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benonikiller
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    • 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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    • Collection of traps

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      • Adrochatio
      • | May 22, 2016
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    • World Championship Openings

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      • ih8sens
      • | May 19, 2016
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      • | 3 comments
    • Road to 2000 Fide

        This is going to be my blog of my competitive standard games for my journey to 2000. Game 1: (17/05/2016) Which was a club vs club face off - played okay considering I am working and studying full time and haven't played competition chess si... | Read More

      • j1ng1ez
      • | May 17, 2016
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Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Benoni

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    The opening name after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5.  It was first analyzed by Aaron Reinganum in 1825, who called it Ben-Oni (child of my tears, in Hebrew).  His book was Ben-Oni oder die Vertheidigungen die Gambitzüge im Schach. Not to be confused with ... Read More »