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Learn the Benoni Defense: Books, Courses, YouTube Videos

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The Benoni Defense is a popular hyper-modern response to d4 that occurs after the moves: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6. Black could also play the Benko Gambit after 3. … b5. Black’s plan is to fianchetto the dark-squared bishop, castle kingside, and play for a queenside pawn majority. In contrast, White’s plays for a central break with f4 and e5. The Benoni is popular among club players but has also been played at the top levels by players like Fabiano Caruana and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.

Video Courses

Attacking Repertoire with 1.d4! Vol. 2
Attacking Repertoire with 1.d4! Vol. 2

Nicholas Pert

Color: white

$29.65
1.d4 - a classical repertoire for White
1.d4 - a classical repertoire for White

Lubomir Ftacnik

Color: white

$27.67

Books

Grandmaster Repertoire 2: 1.d4 Volume Two
Grandmaster Repertoire 2: 1.d4 Volume Two

Avrukh, Boris

Color: white
616 Pages

$89.84
Grandmaster Repertoire 2B - Dynamic Systems
Grandmaster Repertoire 2B - Dynamic Systems

Boris Avrukh

Color: white

$41.47
Opening Repertoire: The Modern Sämisch: Combating the King’s Indian and Benoni with 6 Bg5!
Opening Repertoire: The Modern Sämisch: Co...

Montany, Eric

Color: white
599 Pages

$9.99
Starting Out: Benoni Systems (Starting Out - Everyman Chess)
Starting Out: Benoni Systems (Starting Out...

Alex Raetsky

Color: both
240 Pages

$26.95
Dangerous Weapons: The Benoni and Benko
Dangerous Weapons: The Benoni and Benko

Emms, John

Color: both
192 Pages

$9.99
Alterman Gambit Guide: Black Gambits 1 (The Alterman Gambit Guide)
Alterman Gambit Guide: Black Gambits 1

Alterman, Boris

Color: black
360 Pages

$19.21 $25.96 (26% Off)
Grandmaster Repertoire 12: The Modern Benoni
Grandmaster Repertoire 12: The Modern Benoni

Petrov, Marian

Color: black
304 Pages

$29.36
Starting Out: Benoni Systems (Starting Out - Everyman Chess)
Starting Out: Benoni Systems (Starting Out...

Alex Raetsky

Color: both
240 Pages

$26.95

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