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Modern Benoni

144 pages, paperback, Everyman, 2000

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The Modern Benoni (1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 c5 3 d5 e6) is one of Black's most dynamic queen's pawn openings. From the third move Black strives to create a permanent imbalance in the pawn structure, with exciting results. Both players must be utterly fearless in carrying out their plans; in the Benoni he who hesitates, is lost! It is therefore not surprising that this opening features in the repertoires of such uncompromising players as Veselin Topalov, Nick De Firmian and Lev Psakhis, and was popular with Garry Kasparov and John Nunn in their younger days. This book considers every important variation, with particular emphasis on those that readers are likely to encounter in their own games.

  • Full explanation of the latest theory and important thematic ideas
  • Provides everything you need to start playing the Modern Benoni straightaway
  • Ideal battle manual for competitive players
  • Written by a Modern Benoni expert

Andrew Kinsman is an International Master and former Cadogan Chess and Everyman Chess editor. His best competitive result to date was victory in the 1997 Wrexham international tournament, where he achieved a grandmaster norm. He is author of Improve Your Middlegame Play, also published by Everyman.

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Weight 300 g
Manufacturer Everyman
Width 11.6 cm
Height 17.3 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2000
Author Andrew Kinsman
Language English
ISBN-10 1857442229
ISBN-13 9781857442229
Pages 144
Binding paperback

1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 c5 3 d5 e6 4 Sc3 exd5 5 cxd5 d6

004 Bibliography

005 Introduction

Part One: Main Lines (6 e4 g6 7 Nf3 Bg7)

010 1 Modern Main Line with ...b7-b5 (8 h3 0-0 9 Bd3 b5)

022 2 Modern Main Line without ...b7-b5 (8 h3 0-0 9 Bd3 others)

033 3 Classical Main Line (8 Be2 0-0 9 0-0)

Part Two: Other Systems with 6 e4 g6

052 4 Four Pawns and Mikenas Attack (7 f4 Bg7 8 Nf3 and 8 e5)

067 5 Flick-Knife Attack (7 f4 Bg7 8 Bb5+)

080 6 Sämisch Variation (7 f3 Bg7 8 Bg5)

091 7 Other Systems for White (7 Bd3 and 7 Nge2)

Part Three: White avoids or delays e2-e4

100 8 Fianchetto System (6 Nf3 g6 7 g3 Bg7 8 Bg2 0-0 9 0-0)

117 9 White plays 6 Nf3 g6 7 Nd2

128 10 White plays an early Bf4 or Bg5

142 Index of Complete Games

Modernes Benoni entsteht nach den Zügen: 1. d4 Sf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. Sc3 exd5 5. cxd5 d6. Nun ist Weiß im Zentrum im Vorteil und darum zumeist bestrebt, seinen e-Bauern voranzutreiben, während Schwarz versucht, seine Bauernmajorität am Damenflügel zur Geltung zu bringen. Es entsteht ein scharfes Spiel mit beiderseitigen Chancen. Der Autor untersucht alle möglichen Varianten in drei Teilen und 10 Kapiteln. Dazu gibt es 64 ausführlich kommentierte Partien. Der Umfang des Materials und gut erklärte Besprechungen jedes Kapitels machen dieses gelungene Buch für alle Anhänger des Modern Benoni empfehlenswert.

Jerzy Konikowski, Fernschach International 01/2002

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