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Benoni Systems and Structures

415 pages, paperback, Everyman, 1. edition 2018

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Two great books from the Everyman Chess Library, Starting Out: Benoni Systems by Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik and Starting Out: The Modern Benoni by Endre Vegh, brought together in one volume.

Starting Out: Benoni Systems is a study of all the crucial Benoni systems apart from the Modern Benoni. It presents diverse and practical options against the queen's pawn opening for dynamic, tactical players and solid, positional players alike. Included are such daring defences as the controversial Blumenfeld Counter-Gambit and the Benko Gambit, a favourite with uncompromising Grandmasters such as Veselin Topalov and Vassily Ivanchuk. On the other hand, Black also has the opportunity to adopt solid, respectable defences such as the Czech Benoni and the Schmid Benoni.

The Modern Benoni is one of Black's most ambitious and audacious defences to the queen's pawn opening, and it has been used with devastating effect by such legends as Mikhail Tal, Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. From the very start Black creates an exceptional imbalance in the position, one which leads to dynamic play and gives Black real chances to seize the initiative. Both players must be fearless in their approach, as hesitation in the Modern Benoni often leads to disaster! In this user-friendly book, International Master Endre Vegh goes back to basics, studying the fundamental principles of the Modern Benoni and its many variations. Throughout the book there are an abundance of notes, tips, warnings and exercises to help the improving player, while key strategies, ideas and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated.

More Information
Weight 590 g
Manufacturer Everyman
Width 15,2 cm
Height 22,8 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2018
Author Alexander RaetzkiMaxim ChetverikE. Vegh
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-1781944899
Pages 415
Binding paperback

Starting out: Benoni System

005 Introduction

007 1 The Volga Gambit Accepted

044 2 The Volga Gambit Accepted without 5 bxa6

093 3 The Volga Gambit Declined

115 4 The Blumenfeld Gambit and Volga/Blumenfeld Hybrids

134 5 The Czech and Closed Benonis

157 6 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 c5 3 d5

183 7 The Schmid Benoni

198 8 The Benoni/King's Indian Hybrid

213 9 Assorted Benonis

236 Index of Variations

238 Index of Complete Games

Starting out: Modern Benoni

004 Foreword

005 1 Introduction to the Modern Benoni

064 2 Rare Variations

089 3 The Fianchetto Variation

103 4 Systems with f2-f3

117 5 Systems with f2-f4

136 6 The Modern Variation: e2-e4, Nf3 and h2-h3

150 7 Classical Sidelines with Nf3 and e2-e4

160 8 Classical Main Line: Nf3-d2 and e2-e4

172 Index of Variations

175 Index of Complete Games