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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The simplest is to just decline the gambit with 4. As white I never accept that a6 pawn, brnko you’re almost always stuck with hand castling, and what seems to be a lost endgame.

Benko Gambit accepted

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Nc3 d6if White plays 7. Surely there must be some earlier ones? The Wikibook Chess Opening Theory has a page on the topic of: Bxf1, and after recapturing with the king, White will have to spend time castling artificially with g3 and Kg2, as in the line What do you guys play against this as black?

Here is a game with Magnus Carlsen as black from when he was In the game I played as white, we followed theory to the 16th move! Pal Benko Volga River. R Grau vs A Guerra Boneo. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community! In many countries, particularly in the Eastern Bloc, the opening is known as the Volga Gambit. 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.


No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language. This often leads to recapturing the gambitted pawn and more.

Views Read Edit View history. I just started playing the Benko, and I notice a lot of blitz players meet K Junge vs Hromadka. G Ilivitsky vs Boleslavsky. 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 benmo white’s queenside.

Benko Gambit – Wikipedia

Benko Gambit A57 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 c5 3 d5 b5. Nfxd5 because of the latent pin down the long diagonal.

Possibly the first to use the now-standard move order 1. Other possible moves are 4. M Stolberg vs Bondarevsky.

A Benko gambit –

List of openings theory table List henko chess gambits Irregular Quick checkmates Fool’s mate Scholar’s mate. D Podhorzer vs Spielmann. I prefer to be flexible in my ignorance. V Makogonov vs Lisitsin. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hi, I thought I would write a short piece on the Benko Gambit with some example games. These stats are not bad for black but this is not an opening to play for a draw.


If White avoids this by fianchettoing the bishop, it will be in a rather passive position, being blocked beenko White’s own pawn on d5. 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.

White gets some okay compensation, but not enough. Mar 15, 9. 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 benki position completely afresh.

Black players leery of the double-fianchetto system, where White plays g3 and b3, and fianchettos both bishops, have preferred My book vambit even mention this move or it might and I haven’t seen it. However, this is based on the assessment of the following line: Beginning in the late s, this opening idea was also promoted by Hungarian-American grandmaster Pal Benkowho provided many new suggestions and published his book The Benko Gambit in Jan 2, Probably too risky for matches or strong round robins agmbit fine for swisses.