|Jul-22-05|| ||chessboyhaha: The old main line.
My is that in the Benko Gambit the endgame is , in the most of the times, better to black. However White has a pawn ahead that's why i guess that the black should play to the attack and/or endgames's advantages. I play the Volga/Benko Gambit same I was 8 years old and I loss 40% of the times 45% I won and 5% I drawn. I guess that Shereshevsky's bring up great games (pages 84 to 92). I had never trust on MCO I prefer to see games of Grand Masters.
|Jul-22-05|| ||OneBadDog: I love the Benko Gambit. I played it a couple of time in OTB tournaments. When I play at FICS, I no longer play the Benko because too many white players avoid it by playing Veresov, Torre or Trompowsky openings.|
|Jul-23-05|| ||midknightblue: Move 5... Bxa6 should be 5. g6 (with Bxa6 played on move 6... Just as Benko ;)
I am trying to learn this opening better, as I live in a fairly small area - and most of the chess players around here know that I usually play the Gruenfeld.
<OBD> What is your FICS handle? I am midknightblue. We could practice a few Benko Gambits against each other, or just play a few regular games. I have the same handle as here - midknightblue.|
|Mar-14-06|| ||WTHarvey: Here is a collection of puzzles from A59 miniatures: http://www.wtharvey.com/a59.html|
|Jul-09-08|| ||Chessman100: IMO, this is the best way to play against the Benko.|
|Jan-07-09|| ||Chessman100: <midknightblue> Playing 5... Bxa6 or 5...g6 dosen't make a big difference because it leads to the same position. Correct me if I'm wrong.|
|Jan-07-09|| ||MaxxLange: http://www.jeremysilman.com/chess_l...|
|Jan-07-09|| ||ganstaman: Since we've cited the source, I'd like to copy the info here:|
<The view that an immediate 5…Bxa6 is inaccurate has been generally accepted for a couple decades. However, this is based on the assessment of the following line: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 Bxa6 6.g3 d6 7.Bg2 g6 8.b3! Bg7 9.Bb2 0-0 10.Nh3 Nbd7 11.0-0 and though Black has tried just about every possible move and idea, White seems to come out on top.
Because of this, 5…g6 became Black’s main choice. Now Black can meet 6.b3 Bg7 7.Bb2 0-0 8.g3 with 8…Nxa6 9.Bg2 Bb7 when Black is doing well due to the possibilities of …Nb4 and/or …e6.
In a nutshell, you lose nothing by choosing 5…g6, since you can always hack off the pawn later by …Bxa6. Since there’s no downside, why not use this move, which keeps your options open and guards against the double fianachetto line mentioned above?>
|Jan-09-09|| ||MaxxLange: <ganstaman> good idea, and seems like a fair use quote to me|
this reminds me of the Ruy Lopez ...we bang out so many "automatic" moves, some of which are there to bust some obscure sideline that no one even plays anymore, based on games played decades ago. That's Theory for you!