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Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8 (A76)
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: 57
Years covered: 1952 to 2016
Overall record:
   White wins 43.9%
   Black wins 28.1%
   Draws 28.1%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Jan Hein Donner  3 games
Yuri Averbakh  3 games
Miroslav Filip  3 games
Istvan Bilek  3 games
Milan Matulovic  3 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Averbakh vs Tolush, 1952
Korchnoi vs J Cordovil, 1968
Korchnoi vs I Bilek, 1967
Averbakh vs Tal, 1958
K Klasup vs Tal, 1959
J C Meyer vs L Shamkovich, 1979
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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 57  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Averbakh vs Tolush  1-0251952Training GameA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
2. Lokvenc vs M Czerniak  1-0511952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-BA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
3. Flohr vs Sokolsky  ½-½411954URS-ch21A76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
4. M Raizman vs M Czerniak  ½-½731954Amsterdam ol (Men) qual-CA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
5. Ragozin vs V Sherbakov 0-1321955Ch MoscowA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
6. Boleslavsky vs Gipslis  ½-½261955URS-ch sfA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
7. Averbakh vs Tal 0-1351958USSR ChampionshipA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
8. K Klasup vs Tal 0-1401959RigaA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
9. Udovcic vs Janosevic  ½-½431959YUG-chA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
10. M Vukovic vs Matulovic  0-1401960YUG-chA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
11. Filip vs R Toran Albero  1-0401961EUR-chT (Men) 2ndA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
12. Filip vs I Bilek  ½-½371961Maroczy MemorialA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
13. J H Donner vs Robatsch  0-1521962HoogovensA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
14. G Kluger vs Tringov  ½-½491962Marianske LazneA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
15. Y Kots vs Khodos  1-0281962USSR ChampionshipA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
16. Averbakh vs Tolush  1-0251963Training 1953A76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
17. Tan Hoan Liong vs B Milic  1-0511963HoogovensA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
18. Stahlberg vs N Padevsky  ½-½241964Capablanca MemorialA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
19. Najdorf vs R Garcia  1-0541965Mar del PlataA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
20. G Kuzmin vs Gufeld  1-0291965USSR ChampionshipA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
21. H Ree vs Tringov  0-1401966Titovo UziceA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
22. H Ree vs Keene  ½-½371966Havana ol (Men) fin-BA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
23. Soos vs Minic  0-1391967SkopjeA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
24. Korchnoi vs I Bilek  1-0571967Sousse InterzonalA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
25. Hort vs S Bouaziz 1-0331967Sousse InterzonalA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-02-06  biglo: One of the lesser ECO codes - only 32 games!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Albertan: Hi biglo I have IM Jean Hebert's chessbase disk on the Modern Benoni.Mihail Tal scored 13.5/16 using this variation for Black! (including victories over Averbach,Geller, Gligoric, and Reshvesky!!).The first game played in this variation was Boleslavsky-Nezhmetdinov,URS-ch sf 1950 draw. Lajos Portisch has scored 6.5/9 as Black using this variation and Topalov has scored 2.5/4 using this variation (wins over Bareev and Ljubojevic and a draw with Illescas Cordoba). Timman has also played this variation as Black against Karpov in game 6 of the 1990 Candidates final and the game was drawn in 62 moves and Kamsky played it in game 15 of his World Championship Match against Karpov in Elista (the game was drawn in 42 moves) Kamsky also played it against Korchnoi in the 1993 Biel Interzonal (the game was drawn) . So I guess these facts indicate this variation has had its moments in the "spotlight" as an opening in the world of professional chess.
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