Benko Gambit: Declined. Pseudo-Saemisch Anand vs Adams, (A57) Benko Gambit, 48 moves, 1//2. Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fianchetto Variation. The Benko Gambit is a special answer to 1.d4 in which Black sacrifices a pawn right off the bat. If White plays 5 then 4 a6 usually follows. Black hopes that . 19 Jan Hi, I thought I would write a short piece on the Benko Gambit with some example games. It is a respected opening played at the highest level, all the top players.

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Benko Gambit – Chess Openings –

These are benefits which can last well into the endgame and so, unusually for a gambitBlack does not generally mind if queens are exchanged; indeed, exchanging queens can often remove the sting from a kingside attack by White. When the Black has 10 lives kings The idea of sacrificing a pawn gajbit It’s an opening I have been experimenting with a bit in bullet games as it seems to be easy to play for black and gives white a few issues on the queenside.

What do you guys play against this as black? I sometimes play the Benko, and I get around this potential problem by having little to no working knowledge of the main line.

D Podhorzer vs Spielmann. Jan 30, 6. In many countries, particularly in the Eastern Bloc, the opening is known as the Volga Gambit.


A57: Benko gambit

Chess on an Infinite Plane silvertruck – Wind vickalan 36 min ago. M Stolberg vs Bondarevsky.

J Dobias vs Opocensky. A Becker vs Opocensky. The Benko Gambit or Volga Gambit is a chess opening characterised by the move White is probably objectively better, but it’s easy for black to generate a dangerous attack on the black king. I have set up a tournament for players rated to if you fancy learning a bit about this interesting opening.

I prefer to be flexible in my ignorance. Another popular alternative is 5. A rook sacrifice as a novelty should usually be avoided! Black’s compensation for the pawn takes several forms. The gambit’s most notable practitioner has been its eponym, Pal Benko. This often leads to recapturing the gambitted pawn and more. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community! I certainly considered the move, but I had to admit to myself that I couldn’t remember any further, so I tried to look at the position completely afresh.

If you still have your prem. Surely there must be some earlier ones? Another idea, popular at the grandmaster level as ofis to accept the pawn but then immediately return it with 4.

Qd4 reaching this bizarre position: K Junge vs Hromadka. It later turned out we’d studied the same opening text.

Log In or Join. Does anyone here play the blumenfeld countergambit. E Zinner vs L Engels.

A Benko gambit –

P F Johner vs J Mieses. Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames. Can companies buy their own chess variation name these days? Kxf1 when black can develop normally with d6, Bg7,Nd7 etc whilst white is manually castling his king via moves such as g3, Kg2 etc.


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V Makogonov vs Lisitsin. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is a respected opening played at the highest level, all the top players have benkoo times either played it as black or played against it as white, so it’s worth knowing a bit about the opening.

Black players leery of the double-fianchetto system, where White plays g3 and b3, and fianchettos both bishops, have preferred I just started playing the Benko, and I notice a lot of blitz players meet Black can get his heavy pieces on the a and b files, often his Knights do little dances via d7, b6, c4, sometimes the pawn move c4 frees up this square for a knight and he can hopefully exploit space in white’s position behind white’s e pawn.

Nc3 d6 click for larger view. The game below between Gelfand and Ivanchuk was actually a blindfold game.

Other possible moves are 4. D Reca vs Reti. This led to me playing the rather bizarre novelty