Battling the Benko: The Fianchetto Variation – GM Damian Lemos

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<h2>Empire Chess - Vol 9</h2>
<span class="dropcap">T</span>he Benko Gambit is one of the sharpest answers Black can employ against 1.d4, sacrificing a pawn very early in the opening to obtain a temporary initiative in the center and permanent pressure on the queenside.

And that is exactly why any respectable 1. d4 player should have a solid system prepared against this wild gambit! In this chess DVD GM Damian Lemos dissects his preferred Fianchetto Variation for white against the Benko Gambit, explaining the subtle tactical nuances and positional intricacies that have granted him numerous impressive victories at the Grandmaster level.

GM Lemos goes far and beyond the average chess DVD presentation, not focusing on specific move orders but rather making sure that his viewers understand the main ideas behind the moves in the Fianchetto Variation.

Viewers are guaranteed to walk away from this DVD with not only a greater understanding of how to beat the Benko Gambit, but a greater understanding of positional chess in general.

As a 2550 FIDE GM, Damian Lemos bases his high-level play around superior strategic play and deep maneuvers, and in this chess DVD GM Lemos imparts his positional wisdom with exceptional clarity. ¨Battling the Benko: The Fianchetto Variation¨ examines all of the main lines and sidelines, with optimal plans for white provided in every variation. If you play 1. d4 and consistently struggle against the Benko Gambit, this chess DVD will teach you a complete system to improve your results with white.
<h2>Chess DVD - OUTLINE</h2>
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 	<li>Chapter 1 - Introduction</li>
 	<li>Chapter 2 - Epishin vs Schuurman: Popular ...Ra7 and ...Qa8 maneuvers</li>
 	<li>Chapter 3 - Peralta vs Mellado: When black breaks the center with ...Qd7 and ...e6</li>
 	<li>Chapter 4 - Van Wely vs Carlsen: Sidelines with an early ...Qa5</li>
 	<li>Chapter 5 - Kasimdzhanov vs Ghaem: Common middlegame maneuver ...Ne8-c7</li>
 	<li>Chapter 6 - Harikrishna vs Tregubov: Black wins back the pawn but trades the ...Bg7</li>
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08/31/2014
Elisa T.

I like to play the Benko and I

I like to play the Benko and I really enjoy to learn everything as I can about the Benko so that's why I decided to buy this DVD. It really reinforced my knowledge and I feel very happy.

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08/31/2014
Jhon O.

Absolutely amazing. The explan

Absolutely amazing. The explanations of GM Damian Lemos helps me alot to neutralize attacks of the blacks.

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01/14/2014
Calvin H.

GM Lemos presents his favorite

GM Lemos presents his favorite setup against the Benko Gambit. Through the use of high level games, he shows how the White player can effectively neutralize Black's queenside attack. If you know someone who loves to play the Benko, then you must own this DVD! My only minor quibble is that I wish a Chessbase database of the games were included for reference.


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[box type=”tick” style=”rounded” border=”full”]Download now includes PGNs of games analyzed![/box]

Empire Chess – Vol 9

The Benko Gambit is one of the sharpest answers Black can employ against 1.d4, sacrificing a pawn very early in the opening to obtain a temporary initiative in the center and permanent pressure on the queenside.

And that is exactly why any respectable 1. d4 player should have a solid system prepared against this wild gambit! In this chess DVD GM Damian Lemos dissects his preferred Fianchetto Variation for white against the Benko Gambit, explaining the subtle tactical nuances and positional intricacies that have granted him numerous impressive victories at the Grandmaster level.

GM Lemos goes far and beyond the average chess DVD presentation, not focusing on specific move orders but rather making sure that his viewers understand the main ideas behind the moves in the Fianchetto Variation.

Viewers are guaranteed to walk away from this DVD with not only a greater understanding of how to beat the Benko Gambit, but a greater understanding of positional chess in general.

As a 2550 FIDE GM, Damian Lemos bases his high-level play around superior strategic play and deep maneuvers, and in this chess DVD GM Lemos imparts his positional wisdom with exceptional clarity. ¨Battling the Benko: The Fianchetto Variation¨ examines all of the main lines and sidelines, with optimal plans for white provided in every variation. If you play 1. d4 and consistently struggle against the Benko Gambit, this chess DVD will teach you a complete system to improve your results with white.

Chess DVD – OUTLINE

[unordered_list style=”tick”]

  • Chapter 1 – Introduction
  • Chapter 2 – Epishin vs Schuurman: Popular …Ra7 and …Qa8 maneuvers
  • Chapter 3 – Peralta vs Mellado: When black breaks the center with …Qd7 and …e6
  • Chapter 4 – Van Wely vs Carlsen: Sidelines with an early …Qa5
  • Chapter 5 – Kasimdzhanov vs Ghaem: Common middlegame maneuver …Ne8-c7
  • Chapter 6 – Harikrishna vs Tregubov: Black wins back the pawn but trades the …Bg7

[/unordered_list]


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