The Modern Benoni
The Modern Benoni is just about the most aggressive method that Black can choose to counter White’s 1 d4. In the main line variations Black allows White to have a preponderance of central pawns which, traditionally, grants the first player the advantage. However, in return, Black gains the opportunity for tremendously dynamic counterplay. This places White and under immediate pressure as any inaccurate moves can prove to be disastrous.
In this book, FIDE Master John Doknjas examines all aspects of this highly complex opening and provides the reader with well-researched, fresh, and innovative analysis. Each annotated game has valuable lessons on how to play the opening and contains instructive commentary on typical middlegame plans. With thorough variations and explanations on pawn structures and piece placement, this book provides insight for both strong masters and less experienced players alike. The format is ideal for the chessplayer keen to improve their game. While reading you are continually challenged to answer probing questions - a method that greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of chess knowledge.
- A complete repertoire for Black in the Modern Benoni.
- A question and answer approach provides an excellent study method.
John Doknjas is a FIDE Master, who has finished first in the Under 18 2017 Canadian Youth Chess Championships. He has won several strong tournaments in British Columbia, Canada, including the Grand Pacific Open. John is a chess teacher with over five years of experience, and has annotated games for distinguished national chess publications. He is co-author of the highly respected Opening Repertoire: the Najdorf Sicilian.
003 About the Author 3
014 1) The Flick-Knife Attack
067 2) The Four Pawns and Mikenas Attacks
117 3) The Modern
185 4) 6 Nf3 with 7 Bf4
237 5) The Fianchetto
278 6) The Classical
306 7) The Knight’s Tour
340 8) The Sämisch, 7 Nge2, and 7 Bd3 with 8 Nge2
400 9) 6 Nf3 with 7 Bg5 and Sidelines
443 Index of Variations
447 Index of Complete Games