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My blog is turning more and more into a personal Modern Benoni blog. Well, I guess there could be worse things. Cool

Last week has been one of my worst for a long time - fortunately only chesswise. After losing quite badly in the FICS teamleague, I continued to lose my first league game in the team I have been playing for for more than a year now. Well, I guess that had to happen one day, but was it really necessary to be by blundering a rook for nothing before the 20th move, thus avoiding a team win and the top placement of the table of our leugue?

The day after I had another assignment for a TL game, and while I was still wondering if I was turning imbecile already or suffering from some other sort of desease, thankfully my opponent opted not only for 1.d4, but was also man enough to enter the Modern Benoni instead of choosing one of the chicken options along the way. What else to say? If it comes to raising depressive chess spirtits, there's hardly anything like a messy MB game to do the job! Lean back and enjoy:

 

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  • 7 months ago

    Ambassador_Spock

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  • 3 years ago

    Torkil

    Most of my opponents do. However, 8.h3 b5 is far from easy to handle as Black either. Still any of these lines are fine for Black, as the ultimate version of the Modern Mainline (h3 and e4 before Nf3) is excluded from White's options.

  • 3 years ago

    elbowgrease

    Nice game.Whenever I go a6 my opponents almost never go a4 (which in my opinion is the best move).

  • 3 years ago

    EdwardT2

    Oh yeah! I think I might return to Modern Benoni after seeing this excellent game!

  • 3 years ago

    tejj10

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  • 3 years ago

    batgirl

    Nice game. I enjoyed it a lot.

  • 3 years ago

    Torkil

    Yes, I wondered the same during the game, and came to the assessment that after 5.dxe6 fxe6 I'd also prefer to do without ...g6 but that on the other hand it doesn't seem to turn a mostly harmless variation into a severe problem from Black's viewpoint.

    I may be wrong or right, but I feel the 5.Nc3 & 6.Nxd5 idea is a worse thing to worry about.

    Thank you, I'm glad you liked the finish :)

  • 3 years ago

    hicetnunc

    Very nice game. Your greater experience with the Modern Ben-Oni shined through Cool The final combination is beautiful.

    PS: I had a look at this move-order for Black with a friend, and we also wondered if 5.dxe6 might be troublesome.

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