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NBenko
NBenko
Location: Windsor, Canada
Joined: 3/19/15
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Juro4
Juro4
Location: Slovakia
Joined: 3/10/15
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benkoc
benkoc
Location: United States
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Last Online: 3/7/15
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pokojik
pokojik
Location: Slovakia
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saul-benko
Location: International
Joined: 12/24/14
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  • Surprise Your Opponent!

    The Benko Gambit is one of the most popular openings among club players. It is indeed very appealing to grab the initiative early in the game playing Black against your opponent who likes to play positional chess. Why do I assume that your oppon... | Read More

  • Q&A: Opening Prep And Troll Attacks

    QUESTION: Taylor_chess85 asked: “I would like to understand the type of games I am interested in playing. I am a beginner, and I thought that maybe I might make a database of every game certain people played with a certain opening. My idea is ... | Read More

  • Pfc. Seidman

              Despite the War, the 1940s were an exciting time in American chess, especially in New York.  The USCF, newly formed, still seemed vibrant and "Chess Review,"  Horowitz' somewhat self-serving periodical, reflected the vivacious... | Read More

  • How to Spot the "Invisible" Pin

    Pins are very popular and powerful chess weapons, and I am sure you've used them in dozens of your own games. If you just started playing chess and never heard about pins, I strongly recommend you check the Tactics Trainer. But even if you are... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 4b

    This is the second part of an article (Classic Pawn Structure, Part 4a) that pointed out some structural similarities between the Sicilian Wing Gambit, the French Wing Gambit, and the Benko Gambit. However, the main focus quickly moved to the... | Read More


    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 05.19.2015 - day 160

      World Champion Boris Spassky won against Yuri M Kotkov in the Chigorin Memorial in Sochi in 1965: Black to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Pal Benko in the Candidates Tournament in 1959: White to move and mate in 2: Our... | Read More

    • Advanced Repertoire

      My Advanced Repertoire 2001-2200 White Opening: King Pawn Opening 1.e4 against 1...e5 Italian game Fried Liver Attack Lolli Attack                                      Halloween Gambit                     ... | Read More

    • Intermediate Repertoire

      My Intermediate Repertoire 1401-1700 White Opening: King Pawn Opening 1.e4 against 1...e5 Italian game Fried Liver Attack Lolli Attack against 1...e6 Kings Indian Attack against 1...c5 Kings Indian Attack Closed Sicilian against 1...c6 ... | Read More

    • Fischer-Sozin Attack with World Champions

      I have a database of 28 000 games that includes only the games of World Champions from Morphy to Carlsen. The very excellent freeware "Scid vs. PC" has a function "Opening Report" that gives a report from any given position, and I tested this with... | Read More

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    • Success at the Maryland Open-Duel Blog

      Hey everyone, this is my first blog post since about nine months ago, since I haven't had a good tournament to blog about! After my very successful Potomac Open last August (Check out my previous two blog pots to see that tournament) where my rati... | Read More


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  • Benko's Opening

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    Benko's Opening (also known as the Hungarian Opening, the Barcza Opening, the Bilek Opening, and the King's Fianchetto Opening), is achess opening characterized by the move: 1. g3White's 1.g3 ranks as the fifth most popular opening move in... Read More »

  • Benko Gambit

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    The Benko Gambit is characterized by the move 3...b5 in the Benoni Defense arising after: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 c53. d5 b5 The Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) has three codes for the Benko Gambit: A57 3...b5 A58 3...b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 A59 3... Read More »

  • The Stare

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    In chess, as in other games that promote gamesmanship, "The Stare" is a common tactic used by players to intimidate, annoy, confuse and otherwise put an opponant out of his or her comfort zone. It is generally done when a player is trying to thi... Read More »

  • ECO Openings With Moves

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    A00-A39 White first moves other than 1. e4, 1. d4: A00 Irregular Openings Anderssen's Opening: 1. a3 Anderssen's Opening, Polish Gambit: 1. a3 a5 2. b4 Anderssen's Opening, Creepy Crawly Formation: 1. a3 e5 2. h3 d5 Anderssen's Opening, An... Read More »

  • Benko, Pal

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    Pal Benko was in Amiens, France on Jul 15, 1928 but grew up in Budapest, Hungary. Benko learned chess from his father in 1938, at the age of 10.  His first book was a collection of Capablanca’s chess games. In June 1945, in his first chess to... Read More »