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  1. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    13 Feb '10 03:20
    1. d4 c5



    I'm looking for reasonably sound openings/defences that force my opponents to think on their feet. Has anyone had any success with this opening (Old Benoni Defence) as black?
  2. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    13 Feb '10 04:06 / 1 edit
    yes

    I have played 1...c5 against everything except the Orangutan.
  3. 13 Feb '10 04:23
    that's one interesting graph you've got there.

    and yes i also like c5 is response to petty much anything.
  4. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    13 Feb '10 04:38
    Any favorite or memorable games you wouldn't mind sharing?
  5. 13 Feb '10 06:32
    Sharp lines, better know your theory well!
  6. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    16 Feb '10 21:30
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    1. d4 c5

    [fen]rnbqkbnr/pp1ppppp/8/2p5/3P4/8/PPP1PPPP/RNBQKBNR[/fen]

    I'm looking for reasonably sound openings/defences that force my opponents to think on their feet. Has anyone had any success with this opening (Old Benoni Defence) as black?
    My old copy of MCO calls this the Schmid Benoni - I wanted to check out what happens after dc because it looks like black is palying the 'Alfred Wolf' gambit but without a move.

    Suggestions are Qa5+ and e6 but no mention of g6 (which is how I would play the 'Alfred Wolf'.
  7. 17 Feb '10 13:34
    If white plays 2 e4 it may transpose into a sicilian of this nature. 3 ...e5 seems ok, since 4 Nxe5 is horrendous. ...Qc7 might have been a better 4th move.



    Why not play 1...Nf6? You can still get a benoni or a benko. Also White might play Nf6 and then c5 won't lead to a taimanov benoni.
  8. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    18 Feb '10 16:40
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    My old copy of MCO calls this the Schmid Benoni - I wanted to check out what happens after dc because it looks like black is palying the 'Alfred Wolf' gambit but without a move.

    Suggestions are Qa5+ and e6 but no mention of g6 (which is how I would play the 'Alfred Wolf'.
    Hope this makes more sense!

    My old copy of MCO calls this the Schmid Benoni - I wanted to check out what happens after dxc because it looks like black is playing the 'Alfred Wolf' gambit but without a move.

    Suggestions are Qa5+ and e6 but no mention of Nh6 (which is how I would play the 'Alfred Wolf'.