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A Quick Guide to the Benoni Defense

  • #21
    astra176 wrote:

    Just played an interesting benoni trap, good for mid to low level players  https://www.chess.com/live/game/2165604744#

    Interesting trap ad thanks for sharing. Will give this a shot.

  • #22

    <<<4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4! is the Taimanov Attack, and has actually made the Modern Benoni unsound.>>>

    However, this part of the article is completely wrong. Black is no longer scared of the Taimanov and white has long since (ie since about 20 years ago) moved on to look for more effective ways to combat the Modern Benoni. If the Taimanov was effective, this wouldn't have happened.

  • #23

    Incidentally, even the description is wrong, since what is given is the Four Pawns Attack. The Taimanov is characterised by 7. f4 ...g7 8. Bb5+ to which black normally replies Nfd7.

  • #24

    Thanks for the basic guide to the Benoni.   How do you pronounce it, though?

  • #25
    SeniorPatzer wrote:

    Thanks for the basic guide to the Benoni.   How do you pronounce it, though?

    Pronounce phonetically as...

    ben-NO-nee

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