Benoni Defense: Czech Benoni Defense

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  • 2 years ago


    Benoni Counter-Blast is looking for a few good Benoni players.
  • 4 years ago



    great tutorial on this. Personally I am becomin more attracted to this opening as a response to d4. Both sides certainly have chances.

  • 4 years ago


    Good opening If white captures 4. dxe6 then black recaptures with 4... fxe6 , then the finally result would be black ha lost a semi-center pawn and white has lost a center pawn,( read the my blog " the value of a pawn ") . But white shouldn't capture.
  • 5 years ago


    The main line is ( after 5.e4 as shown in the puzzle below) 5.Be7 6.h3 0-0 7.Nf3 Ne8 8.g4 Nd7 9.Bd3 g6 10.Bh6 Ng7 11.Rg1 Nf6 

  • 5 years ago


    An interesting defense, and a good one for average players. As far as I see it, it does not really require acute positional understanding. In fact, the positional plans for both sides are pretty simple and easy to grasp. Essentially, both sides are aiming for the same thing: an f pawn break or even a b pawn break. White has a bit more space with which to do this and a theoretical advantage in most main lines, but practical play has shown that black has chances too.

    I would reccomend it for average players for a few reasons: 1. As I mentioned before, the strategic plans for both sides are pretty straightforward. 2. If white is not familiar with the defense, and isn't really familiar with the f pawn break, he won't try to stop it or to play for it himself, which gives black more chances than he would otherwise have. 3. While not extremely popular, the Czech Benoni is played occasionally at master level, and is, generally speaking, well respected.

  • 6 years ago


    Acute positional instincts required for this defense. I believe there is a complex black queen's knight manouver in some lines to stop an early f pawn advance by white. Watch out out for kingside pawn storms by white.

  • 6 years ago


    Interesting, certainly looks playable for both sides.

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