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Johann Hjartarson vs Garry Kasparov
Intel World Chess Express Challenge (1994) (blitz), Munich GER, May-20
Benko Gambit: Accepted. Pawn Return Variation (A57)  ·  0-1


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Oct-23-04  yoozum: i never knew kasparov used the benko gambit but i guess he did back in the good old days.
May-28-05  Chess Addict: Kasparov used the Benko Gambit several times, but not on his major tournament competition.
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  gambitfan: Kasparov using the Benko gambit in such a successful way seems to validate this ganmbit, does not it ?
Jul-30-05  valerianus: <gambitfan> Actually, I was always of the opinion that White should "charge" and go for 5 bxa6 rather than chicken out with 5 b6 in this opening. 5 b6 is the thematic equivalent of playing ...d3 as opposed to ...dxc3 in several branches of the Evans Gambit.
Jul-08-08  Xeroxx: Kasparov himself usually plays 5.b6 in this line as white.
Feb-11-09  hedgeh0g: I thought the general consensus nowadays was that Black gains too much compensation for the pawn and thus the best response is to return the pawn in a way in which doesn't do much for Black's development. There are quite a few examples of Benko massacres out there to illustrate the potential dangers of playing bxa6.
Feb-11-09  Riverbeast: Kasparov exhibits proper Benko Gambit 'penetration'
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