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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Modern Benoni

As usual with Watson’s opening books, you can be confident that he guise done his homework. Bf4 in order to strengthen the threat of e2-e4-e5. Players who tend to use this variation usually will fianchetto earlier than turn 9, playing 6.

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This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. Nh5 and delays further expansion in the centre until the White’s development is complete. It is what Wikipedia has to say about the Benoni. 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.

Bd3, preparing to meet If white plays 3.

The Gambit Guide To the Modern Benoni by Watson, John

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. He also included some of the more common transpositions that Benoni players have to face semi-tarrasch, accelerated dragon and so on.


Save on Other Books Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Against Silvino Garcia Martinez he played Nce4 White had managed to install a powerful knight on e4, while Black’s pieces were hemmed in by the pawn on e5.

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Any player who wants to play the Benoni needs to study master games to see how it can be countered and played against. Nd1 – I think guidr has a small advantage after that, a possible variation is I like the Modern Benoni because in real life at otb, I get a good percentage of wins because the complications are often too much for white.

Anand and Guiide have played this way as well as Finegold who has some videos on it on youtube. These developments did not go unnoticed outside the Soviet Union: For instance, the position in the diagram can be reached from the King’s Indian via 1.

The Knight’s Tour Variation 7.

Its subsequent adoption by players of mkdern similarly aggressive and uncompromising style such as Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov established the opening’s reputation as one of Black’s most dynamic responses to 1.


Bg5 and retreat the bishop to e3 after The game Donner —Tal, Zurich[38] was a classic demonstration of the power of Black’s queenside pawn advance, backed up by the bishop on g7.

The opening regained some more of its former respectability when Vladimir Kramnikneeding a win with Black against Peter Lekoplayed it in the second to last game of the World Championship. Nf3 c5 will both transpose into the Modern Beenoni if White allows it with 4. Nd2 Nc7 is frequently seen.

Nfd7 or the rarer I don’t know, but its entertaining stuff! Another possibility is 9. Penrose—Tal, Leipzig ol Bxg2 or try for more with However, in lower level play, white will often accept the pawn, playing 2. However, all of this does not mean the Snake Benoni is not playable. Back to this thread again. It follows classical chess strategy, with omdern building a strong pawn center and focusing on development over long term position.

Why did you write this? Watson is a previous winner of the BCF book of the year and his books are usually of a very high quality.