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hey. As a benko gambit player i was interested at this video but i rly dont understand why didnt your opponet played after Rb1, Ng4 ?
As a Benko player i always pay attention about this idea for black of Ng4-Ne5. I think it can be more difficult for white to start attcking after Ng4. I'snt it ?
One of the best attacking sequences I have ever seen, well done!
thank you for this video. I play the Benko with black pieces and I would like to learn something about the position after 5.b6 e6. This is currently my way to fight against the nasty b6 line.
Wow great video Roman. I don't know openings too well but in my last tournament in the u1900 section I was faced with the benko gambit and I saw this move b6 and went for it. I ended up playing a lot of the ideas you suggested without knowing it was an actual opening haha. I got my knights on b5 and c4, my pawn on a4, and I prevented Ne5. My goal was to keep his bishop off of the a6-f1 diagonal and not give him the a file, and to blockade the b file. It worked out really well. I let him get back into the game later on because of my blunder, and had to finish him off in time pressure with a queen trap, but I would love to show you my game. I just don't know your account name here on chess.com so I can't send it to you...
I think it's really cool that a GM of your strength is recommending a move I found on my own OTB.
I can beat you with out a rook
Please delete this video, I play the Benko as black
Roman, I always enjoy and learn a great deal from your videos, and I'm not saying this just to be kind. And I would like to ask you if you would consider this: Please show on the board, with visuals, what you are saying when you give a sequence of moves verbally. For example, you might say: Bishop moves to e4, Knight takes Bishop, Queen checks, etc., but, I believe, if you were to consider it, your teaching would be even more effective if you reinforced what you say by showing us visually the same thing. I have read that one learns better if as many modes of instrution are used: sense of hearing, visual, kinesthetic, etc. Thank you for reading this and for your many really instructive and effective videos.
why was this taken down temporarily? I saw it a few weeks ago, wanted to refer to it a few days ago, but it wasn't there. And now it's back up...
Fantastic illustration and explanation...packed with ideas. I always play b6 variation against Benko and do have good results. But I learned so much more from GM Roman who no doubt is a great coach. Many thanks.
i love your games
Whole game was delicious! Such beautiful moves by white in this game, dictational moves on the a and b file by three different pawns, Bf4 so sweet, the two knights daring to be taken because whichever one you don't take will crush you, then rook domination on the e-file. Such a powerful attack with excellent ideas behind it at every turn. I feel sorry for valiant opponent.
b4 is just a golden move, and one that my vision hasn't allowed me to find without being shown. Thank you GM Dzindzichashvili, and thanks for warning not to take b6 as black.
did yaz release this by accident two weeks ago or sometin ya... good video anyway, very nice combination
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
Today we "re-release" GM Roman's video lecture covering an opening repertoire recommendation against the Benko Gambit. As usual, his example game and highlighted points come from one of his own experiences. Pay close attention to white's ability to "snuff" black's queenside counterplay (with moves like a4 in reaction to black's a5) along with white's central e5-breakthrough...
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GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
GM Dzindzichashvili was once one of the top players in the world. Born in Georgia, his chess first developed in the USSR. While still an International Master, he defeated opponents like Botvinnik and Bronstein before emigrating, first to Israel where he became a Grandmaster, and then to the United States. His accomplishments in the U.S. include two U.S. Championship first places, and one World Open. He has not played actively in tournaments recently, but has become even more famous perhaps in the U.S. for quality instructional materials, in particular chess videos! Roman Dzindzichashvili now teaches chess classes and seminars for Chess.com University. Feel free to contact him for more information!
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