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Modern benoni, classical system
Compiled by armis

This is a collection of instructive games I've studied to deepen my understanding of the modern benoni defence. I'll try to include most of the games I study into this collection. Here only the games from classical system will be included

Why Bg4 is better after the inclusion of a6 a4
Gligoric vs Matulovic, 1967 
(A73) Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O, 42 moves, 1-0

Black handles the opening well
Portisch vs Kasparov, 1981 
(A75) Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

A model game by white
Gligoric vs Miles, 1974 
(A75) Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4, 46 moves, 1-0

A fine example of exploiting the weakness of black's queenside
Beliavsky vs Kasparov, 1979 
(A73) Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O, 35 moves, 1-0

An excellent example of black playing vigirously to avoid cramp
Rajkovic vs de Firmian, 1983 
(A75) Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4, 33 moves, 0-1

An inspiring game by Kasparov with an amazingly beautiful draw
Portisch vs Kasparov, 1981 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

A beautiful game by Ljubojevic
Larsen vs Ljubojevic, 1975 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 27 moves, 0-1

White delays f4 until a favorable moment
Petrosian vs Quinteros, 1976 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 43 moves, 1-0

Black voluntarely weakens his pawn structure for activity
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(A61) Benoni, 41 moves, 0-1

It's the c3 knight which should be transferred!
Gligoric vs Kavalek, 1972 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 38 moves, 1-0

Petrosian sacs the exchange to exploit the weak light squares
Petrosian vs N Rashkovsky, 1976 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 31 moves, 1-0

Black secures the knight outpost on e5 moving his pawn to g5
Najdorf vs Timman, 1982
(A61) Benoni, 50 moves, 0-1

12. ...Qe7 turns out to be a waste of tempo
Gligoric vs Y Gruenfeld, 1980
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 48 moves, 1-0

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