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Playing the Benko Gambit

Feb 10, 2010, 7:03 PM 1

The Benko gambit is a fun opening that suits my playing style quite nicely. The idea is that Black sacrifices a pawn in order to have active counterplay against the Queenside. In the following game I played against Mike Odell (~1930 USCF) we followed the classical mainline and Black was able to develop a very nice game.

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