Winning with the Benko Gambit

    Winning with the Benko Gambit
    img

    Regular Price: $7.95

    Special Price: $3.18

    Catalog Product Code: CB0023CD

    *Eligible for Media Mail Shipping Details
    In Stock Ready To Ship
    Share product with a friends & opponents!
    img img img img
    Publication Date: January 1, 1994
    Notation Type: AN - Algebraic
    Page Count: 105 Pages


    Publisher: Chess Digest
    Author: Smith & Hall
    Year of Publication: 1994

    Pages: 105
    Notation Type: Algebraic (AN)


    Book Description

    Smith & Hall: "The Benko Gambit is a rare sort of opening: Black offers a pawn on the third move to snatch the initiative from White. The psychological effect is instantaneous. White, who thought he would control the opening with the initial tempo is immediately faced with vexing decisions. 'Do I take the pawn and try to keep it?'(Accepted); 'Do I take it for a little white but offer to return it later?' (Semi-Accepted); 'Or do I avoid the gambit altogether?' (Declined). 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5!. In any event we show that whichever course white adopts, black will obtain fluid counter-play. If white commits inaccuracies(even relatively slight ones), Black can quickly seize the initiative. By first studying our familiarization section the student new to the Benko will be given a good overview of all the main variations in the Benko Gambit. Next we present a thorough and up-to-date survey of all the major variations to show how Black can steer play into dynamic counter play-oriented positions, which will provide exciting games and good practical winning chances. Bash 'em with the Benko!"

    The MSRP of this book is $15.50

    Related Products

    • Find the Right Plan with Anatoly Karpov
      The legendary Anatoly Karpov has won over 250 Grandmaster tournaments, many more than any other player in chess history. His games are characterized by the gradual and patient pushing of an opponent back to the wall, before finally finishing him off with a deadly blow.
      img

      Find the Right Plan with Anatoly Karpov

      Catalog Code: B0109BT
      Our Price: $22.95

    • SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Pirc and Modern
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Do you need a well-deserved break from your normal chess openings? Are you tired of constantly having to keep up with modern chess theory? Or perhaps you simply wish to try out something new and inspiring, but cannot decide amongst the numerous choices available? Look no further for the answer! In "Dangerous Weapons: The Pirc and Modern", prominent opening specialists take a revolutionary look at two popular and closely related openings.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Pirc and Modern

      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: SWB0263EM

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Special Price: $12.48


    • Winning with the Pirc
      The Pirc Defense is back in favor 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 followed by 3..g6. The problem of Black's counterplay has been solved. You must be ready to play Black's thrust in the center with the popular ..e5. Then there are other plans depending on what White does. Against some setups Black must counter with ..c5, then at other times play ..c6 followed by ..b5. We give you that analysis so you can set back and hope someone plays 1.e4 against you.
      img

      Winning with the Pirc

      Catalog Code: CB0117CD

      Regular Price: $8.95

      Special Price: $3.58


    • The Quality Chess Puzzle Book
      The Quality Chess Puzzle Book starts with less difficult thematic combinations, then moves on to various scenarios where tactics arise such as in Endgames, Defence, Positions with Pawn Promotions and even the games of Vassily Ivanchuk, before ending with the appropriately named Brain Crushers, where the reader's challenge is made more realistic by puzzles where the crash-bang-wallop moment is a few moves in the future.
      img

      The Quality Chess Puzzle Book

      Catalog Code: B0041QT
      Our Price: $29.95

    • Botvinnik's Best Games 1947-1970
      This book covers the entire period when Botvinnik was World Chess Champion.
      img

      Botvinnik's Best Games 1947-1970

      Catalog Code: B0163IS
      Our Price: $25.95

    • The Chess Sacrifice
      Vladimir Vukovic (26 August 1898, Zagreb – 18 November 1975, Zagreb) was a Croatian chess writer, theoretician, player, arbiter, and journalist. He was awarded the International Master (IM) title in 1951 and International Arbiter (IA) in 1952.He played for Yugoslavia on second board in the 1st Chess Olympiad at London 1927, posting a record of +7?6=2.
      img

      The Chess Sacrifice

      Catalog Code: B0037IS
      Our Price: $26.95

    • EBOOK - The Torre Attack - Move by Move
      This new series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
      img

      EBOOK - The Torre Attack - Move by Move

      Catalog Code: E-B0351EM
      Our Price: $22.95

    • Instructive Modern Chess Masterpieces
      A New Edition of a Winner of the USCF Award for Best Book
      Igor Stohl has selected 62 outstanding games from recent years and analysed them in painstaking depth. Here he presents his findings to chess enthusiasts, who will find the games entertaining and the annotations both instructive and illuminating. Stohl is an outstanding theoretical expert, so the opening phase of each game reads like a lesson in the key strategic aspects of the opening chosen, with a critical survey of modern trends. The middlegame is dissected and the critical decisions subjected to keen scrutiny - we are invited inside Stohl's laboratory to join him in the quest for the truth. The endgame phase, if reached, is handled with similar erudition, with insights into the grandmaster's approach to questions of technique.
      img

      Instructive Modern Chess Masterpieces

      A New Edition of a Winner of the USCF Award for Best Book
      Catalog Code: B0116GB
      Our Price: $34.95

    • The Game Of Chess
      Lessons in Classical Chess From the Greatest Teacher of All Time
      A famous chess manual for 75 years, now re-edited for the modern chess player. Dr. Tarrasch was one of the world's strongest players in the late 19th century and this manual teaches chess from the novice level to Class A / Expert strength players. It fully covers, tactics, endings, and opening play. A must for every serious chess player.
      img

      The Game Of Chess

      Lessons in Classical Chess From the Greatest Teacher of All Time
      Catalog Code: B0006HY
      Our Price: $19.95

    • The Kaufman Repertoire for Black & White
      A Complete, Sound and User-Friendly Chess Opening Repertoire
      The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White contains many improvements on existing opening theory and offers a good balance between narrative and variations.
      img

      The Kaufman Repertoire for Black & White

      A Complete, Sound and User-Friendly Chess Opening Repertoire
      Catalog Code: B0117NIC
      Our Price: $29.95

    Tell us what you think about this item!
    lb