simply winning a queen for a knight ;).
At move 27, besides the 27...g5 suggested in the annotations, Black can also play 27..c4 or 27..b4 and get the queenside Pawns moving. I don't think there's any advantage here, but there are chances.
White's "Pawn structure" consists almost entirely of latent and present targets. h6 will fall for sure and b2 isn't so healthy.
Listen to the http://www.chess.com/video/player/modern-benoni-1-the-amanovs-thrilling-battle video and post analysis questions about the key lines.
Outstanding. This is of great interest to me because I sometimes have this with reversed colors via a Reti: 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 d4!?
View complete profile
by Nezhmet 21 months ago
Modern Benoni Part 3: The Snake
by Nezhmet 3 years ago
Modern Benoni Part 2
Week 5 Material
by Nezhmet 5 years ago
Why I Blog!
The chief motivation for this site is to present interesting games that for the most part are not yet part of electronic databases. In addition, there is entertaining (semi-recent) history and the blog format is ideal so readers can chip in and flesh out the memories. The best thing about semi-recent history is that most of the characters are still alive!
The site is divided, generally speaking, into decades starting from the 1970s and going into the 2000s. To kick it off, I simply started annotating “undiscovered” games in June 2007 along with whatever memories I could muster.
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!