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The Modernized Benko Gambit

160 pages, paperback, Thinkers Publishing, 1. edition 2018

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Milos Perunovic is a renowned Benko player and he scored many great wins using this gambit in his long professional chess career. In his younger days, he collaborated with the Russian choaches Alexander Nikitin and Orestes Averkin. He participated in 4 Chess Olympiads and 6 European Championships and was the Serbian national champion in 2005 and 2007. We also remember amongst his greatest performances beeing the winner of the "Veselin Boskovic" tournamnet 2006 and the Berlin Open 2014. He also took second place in the Chicago Open 2012, participated in the World Cup, Baku 2015 and shared first place in the Grenke Open 2016.

The Benko gambit is the ideal way to fight and seize the initiative as Black. Grandmaster Perunovic, revisited all the modern lines and provided unbiased coverage of the more recent ideas, the most important being the delay of the recapture on a6. He found and tested in practical play, many new but still typical Benko manoeuvres. If you wanna surprise the 1.d4 player, this book and opening will be your perfect guide!

More Information
Weight 310 g
Manufacturer Thinkers Publishing
Width 17 cm
Height 23,6 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2018
Author Milos Perunovic
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-9492510211
Pages 160
Binding paperback

004 Key to Symbols used

007 Preface

PART I – 4th Move Alternatives

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5

011 Chapter 1 – The 4.Nf3 Variation

025 Chapter 2 – The 4.Nd2 Variation

033 Chapter 3 – The 4.Qc2 & 4.a4 Variations

PART II – 5th Move Alternatives

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6

045 Chapter 4 – The 5.e3 Variation

065 Chapter 5 – The 5.f3 Variation

081 Chapter 6 – The 5.Nc3 Variation

093 Chapter 7 – The 5.b6 Variation

PART III – The Main Line

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 g6 6.Nc3 Bg7

107 Chapter 8 – The 7.e4 & 8.a7 Variation

121 Chapter 9 – The Fianchetto Variation (7.Nf3 & 8.g3)

131 Chapter 10 – The 8.e4 & 9.Nd2 Variation (with 7.Nf3)

147 Chapter 11 – The 8.e4 & 9.Bd2 Variation (with 7.Nf3)

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