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Benoni94
Benoni94
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snakebenoni666
Location: togo, Zimbabwe
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benoni_dragon
benoni_dragon
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benonikiller
benonikiller
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  • Picking The Correct Opening Repertoire

    Picking the correct opening repertoire is one of the most important decisions that a chess player makes. There is no point starting the game with a series of moves that will lead you into a situation that you find unc... | Read More

  • Chess Patterns Are For Everyone

    I always mention the importance of patterns in chess. Unfortunately, many laugh at the thought, others prefer to ignore a reality (patterns) that demands hard work for those who dream of being a master, and some view patterns as nothi... | Read More

  • 2016 Candidates' Tournament Free Analysis Video Guide

    Did you miss any live games from the 2016 Candidates' Tournament in Moscow, where the best contenders in the world battled it out for a shot at Magnus Carlsen's world championship? This guide serves to showcase the top-notch coverage o... | Read More

  • How Past Masters Can Help Your Game

    I’ve gone out of my way to write articles about the importance of balance; everyone needs both tactical and positional/strategic skills (you also need endgame skills, but at the moment we will concentrate on tactics and strategy). To add a... | Read More

  • Video Series On The King's Indian Defense

    The King's Indian Defense is one of the great openings in chess history. A favorite of many of Caissa's greatest innovators — the King's Indian Defense was central to the development of new, dynamic ways to play chess. No more taking 1.... | Read More


    • Austin Kids 67

      Hey Guys, I realized that it has been a long time since I posted a blog, so I decided to post one now. I know, I know, this tournament was played a long time ago, but I liked my games in this tournament, so i just wanted to use these tournament ga... | Read More

      • aalv
      • | Jul 8, 2016
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    • Who Needs Sleep If You're 2150?

      Still not sure how I pulled this off with 3-4 hours of sleep, but I gained over 50 rating points (and some pocket cash) in Solon, Ohio this weekend! As I mentioned before, I will soon be joining chess^summit, with the relaunch in one (!) day and... | Read More

    • Testing the Slav defense

      I've been playing the solid Slav defense recently, because Benoni positions, no matter how much I like the dynamics of it, do not give me good enough results and fun against equal and stronger rated players. And if GM Shirov, a great attacking pla... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Jun 1, 2016
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      • | 4 comments
    • A Quiet Opening and a Wild Game

      Hi chess friends, Yesterday, I played a game in the Northern Virginia Chess League against an opponent with a rating right around my own. I knew that he played the Benoni frequently and I wanted no part in a theoretical fight, so I played a quiet... | Read More

      • CoachJKane
      • | May 23, 2016
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      • | 6 comments
    • Collection of traps

      I've collected many traps that are played in the most common openings.Feel free to post a common trap I've missed or an uncommon trap as well.Legal Trap(Italian game -- White) Blackburne's Trap(Italian game -- Black) Magnus Smith Trap(Sicil... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Soltis, Andrew

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    Andrew (andy) Solits is an American grandmaster.  In 1979, Soltis began writing a monthly column called “Chess to Enjoy” for Chess Life magazine.  It is the longest running column in that magazine.  In 1980, Soltis was awarded the G... Read More »

  • Modern Benoni

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    The Modern Benoni is a chess opening that begins with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6. It is classified under the ECO codes A60–A79. After the initial moves, Black proceeds to capture on d5, creating a majority of black pawns... Read More »

  • Queens Pawn Game

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    In the most general sense the term Queen's Pawn Game can refer to any chess opening which starts with the move 1.d4. It is the second most popular opening move after 1.e4. The name is usually used to describe openings beginning with 1.d4 wher... 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 »

  • A00 to E99

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    This is a list of chess openings, organised by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code. In 1966, Chess Informant categorised the chess openings into five broad areas ("A" through "E"), with each of those broken down into one hundred subcate... Read More »