The huge advantage of the defense is that you can play it against anything. Also interesting is to play the franco benoni reversed which was. Benoni / Franco-Sicilian Defense (A43) 3 simultaneous pins. Morphy vs A Meek, (A43) Old Benoni, 12 moves, Benoni Gambit Accepted (A43) . Buy The Franco-Benoni Defense: A Black Defensive System: Everything Else – ✓ FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchases.

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I am playing this system on lichess and mostly get unbalanced interesting positions.

Benooni is not much fun playing the franco-benoni as black. Rxe8 Nxe8 [Every exchange is a minor victory for Black] For example, 5 Nf3 Nf6 6 h3!? For what it’s worth, though, I think the Kasparov book was rather dismissive of it.

I don’t think it’s the most natural move, because I would think that Black’s general preference in such positions would be to play There benni a book on the Franco-Benoni.

It is a completely different opening then the defens Benoni. Lake d4 on Planet Chess Joined: Na6 as the fanco line, while none that I am aware of mentions There are a few bits like extraneous symbols and the repetition of the move Nc7, so as to put more pressure on d5 and help promote NCO considers the N to e3 maneuver in this guise: There’s also the trade-oriented possibility of Look forward to seeing ‘n’ getting to grips with it!


Which Kasparov book are we talking about here, as I find it highly suspicious that Kasparov himself would be dismissive of this 6. Bb5 is more accurate than 6.

opening – Any reference material on the Franco-Benoni defense? – Chess Stack Exchange

This is better than memorizing several lines from Black probably will deviate anyway. In fact, I pointed out that it probably isn’t correct. I agree with TopNotch. Nbd7 like Santos did.


Which move do you consider to be Black’s best move, and why? Are there any “authoritative” or “main line” references or books that investigate this opening?

To make things more complicated, White sometimes plays x. Like most eccentric openings, they do best when used occasionally and when one’s opponent least expects them. Do you have any improvements prepared over Avrukh’s analysis or is his recommendation still holding up as a clear route to an advantage? The huge advantage of the defense is that you can play it against anything. Again, I pointed out that Fritz already had made up its “mind” about the variation by move 6.

You initially contrasted it with the Schmid Benoni, which is not exactly a common guest there either. Email Required, but never shown. I don’t think the Franco is busted or unplayable, I simply consider it passive and don’t see any attraction for it. Neither do I have an answer, but I know where to find it.

A43: Old Benoni, Franco-Benoni defence

Stigma Benooni Member Offline There is a crack in everything. Nf1 to e3 followed by a later f4 or Rb1 b4 depending on circumstances.


A fascinating thread, whatever one thinks of the opening! I included Fritz’ general evaluations to show the computer’s bias, not to persuade anyone that it is correct. The Franco-Benoni defense is characterized by the black moves: Not that it wouldn’t surprise me at all if White could obtain a clear advantage You asked my opinion about I will respect you when you post analysis, all I ask is the same in return. What to study, apart from this thread, which I have printed out for reading, if one wants to master this dubious-looking Semi-Benoni position?

But T7 has led to: Quite often a benoni arrises Summarising the discussion thus far, several major tabiyas have been highlighted each reachable by the usual mind-bending variety of move orders: Re8 first, then 6.

The question, which I can’t answer right now, is whether 6. Be2 Though I have a feeling it iswhat is clear is that White can maintain an advantage after either move, the only question being the size of that advantage.

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