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Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5 (A71)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 c5 3 d5 e6 4 Nc3 exd5 5 cxd5 d6 6 e4 g6
7 Nf3 Bg7 8 Bg5

Number of games in database: 154
Years covered: 1957 to 2018
Overall record:
   White wins 46.8%
   Black wins 31.8%
   Draws 21.4%

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Anthony Miles  5 games
Mark Taimanov  5 games
Wolfgang Uhlmann  4 games
Karl Robatsch  3 games
Mihai Suba  3 games
Alexey Suetin  3 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
M Bobotsov vs S Muehlberg, 1957
Mecking vs Keene, 1967
Kavalek vs Ljubojevic, 1976
Geller vs Tal, 1959
M Cuellar Gacharna vs Fischer, 1967
G Lambert vs Nunn, 1977
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 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 154  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Bobotsov vs S Muehlberg  1-0221957Varna, BulgariaA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
2. Lombardy vs A Di Camillo  1-0331957US Championship 1957/58A71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
3. Polugaevsky vs Lutikov  0-1301958URSA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
4. Averbakh vs Tal  ½-½191958Portoroz InterzonalA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
5. Petrosian vs E Contedini 1-047195813th olm qual. group 1A71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
6. Tolush vs Suetin  1-0411959URSA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
7. Geller vs Tal 0-1421959USSR ChampionshipA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
8. Geller vs Gufeld ½-½411959USSR ChampionshipA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
9. E Goldenberg vs E Eliskases  0-1231960ARG-chA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
10. L Esterman vs O Sarapu  ½-½65196067th New Zealand ChampionshipA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
11. Taimanov vs Boleslavsky  1-0311960USSR TchA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
12. M Bertok vs Matulovic  1-0601960YUG-chA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
13. Taimanov vs F Casas  1-0261960Santa FeA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
14. Szabo vs J Klein  1-0181960Santa FeA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
15. Szabo vs R Cantero  1-0341960AsuncionA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
16. Taimanov vs Khodos ½-½621961RostovA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
17. Veresov vs Suetin  0-1461961BLR-chA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
18. S Johannessen vs Larsen  ½-½531961DEN-NOR radio mA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
19. Szabo vs F J Perez Perez  0-1261961EUR-chT (Men) 2ndA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
20. P Hildebrandt vs C Henin  0-126196162nd US OpenA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
21. K Langeweg vs I Bilek 0-1321962Varna ol (Men) fin-AA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
22. Taimanov vs A Zaitsev  1-0351962USSR ChampionshipA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
23. I Kanko vs H Westerinen 0-1341963Halle ZonalA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
24. Gulko vs V Sherbakov  1-0321964URSA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
25. Taimanov vs Matulovic  ½-½411964Leningrad-BelgradeA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-23-03  crobzub: It's 8. Bg5, not 8. Be2 as it would appear on the board....
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