From the author's introduction to Dreev vs. the Benoni: "This book is devoted to a topical subject in contemporary chess - White's fight against the Modern Benoni Defence. The Benoni Defence can in fact be divided into two main structures, which are very different in concept: the Modern Benoni, 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 and the Czech (or Old) Benoni 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e5; We shall treat the latter only cursorily in this book; it is very passive, so we shall not analyse it as extensively."
After an introductory section discussing move order nuances Alexey Dreev recommends the modern system with Nf3, h3 and Bd3 for White against the Modern Benoni. Deviations from this line, including an early ..a6 for Black, delaying the exchange on d5 and the "Snake Benoni" are analysed in early chapters. The final part of the book offers brief coverage of the Czech Benoni and Hromadka System.
Alexey Dreev is a Russian Grandmaster who has been twice World Junior Champion, three times Olympic gold medalist and winner of numerous international tournaments.
Published 2013, softback, 268 pages.View sample pages (pdf)