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Modern Benoni

This is the placeholder for discussions on the Modern Benoni (my November 2011 video lecture series on Chess.Com).

http://www.chess.com/video/player/modern-benoni-1-the-amanovs-thrilling-battle

 

 

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  • 2 months ago

    HectorPerez

    Benoni Counter-Blast is looking for a few good Benoni players.
  • 15 months ago

    ortodata

  • 2 years ago

    kapishreshta

    In some situations, it could be wise to bring the c-knight to d2 and guard f3 instead of eating on e6. Here's an example:
  • 3 years ago

    IM Nezhmet

    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.

  • 3 years ago

    Phelon

    23...Bd4 24.Ncxd6 b6 or 23... b6?

  • 3 years ago

    IM Nezhmet

    I'd like people to test out the suggested improvement of 23...b6 instead of game 23...b5

  • 3 years ago

    Phelon

    On 31.. Bxe3?? 32. Nf3+ it leads to checkmate rather than simply winning a queen for a knight ;).

  • 3 years ago

    Jpatrick

    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.

  • 3 years ago

    IM Nezhmet

    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.

  • 3 years ago

    NM flashboy2222

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  • 3 years ago

    Jpatrick

    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!?

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