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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: 244
Years covered: 1955 to 2022
Overall record:
   White wins 48.8%
   Black wins 30.3%
   Draws 20.9%

Popularity graph, by decade

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Carsten Hoi  6 games
Mark Taimanov  5 games
Anthony Miles  4 games
Eric Lobron  4 games
Krunoslav Hulak  4 games
John Nunn  3 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Bobotsov vs S Muehlberg, 1957
Keene vs A D Martin, 1982
Mecking vs Keene, 1967
Geller vs Tal, 1959
M Cuellar Gacharna vs Fischer, 1967
Alburt vs Tukmakov, 1978
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 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 244  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kholmov vs R Nezhmetdinov  1-0441955Spartak Team ChA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
2. Bobotsov vs S Muehlberg  1-0221957Varna, BulgariaA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
3. Lombardy vs A Di Camillo  1-0331957US Championship 1957/58A71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
4. Polugaevsky vs Lutikov 0-1301958URSA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
5. Averbakh vs Tal  ½-½191958Portoroz InterzonalA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
6. Petrosian vs E Contedini 1-0471958Munich Olympiad qual-1A71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
7. N Padevsky vs J Franz  1-0371959DresdenA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
8. Tolush vs Suetin  1-0411959URSA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
9. S Nedeljkovic vs M Boskovic  ½-½281959BelgradeA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
10. Geller vs Tal 0-1421959USSR ChampionshipA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
11. Geller vs Gufeld ½-½411959USSR ChampionshipA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
12. R Sanguineti vs N Del Pozo  1-0311959LimaA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
13. L Esterman vs O Sarapu  ½-½65196067th New Zealand ChampionshipA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
14. M Bertok vs Matulovic  1-0601960Yugoslav ChampionshipA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
15. L Barden vs W Bialas  ½-½401960Clare Benedict Cup 7thA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
16. Szabo vs J Klein  1-0181960Santa FeA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
17. Taimanov vs F Casas  1-0261960Santa FeA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
18. Szabo vs R Cantero  1-0341960AsuncionA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
19. E Goldenberg vs Eliskases  0-1231960ARG-chA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
20. Taimanov vs Boleslavsky  1-03119607th Soviet Team ChampionshipA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
21. E Goldenberg vs C Bielicki  0-1291961Mar del PlataA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
22. I Zdanovs vs Klovans  0-1361961LAT-ch (open)A71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
23. Veresov vs Suetin  0-1461961BLR-chA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
24. S Johannessen vs Larsen  ½-½531961DEN-NOR radio mA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
25. Taimanov vs G Khodos ½-½621961Chigorin MemorialA71 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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