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Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4 (A74)
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 9

Number of games in database: 37
Years covered: 1953 to 2018
Overall record:
   White wins 45.9%
   Black wins 32.4%
   Draws 21.6%

Popularity graph, by decade

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NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Gavrikov vs Kanep, 2003
Van Wely vs A Giri, 2010
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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 37  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Smyslov vs Ragozin 1-0371953Training TournamentA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
2. G Kluger vs Kholmov  ½-½211954BucharestA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
3. J Kozma vs B Rabar  1-0291960Marianske LazneA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
4. M Germek vs M Bertok  ½-½171961BledA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
5. Szabo vs K Borloy  1-0421962HUN-ch 17thA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
6. Szabo vs L Szollosi Sr  1-0371962HUN-ch 17thA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
7. H R Engel vs B Koch  1-02819655.corr olA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
8. Keene vs B Armstrong 1-0321965Alexander Cup finalA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
9. Reshevsky vs S Garcia Martinez  1-0331971Palma de MallorcaA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
10. B Toth vs E Paoli  1-0331974ITA-ch 35thA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
11. Polugaevsky vs A Z Kapengut  1-045197513th Soviet Team-ch qual group 2A74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
12. S Matera vs Fedorowicz  ½-½391977USA-chA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
13. P Garbett vs R W Smith  0-13619792nd Waitemata TtA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
14. Roman Hernandez vs A Sygulski  1-0471983Polanica ZdrojA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
15. D Stennett vs W S Merrell  ½-½241989St Charles QuadA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
16. C Hadjiyiannis vs E Grivas  0-1341989EUR-chT (Men) 9thA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
17. R Palme vs O Sarapu  0-12319911st Senior World ChampionshipA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
18. N Gaprindashvili vs A Seppanen  0-1401992Helsinki opA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
19. Waitzkin vs Ashley ½-½141994New York Murphy-ACFA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
20. G A Timoshenko vs Galego  ½-½331998Cappelle op 14thA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
21. E Garnelli vs M Petraki  0-1152001KorinthosA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
22. K Mihaljcic vs M Granic  1-0422001TCh-Rep. SrpskaA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
23. W M Buehl vs E Sevillano  0-1332001ch-New York StateA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
24. A Saric vs R Sargac 0-1302001TCh-CRO WomenA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
25. C Baginskaite vs S Prudnikova 1-0292001FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament 2001/02A74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-18-04  Gurch: White wins 75% of the time...? I think the database needs a few more games with this opening to even the statistics out a bit.
Feb-18-04  Kenkaku:, the algebraic line given under the opening name is incorrect.
Feb-18-04  karlzen: Yes you're both correct that it's all wrong, besides they have two exact same Smyslov-Ragozin and two Polugaevsky-Kapengut!
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