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Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3 (A70)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 c5 3 d5 e6 4 Nc3 exd5 5 cxd5 d6 6 e4 g6
7 Nf3

Number of games in database: 2079
Years covered: 1917 to 2020
Overall record:
   White wins 42.5%
   Black wins 28.1%
   Draws 29.4%

Popularity graph, by decade

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Walter Shawn Browne  15 games
V Tukmakov  13 games
Alexander Khalifman  12 games
Nick DeFirmian  40 games
Mihai Suba  30 games
Vugar Gashimov  28 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Gelfand vs Jobava, 2011
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960
V Tukmakov vs D Norwood, 1990
Birbrager vs Tal, 1953
Van Wely vs Topalov, 1998
Taimanov vs Petrosian, 1953
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 page 1 of 84; games 1-25 of 2,079  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E W Gruer vs S Mlotkowski  1-0381917Off-hand GameA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
2. S B Gotthilf vs Dus Chotimirsky  0-1481925MoscowA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
3. Botvinnik vs Rokhlin 1-0281927LeningradA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
4. Tartakower vs G Norman 1-0281927Hastings 1927/28A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
5. Kan vs Bernstein  1-0541928Ch MoscowA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
6. Pirc vs Gilg  1-0401930Stubnanske TepliceA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
7. Fine vs Kevitz 1-0321932New YorkA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
8. Euwe vs Menchik  1-0301934Radio GameA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
9. Vidmar vs Menchik  ½-½361937Hastings 1936/37A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
10. E Eliskases vs Bogoljubov 1-0551939Bogoljubov - EliskasesA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
11. Krogius vs L Shamkovich 1-030195111th RSFSR ChA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
12. Bondarevsky vs N Aratovsky 1-0441951URS-ch sfA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
13. B Goldenov vs Tolush 0-1381952USSR ChampionshipA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
14. Birbrager vs Tal 0-1381953Team Championship of USSR, juniorsA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
15. Taimanov vs Petrosian 0-1381953Training TournamentA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
16. L Shamkovich vs V Zurakhov  ½-½421954URS-ch sfA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
17. Stahlberg vs G Kluger  ½-½401954Prague / Marianske Lazne ZonalA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
18. P Panagopoulos vs Keres 0-1231954Amsterdam ol (Men) qual-AA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
19. P Kampenuss vs Polugaevsky  0-14419542nd Soviet Team CupA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
20. R Lemaire vs P Papapavlou  1-0551954Amsterdam ol (Men) fin-BA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
21. P Panagopoulos vs O Katajisto  1-0411954Amsterdam ol (Men) fin-BA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
22. Guimard vs Prins  1-0451954Amsterdam ol (Men) fin-AA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
23. J Kozma vs Ujtelky  0-1401954CSR-chA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
24. Filip vs Ujtelky 1-0331954CSR-chA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
25. B Lebedev vs Vasiukov  1-0411955Moscow-chA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-15-04  Knight13: Black's bishop is stucked for the next 2 moves to avoid White playing Bb5+!. This is not a bad opening position at all.
Jun-12-05  bomb the bishop: I have an overall doubt, what is the main difference if black decides to play 3...g6, or 3..e6 after 1.d4 ♘f6, 2. c4 c5, 3. d5 is g6 intended to avoid another system?

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