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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: 295
Years covered: 1955 to 2022
Overall record:
   White wins 47.8%
   Black wins 29.2%
   Draws 23.1%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Carsten Hoi  6 games
Wolfgang Uhlmann  5 games
Mark Taimanov  5 games
Eric Lobron  4 games
Werner Golz  4 games
Dan Cramling  4 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 12; games 1-25 of 295  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. Shamkovich vs Spassky  ½-½401957URS-ch sf LeningradA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
4. Lombardy vs A Di Camillo  1-0331957United States Championship 1957/58A71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
5. Tolush vs Suetin  1-0411958URS-ch sf MoscowA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
6. Polugaevsky vs Lutikov 0-1301958RSFSR ChampionshipA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
7. E Chukaev vs D Abakarov  ½-½441958URS-ch sf BakuA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
8. G Khodos vs R Etruk  1-04219585th Soviet Team Championship FinalA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
9. Averbakh vs Tal  ½-½191958Portoroz InterzonalA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
10. Petrosian vs E Contedini 1-0471958Munich Olympiad qual-1A71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
11. Geller vs E Mnatsakanian  1-0331959URS-ch sf YerevanA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
12. N Padevsky vs J Franz  1-0371959DresdenA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
13. S Nedeljkovic vs M Boskovic  ½-½281959BelgradeA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
14. Geller vs Tal 0-1421959USSR ChampionshipA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
15. Geller vs Gufeld ½-½411959USSR ChampionshipA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
16. Gufeld vs Y Nikolaevsky  ½-½241959Ukrainian ChampionshipA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
17. R Sanguineti vs N del Pozo  1-0311959LimaA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
18. L Esterman vs O Sarapu  ½-½65196067th New Zealand ChampionshipA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
19. M Bertok vs Matulovic  1-0601960Yugoslav ChampionshipA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
20. L Barden vs W Bialas  ½-½401960Clare Benedict Cup 7thA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
21. Szabo vs J Klein  1-0181960Santa FeA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
22. Taimanov vs F Casas  1-0261960Santa FeA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
23. Szabo vs R Cantero  1-0341960AsuncionA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
24. E Goldenberg vs Eliskases  0-1231960ARG-chA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
25. Taimanov vs Boleslavsky  1-03119607th Soviet Team ChampionshipA71 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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