|Published (Last):||6 August 2008|
|PDF File Size:||18.47 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||5.65 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Our November Chess Life infographic honors the legacy of Pal Benko by sketching the evolution of his most famous creation, the Benko Gambit. Here, in this extended web extra, we expand upon what appears in our memorial issue, giving some more details about the six positions provided there. In the 80s and 90s people began trying to find advantages by declining the gambit. Here Dlugy tries 5. Eventually theory settled on 5…e6 as a good response, and while 5.
Around Qe2 was discovered in the Fianchetto line. The idea is to put the knight on b5, the rook on a3, etc. Avrukh replaced his original recommendation in GM Repertoire 1. Black focuses on development and postpones decisions about the a6-pawn. Great stuff, John! My advanced students will really enjoy this too! Email Address. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Position 1: Taimanov vs.
Nc3 Bg7 7. Nf3 d6 9. Nd2 Bxa6 Qe2 Nfd7 Nc4 f5 Nxb6 Qxb6
Benko Gambit accepted
Our November Chess Life infographic honors the legacy of Pal Benko by sketching the evolution of his most famous creation, the Benko Gambit. Here, in this extended web extra, we expand upon what appears in our memorial issue, giving some more details about the six positions provided there. In the 80s and 90s people began trying to find advantages by declining the gambit. Here Dlugy tries 5. Eventually theory settled on 5…e6 as a good response, and while 5. Around Qe2 was discovered in the Fianchetto line.
The Benko Gambit or Volga Gambit is a chess opening characterised by the move The idea of sacrificing a pawn with Possibly the first to use the now-standard move order 1. This name is derived from the Volga River after an article about Beginning in the late s, this opening idea was also promoted by Hungarian-American grandmaster Pal Benko , who provided many new suggestions and published his book The Benko Gambit in The name Benko Gambit stuck and is particularly used in English-speaking countries.
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 have at times either played it as black or played against it as white, so it's worth knowing a bit about the opening. 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. For those of you unfamiliar with the gambit it starts 1. Well on recapturing the a pawn in the next few moves he will have semi open files for both rooks and by fianchettoing his black bishop he can get long term pressure on white's queenside. This often leads to recapturing the gambitted pawn and more. Depending on white's sixth move black might stop white castling normally, for instance,