ABC of Czech BenoniABC of Czech Benoni.
Type: BARGAINS. Detail: Martin, A. Product Code: CBOT79.
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The Czech Benoni has never quite made it to the top of the charts as a reply to 1 d4 but this DVD will make a case for a significant revival. Perhaps its the very nature of blocked central positions which put people off. Thus after 1. d4 Sf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e5 the first impression is that the Black position could become rather passive and its not difficult to find excellent games by White where he stifles all the life out of Blacks game. Repertoire books are similarly pessimistic about Blacks chances. But it seems to me that the best Black wins have been forgotten and I am in good company here, with players of the calibre of Nisipeanu, Ivan Sokolov, Milidanovic taking a fresh look at the opening and using the Czech Benoni with success in elite games. Thus, by playing 3...e5, you angle the game into a path of YOUR choosing, which is very much the modern style and very difficult to do with Black. We are going to see some fascinating chess here and by the end of the DVD I hope to have convinced you that the Czech Benoni is wellworth playing. Video playing time: 4 hours . System requirements: Disc drive, windows 7 or higher.
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