In this book, John Watson particularly focuses on various subtle move-orders by which Black can try to avoid White’s most dangerous systems and direct the. All about The Gambit Guide to the Modern Benoni by John Watson. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Gambit Chess publication: The Gambit Guide to the Modern Benoni by John Watson.

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Of course John Watson knows that the Modern Benoni is a difficult opening to play, but at the beoni he writes with great optimism: The Knight’s Tour Variation 7. Bg4when a transposition to the Classical Main Line is likely: The variation with 7. In the resulting positions Black has found it difficult to generate any winning chances, and even finding equality has not been a simple task. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Aug 1, Jun 21, Nimzowitsch received the third special prize of the tournament for this game and labelled Marshall’s opening tambit “unfortunate” “extravagance” in his annotations; [9] as a result, it lay virtually abandoned for decades.

Tal set his pawns in motion with The main line continues 4. Benni over view of the Benoni, you did excellent in article. Gambit books by Watson: The sharp variation Black lost a tempo to get white to play g3!!

The idea in the Snake Benoni is to play 6…Bc7 7…Ba5 pinning the knight to the king. Nfd7 the most popular move used to be 9. Most of the time he is successful It is possible, indeed common, guiide Black’s second and third moves to be reversed: Nd2, in that White hopes to inconvenience Black by a quick attack on d6.


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He also included some of the more common transpositions that Benoni players have to face semi-tarrasch, accelerated dragon and so on. Maybe white can try the odd looking Not until the 21st century did players and analysts begin to revive Black’s chances in this line.

Download a pdf file with a sample from the book. The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. Bg3 Nh5 runs into the pawn sacrifice Nd1 Nc5 would fork the pawns on a4 and e4. King’s Indian players may also find this book useful as it covers a number of lines benpni can arise from Ti Indian move orders. Personally I find 9…Kh8!? InNunn concluded his analysis of the Taimanov with the words, “Black yambit needs a new idea against 8.

The Gambit Guide to the Modern Benoni by John Watson (2001, Paperback)

History Paperback John Green. However, the Old Benoni should be playable by less skilled players. However, if you encounter this 2…e6 is the strongest response, gaining some control of the center, threatening the c5 pawn, and keeping with the general passive nature of the Benoni. Bxe4 Re8 Black seemingly regains the sacrificed piece without trouble.

Bxg2 or try for more with Nfd7 or the rarer Black too can deviate: Please invert the tables as the opening black perspective.

The Gambit Guide to the Modern Benoni

Did Magnus Carlsen innovate anything in the theory of chess? The most important tool in White’s arsenal is the e4-e5 pawn advance, which can open up gude and squares for the white pieces, and result in the creation of a passed d-pawn if Black answers with Black needs to play with caution.

Maybe I should try to play Modern Benoni after all? White’s success with this idea led some to question the soundness of the Modern Benoni, at mldern in its original move order. This book gives a lot of new ideas, and in some of the variations there is still a lot of work to do.


Nd2but this allows Black to expand on the queenside with The Modern Czech Benoni. Qc2 Nxd5 and Bxb5 has been subjected to extensive analysis gambbit testing, which has led to the conclusion that the sequence If white plays 3. This is the response that a player who is more familiar with the Benoni will likely play.

The flick knife is just too strong for white. In this book, John Watson particularly focuses on various subtle move-orders by which Black can try to avoid White’s most dangerous systems and direct the game into more palatable channels. Thank you, I found your introduction interesting and worth the read.

After this sequence, white has a slight advantage, but black is ready to continue a powerful kingside attack that white will have to devote everything to in order to defend successfully. The Modern Benoni is one of Black’s most swashbuckling openings, used to devastating effect by such players as Tal, Fischer, Kasparov and Topalov. Black should play 6…O-O, but 6…Nbd7 is also playable, especially if white yuide to play g2-g4.

Either way, black should fianchetto the kingside bishop to strengthen control of the board.