Originally posted by TigerhouseYou could try:
Looking at the main line, I'm having some difficulty seeing why Black would choose this opening, as it looks cluttered and probably full of traps to fall in. The bishop will go to g7 and control that diagonal, so that's one thing. But on other hand, Black's queenside looks messy, and who wants to have to worry about e5! all game long? Not me. So, what's the big idea here for Black? Why play the Benoni?[/b]
Originally posted by TigerhouseThe Benoni is played by Sicilian players, once they realize they can't force White to transpose to the Sicilian after 1. d4.
The main line, I think:
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 c5 3 d5 e6 4 Nc3 exd5 5 cxd5 d6 6 e4 g6
Came home from class tonight and after unwinding awhile, I decided to have a match against the computer. I ended up playing the Benoni Defence (an opening previously unknown to me). For some reason, probably just tired, I expected that White would attack my c5 pawn with 3. d ...[text shortened]... bout e5! all game long? Not me. So, what's the big idea here for Black? Why play the Benoni?
Originally posted by atticus2About being unsound in GM level you are talking crap. Vugar Gashimov plays it regulary with normal results, for example. Even positional GMs like Boris Gelfand are using Benoni sometimes. If you don`t believe me "on word" - search in databases.
The Modern Benoni is unsound at both GM & patzer level.