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Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line (A69)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 c5 3 d5 e6 4 Nc3 exd5 5 cxd5 d6 6 e4 g6
7 f4 Bg7 8 Nf3 O-O 9

Number of games in database: 211
Years covered: 1954 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 45.5%
   Black wins 31.8%
   Draws 22.7%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Josep Mercadal Benejam  4 games
Laszlo Szabo  4 games
Walter Arencibia  4 games
Bela Perenyi  3 games
 
 
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
B Vladimirov vs Doda, 1967
Jobava vs Bologan, 2006
Szabo vs Timman, 1975
A Niemela vs Tal, 1959
T van de Berkmortel vs Bronstein, 1993
A Pomar Salamanca vs Szabo, 1967
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 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 211  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. H Lehmann vs R Toran Albero  ½-½29 1954 Munich ztA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
2. Portisch vs P Dely 1-022 1955 HUN-ch 11thA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
3. W F Taber vs E Froomes  1-036 1957 Nevada OpenA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
4. A Niemela vs Tal 0-127 1959 RigaA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
5. Kotov vs A Burehall  1-033 1959 Stockholm, SwedenA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
6. D Osmanagic vs Smailbegovic  ½-½20 1962 SarajevoA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
7. V Mikenas vs M Damjanovic  0-148 1962 BulgariaA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
8. A Zaitsev vs Suetin ½-½64 1962 USSR ChampionshipA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
9. Uhlmann vs Szabo  ½-½34 1963 SarajevoA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
10. V Mikenas vs B Vladimirov 1-042 1963 URS-ch sfA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
11. I Papadopoulos vs L Schmid  0-122 1964 Tel Aviv ol (Men) prelA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
12. H Westerinen vs Tringov  ½-½41 1964 Tel Aviv ol (Men) prelA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
13. Keene vs Levy 1-030 1965 En Passant 5-min tourneyA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
14. B Malich vs Tringov  ½-½27 1965 Sarajevo 8thA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
15. A Pomar Salamanca vs Fischer 0-141 1966 Havana ol finalA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
16. J Arbuthnott vs O Sarapu  0-152 1966 73rd New Zealand ChampionshipA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
17. I Nei vs V Ciocaltea  0-136 1966 DSV-Turnier 03rdA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
18. A Pomar Salamanca vs R Toran Albero  1-040 1966 Palma de MallorcaA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
19. P Peev vs H Gerenski  1-023 1967 BUL-chA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
20. B Vladimirov vs Doda 1-027 1967 Leningrad, U.S.S.R.A69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
21. Szabo vs W Pietzsch 1-026 1967 SalgotarjanA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
22. Balashov vs M Dvoretsky  ½-½75 1967 MoscowA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
23. A Pomar Salamanca vs Szabo 0-142 1967 BeverwijkA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
24. W Goichberg vs J F Shaw 1-027 1967 US OpenA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
25. J B Hawson vs D B Pritchard  0-132 1967 BCF-chA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-15-04  ruylopez900: <chessgames.com> I do believe that the practitioners list is incomplete. Either that or it isn't really a mainline.
Jul-15-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  refutor: it's the mainline of the 8.Nf3 line, but who would ever play 8.Nf3 once 8.Bb5+! was found Benoni, Taimanov Variation (A67)
Oct-05-05  Zettel: One can arrive at this position from a King's Indian where one has re-captured on d5 with the c-pawn and not the e-pawn as is being done today.
Jun-05-06  PaulKeres: Move 9 is ? its missing ?
Jun-05-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  KingG: 9.Be2, but yeah, they should probably correct it.
Jun-05-06  PaulKeres: Thanks <KingG>, there's actually a whole load of ECOs with moves missing.
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