The Modern Benoni arises after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6. It leads to unbalanced structures and exciting play for both sides. Although the opening was played in the 1920s it was not until the 1950s that it became popular thanks to some eye-catching games played by Mikhail Tal. Since then it has been a favourite of many ambitious attacking players such as Bobby Fischer and, more recently, Topalov, Ivanchuk and Gashimov.
Grandmaster Petrov offers a repertoire for Black against all White's major attacking options. He usually provides two or more options for Black, allowing the second player to have more weapon in his or her arsenal. This approach also provides more insight into the tactical and strategic motifs behind the Benoni.
Marian Petrov is a Grandmaster and former Bulgarian Champion. He has great experience in the Modern Benoni and has used it to win many international events.
Published 2013, softback, 304 pages.
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