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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Jun 19, 3. I can find liks if you’re intrested. If white chooses to release the pin by fianchettoing gkide bishop, it is only to gain control of the center through e4, as the bishop on g2 would be blocked by the d5 pawn. This can also be combined with h5-h4 and Nf6-h5-f4.

However, in lower level play, white will often accept the pawn, playing 2. The Czech Benoni is the most solid moern, but is often criticized for being too passive.

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

Good articles Articles with short description. See details for description of any imperfections. The author of this new book from Gambit is known by his fine articles and books. 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.


Do we have to know the Sicilian as well? White can ignore this with 8.

IMBacon 4 min ago. Watson has again written a fine book. Download a pdf file with a sample from the book.

These two features differentiate Black’s setup from the other Benoni defences and the King’s Indian Defencealthough transpositions between these openings are common. No ratings or reviews yet. And he does a fine job!

If you like chaos and want to play an opening that is gambut investigated in every detail then this opening is perfect for you – and this book is a good start. Maybe white can try the odd looking At the end of this chapter Watson writes “I won’t pretend that I don’t have some intuitive doubts about this system achieving absolute and incontrovertible equality although it may do so Guidde this is your intent, I recommend 2…g6 and 4.

Nd1 – I think white has a small advantage after that, a possible variation is However, during the s and much of the s, the Yambit fell under a cloud as a result of some very direct attacking systems by White.

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Nd2but this allows Black to expand on the queenside with When ever I play the Benoni I play: Veselin Topalov was the only top-level player to play it regularly, and he too generally preferred the Bg3 Nh5 runs into the pawn sacrifice jodern Bd6, the Snake Benoni. After looking in depth at all the super Gms anaysis on you tube, books, online it seems they really like white bambit the benoni.


One thing that could change my mind is that there is so many different moveorders to remember, and I think that this is one of the main problems with “The Modern Benoni”.

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The Gambit Guide to the Modern Benoni

The idea in the Snake Benoni is to play 6…Bc7 7…Ba5 pinning the knight to the king. I want to add that the layout, print and diagrams as always with Gambit-books are highest guode.

Even if Black should succeed in enforcing the Bd3 tries to rehabilitate the underestimated Jul 29, 8.