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Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O (A72)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 c5 3 d5 e6 4 Nc3 exd5 5 cxd5 d6 6 e4 g6
7 Nf3 Bg7 8 Be2 O-O

Number of games in database: 65
Years covered: 1955 to 2019
Overall record:
   White wins 41.5%
   Black wins 32.3%
   Draws 26.2%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Milko Bobotsov  3 games
Lev Psakhis  3 games
Milan Matulovic  3 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
F Olafsson vs Yanofsky, 1957
J Sherwin vs W H Donnelly, 1959
V McCambridge vs D Gurevich, 1984
K Langeweg vs Psakhis, 1981
R Faase vs Keene, 1965
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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 65  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Simagin vs Antoshin  ½-½591955Moscow-chA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
2. C H Maderna vs V Palermo  1-0271955ARG-chA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
3. Portisch vs J Pogats  1-0361956Alekhine MemorialA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
4. F Rubio Aguado vs R Cantero  ½-½111957Sao PauloA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
5. V Sokolov vs A Bradvarevic  0-1401958YUG-ch sfA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
6. J Vesely vs H Juettler  1-0251958WchT U26 fin-A 05thA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
7. A Kolarov vs N Padevsky  ½-½231959BUL-chA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
8. F Olafsson vs E Nievergelt  1-0351959ZurichA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
9. J Sherwin vs W H Donnelly  1-019195960th US OpenA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
10. B Malich vs K Darga  ½-½351960Leipzig ol (Men) fin-AA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
11. Uhlmann vs Szabo  1-0311961Marianske Lazne ZonalA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
12. M Bobotsov vs F J Perez Perez 1-0381961Marianske Lazne ZonalA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
13. M Aaron vs Robatsch  0-1421962Varna ol (Men) qual-DA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
14. L Joyner vs R H Steinmeyer  0-1421963Golden Knight FinalsA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
15. Z Kovacs vs G Kluger  ½-½321963HUN-ch 18thA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
16. M Bobotsov vs F J Perez Perez  ½-½361963Capablanca Memorial 2ndA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
17. I Bilek vs Larry Evans  0-1371964Amsterdam InterzonalA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
18. M Bobotsov vs G Antunac  ½-½621964ZagrebA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
19. R Faase vs Keene 0-1191965Bognor Regis-AA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
20. Balashov vs J Piket  0-1401965Hoogovens-BA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
21. F Portisch vs Portisch ½-½151966BudapestA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
22. I Kanko vs Soos  ½-½241966Havana ol (Men) qual-GA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
23. J Kozma vs A Kubicek  1-0421967CSR-chA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
24. Ivkov vs R Bogdanovic  ½-½221967SarajevoA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
25. F P Petersen vs Matulovic  ½-½351967Halle ZonalA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
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