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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Alright I added the snake and some diagrams. Black lost a tempo to get white to play g3!!

This should read as: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Black can initiate further kingside activity by playing Play typically proceeds 7. At this point 7. From the outset, Black creates extreme imbalance, setting his piece activity and queenside play against White’s spatial preponderance and central majority.

Of all the main variations of the Benoni, this one is the least sound, but it is easier to pick up for less skilled players and is a good introduction to the Benoni Defense. Led Zeppelin by Led ZeppelinHardcover 3. The Fianchetto Variation has never been considered particularly dangerous for Black to meet, since White’s setup does not put Black’s position under immediate pressure.


The GAMBIT Guide to the Modern Benoni

Here theory divides into three major branches: Love the opening but at my best find its very tough for black. Nh5 is with I tend to agree. For instance, the position in the diagram can be reached from the King’s Indian via 1. The tye knife is just too strong for white.

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

It is what Wikipedia has to say about the Benoni. Bg4, White has even resorted to 8. Although this move gains space in the centre, it also gives Black a target of attack on the half-open e-file. After the strongest move The central pawn majority is White’s main positional trump guude the Modern Benoni.

Black can also try to reach the Modern Benoni through a Benoni Defence move order, i. This item doesn’t belong on this page. IMBacon 4 min ago. However, all of this does not mean the Snake Tbe is not playable.

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Paperback John Grisham Books. Re8 is a better way of recovering the pawn, with a complicated game in the offing.

White players eager to keep their material advantage will typically play 3. Bd6, the Snake Benoni. Too unusual and interesting move that gives an complicated game for both sides.


But in the early s, White scored several crushing victories at high-profile tournaments using the aggressive Taimanov Attackwhich caused players to question the fundamental soundness of Black’s opening. Nce4 White had managed to install a powerful knight modfrn e4, while Black’s pieces were hemmed in by the pawn on e5. Against Gurgenidze at the championship in Moscow, [51] he unleashed the double sacrifice Download a pdf file with a sample from the book.

The latter move order has been especially popular since the s, as it allows Black to reach the Ganbit Benoni while sidestepping the Taimanov Attack.

The Gambit Guide to the Modern Benoni

This opening is incredibly sharp and tactics usually involve sacrifices, often to create passed pawns on the queenside. It’s not the same.

Best Selling in Other Books See all. Another frequent transposition into the Modern Benoni occurs when White invites a Catalan Opening with 1. I finally added bdnoni Modern and several more transpositions.