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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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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. It looks like Kengis could have aimed to hinder that maneuver as Larsen might have started doing with an earlier Using the alternative name “Barcza-Larsen” It’s rather old but I would guess theory doesn’t move that quickly in the Franco-Benoni. Ne3, with a slight advantage.

Are any of you using this opening in your games? This Knight manoeuvre represents a typical and key strategy for White against the Franco and some other Benoni structures as well, and one would do well to take special note of it. Now, as defnse attacking the quality of my analysis, go for it!

There is a benonni on framco Franco-Benoni. Na6 with the idea of Not that it wouldn’t surprise me at all if White could obtain a clear advantage 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.

There’s also the trade-oriented defesne of Finally a couple of move-order wrinkles.

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It might be noted that Rogers played this defense with Black, against a fellow GM, after the Kengis game. The Steinitz seems to be invisible at top level, and is played much less often by GMs than the Franco-Benoni is. Kylemeister, I’m disappointed by the tone of your response.

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While it is not clear that 6. They aren’t really garbled, but I could have used more punctuation in one or two places to make the comment read more fluidly. Summarising the discussion thus far, several major tabiyas have been highlighted each reachable by the usual mind-bending variety of move orders: Regarding the second game, you stated that my notes are garbled.

Where do you get your information from?

Old Benoni Defense: Franco-Benoni Defense – Chess Openings –

Btw, I don’t hide that I use the computer, but I will point out where the computer and I disagree. All our dreams come true if we have the courage to pursue them. I am playing this system on lichess and mostly get unbalanced interesting positions.

I agree with TopNotch. The F-B is on my list of “rare but tricky defences I should prepare something against” so if there is some great line for White I want to know which it is! Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

GM game I’ve long had in my “memory bank” concerning this opening. I’m not so convinced, but there are plenty of good reasons why the highest echelons of players don’t go into this line as Black.


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? As I stated in my description of the Franco, the variation is one of plans moreso than a concrete sequence of moves.

A43: Old Benoni, Franco-Benoni defence

Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Please Login or Register. 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 are several lines that I look at, but if you follow the analysis with a board, I think you will find that the lines do make sense. I never once claimed to be as good as ECO or Kasparov. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

Re8 first, then 6. Brings the opponent into unknown territories. The books I’ve read on the French defense contain none or very little information about this opening. Email Required, but never shown. Of course there are many other move-order nuances, according to what one wants. Otherwise, please be specific and I will gladly try to make sense of my own comments!

It is not much fun playing the franco-benoni as black. Sign up using Facebook. The Franco-Benoni defense is characterized by the black moves: Bd3 invites one kind of exchange, but the Rogerian type of play invites another. A fascinating thread, whatever one thinks of the opening! If Black has better, like