Opening Repertoire: The Modern Benoni

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Opening Repertoire: The Modern Benoni
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The Modern Benoni is just about the most aggressive chess opening that Black can choose to counter White’s 1 d4.

In the mainline variations, Black allows White to have a preponderance of central pawns which 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 chess opening. He also provides the reader with well-researched, fresh, and innovative analysis.

Each annotated game has valuable lessons on how to play the chess 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 chess player keen to improve their game. While reading you are continually challenged to answer probing questions – a method that greatly encourages the learning and practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of chess knowledge.

  • A complete repertoire for Black in the Modern Benoni chess opening.
  • A question and answer approach provide an excellent study method.

About the Author

John Doknjas is a FIDE Master, who has finished first in the Under 18 2017 Canadian Youth Chess Championships. He has also 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 also co-author of the highly respected Opening Repertoire: the Najdorf Sicilian.

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