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Player: United  rstanley Subject: Benko's Opening Tournament - 1801 and up

2006-08-13 19:03:31
I've started a new tournament based on 1. g3, 1801 and up in rating - 10 days/move. Any King's Indian Attack or Reversed Alekhine fans out there?-
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1Sweden  mattafort2006-08-14 05:06:34
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Benko's Opening is a chess opening is characterized by the move 1. g3.

1.g3 is a fairly popular first move, of the twenty possible opening moves, 1.g3 ranks fifth in popularity. The idea behind the move 1.g3 is to play 2.Bg2, fianchettoing the bishop. Usually the game will transpose to another opening such as the Catalan Opening, King's Indian Attack or some variation of the English Opening. 1.g3 also is known to follow 1...e5 2.Bg2 d5 3.Nf3 followed by O-O in which white has development and king safety while black has the pawn center with d- and e- pawns.

It is named after Pal Benko, who used 1.g3 to defeat Bobby Fischer and Mikhail Tal
in rounds one and three of the 1962 Candidates Tournament in CuraƧao.




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