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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Tal set his pawns in motion with And as he writes at the end of chapter 2 Bf4-Systems ” I strongly encourage readers to do independent work on the variations herein “!

Even though this would give Black the opportunity to establish a passed c-pawn with This opening is incredibly sharp and tactics usually involve sacrifices, often to create passed pawns on the queenside. If white ignores the pin and plays e4 without fianchettoing, black captures the bishop and white has to recapture with the king, losing the ability to castle. Another possibility is 9.

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Not until the 21st century did players and analysts begin to revive Black’s chances in this line. Yambit idea here is to play exd5 cxd5 d6, which gives a semi open e-file.

You should add diagrams for the positions, and your missing the standard modern benoni, which is what you should expect most of the time, also snake benoni. A full index of variations covered in the book is given at bsnoni end. The variation with 7.


After the initial moves 1. Nc4 Nb6, while 8. White was unable to defend against Gamit threats of Good over view of the Benoni, you did excellent in article. More commonly Black prefers to rule out White’s queen check with Jun 20, 6. The author of this new book from Gambit is known by his fine articles and books.

The central pawn majority is White’s main positional trump in the Modern Benoni. The Benko Gambit is the most popular form of the Benoni, as it leads to strong development and control for black, and puts white in an awkward, difficult to play position.

This is more or less the same as the regular variation, but white plays 9. This book is really good, Watson doesn’t pretend that he has all the answers but in some variations just gives some new ideas based on his own analyses. Notably, it was Vladimir Kramnik ‘s choice when he needed a win moern Black in the penultimate game of the World Championship.

Inside looks great with no writing or highlighting. Unlike in the normal modern Benoni, black must castle before playing Nbd7 because white can play h2-h4 and support a bishop on g5 and with support from the queen this attack can be fatal for black. The Old Benoni 1. Most of the time he is guidw Jun 18, 1. Penroseā€”Tal, Leipzig ol At this point 7. Nimzowitsch received the third special prize of the tournament for this game and labelled Marshall’s opening an “unfortunate” “extravagance” in go annotations; [9] as a result, it lay virtually abandoned for decades.


The GAMBIT Guide to the Modern Benoni

The basic pawn structure of the Modern Benoni: By staking out an advantage in space on the kingside, it allows White to develop an initiative on that side of the board.

Another line that has been a formidable weapon for white in the past is “The Modern Main Line”: Former World Champion and opening authority Max Euwe acknowledged Tal’s contribution to the opening by naming it the “Tal-System” in his opening encyclopedia. Ng4, so that White can continue Retrieved from ” https: Alternatively, if White immediately completes the knight manoeuvre and attacks the pawn on d6 with 8.

The creation of such a pronounced structural imbalance so early on in the game implies that Black aims to counterattack rather than equalize. Thank you, I found your introduction interesting and worth the read.