Petrov: The Modern Benoni (kartoniert)

Petrov: The Modern Benoni (kartoniert)

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The Modern Benoni arises after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6. It leads to unbalanced structures and exciting play, so it has naturally been a favourite of ambitious attacking players such as Tal, Fischer and, more recently, Topalov, Ivanchuk and Gashimov.

The Modern Benoni is a bold answer to 1.d4 and GM Marian Petrov shows it is possible to play this line confidently without memorizing extreme levels of theory. Black must certainly be well prepared, but the workload is less than most aggressive defences – this book supplies all Black needs to know.

Marian Petrov is a grandmaster and former Bulgarian Champion. He has great experience in the Modern Benoni and has used it to win many international events.


Key to symbols used & Bibliography



1. Mikenas Attack
2. The Four Pawns Attack
3. Flick-Knife Attack – 8...Nbd7
4. Flick-Knife Attack – 8...Nfd7 without 9.a4
5. Flick-Knife Attack – 9.a4 Qh4+
6. Flick-Knife Attack – 9.a4 0– 0

e4 Systems

7. Classical Variation with 9...Re8
8. Classical Variation with ...Bg4
9. Modern Main Line
10. Modern Main Line – without 9...b5
11. Kapengut
12. 7.Nge2
13. 7.Bd3 and 8.Nge2
14. Sidelines

Lines without e4

15. 7.Bf4 Bg7
16. 7.Bf4 a6
17. Fianchetto System
18. Knight’s Tour Variation
19. Lines with an early Bg5
20. 4.g3
21. Rare 4th moves

298 Index of Variations

304 Seiten, 2013, kartoniert, englisch.