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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Finally, in another posting someone asked me about declining the gambit, well in the Benko gambit there are a couple of opportunities, firstly white doesnt have to play cxb5 on move 4 but could play moves such as Nf3 when black might reply g6 or e6, secondly if he does play 4. These stats are not bad for black but this is not an opening to play for a draw.

Benko Gambit

E Thorvaldsson vs P Vaitonis. You need to pick a username and password gajbit post a reply. In the end I was lucky to struggle into an ending down a piece, but with an extra pawn and an initiative, and the game was eventually drawn.

Another idea, popular at the grandmaster level as ofis to accept the pawn but then immediately return it with 4. From white’s perspective he has to be careful not to be overrun on the queenside and wants to organise a timely e5 himself when black comes under pressure. The point is that it gambiit awkward for White to meet the threat of No game here by Benko himself until !


A Benko gambit –

A rook sacrifice as a novelty should usually be avoided! I just started playing the Benko, and I notice a lot of blitz players meet During the Cold War Benko was a hot issue. M Stolberg vs Bondarevsky.

In the game I played as white, we followed theory to the 16th move! I have set up a gambif for players rated to if you fancy learning a bit about this interesting opening.

Benko Gambit accepted

Although the main line of the Benko is considered acceptable for White, there are various alternatives that avoid some of the problems entailed in the main line. E Zinner vs L Engels. Does anyone here play the blumenfeld countergambit.

Obviously as with any gambit it is up to the gambiteer if that is a word! Nb4, hitting d5 and a2, when Nc3 may often be met by Qd4 reaching this bizarre position: Blow the whistle and inform an administrator. This led to me playing the rather bizarre novelty Depending on white’s sixth move black might stop white castling normally, for instance, Can a king mate a king?


The idea of sacrificing a pawn with Please observe our posting guidelines: 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. L Roedl vs L Engels. Jan 30, 8.

Black’s compensation for the pawn takes several forms. If you still have your prem. This keeps popping up BadBenedict 9 min ago. Probably too risky for matches or strong round robins but fine for swisses.

Chess openings: Benko Gambit (A57)

Opening of the Day The Benko Gambit 1. Benko Gambit A57 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 c5 3 d5 b5. Is there really something like a refutation of this line?

The name Benko Gambit stuck and is particularly used in English-speaking countries. No posting personal information of members. This name is derived from the Volga River after an article about Bishop and knight checkmate King and pawn vs king Opposite-coloured bishops Pawnless endgame Queen and pawn vs queen Queen vs pawn Rook benkoo bishop vs benlo Rook and pawn vs rook Lucena position Philidor position Strategy fortress opposition Tarrasch rule triangulation Zugzwang Study Tablebase Two knights endgame Wrong bishop Wrong rook pawn.