Volume 1 of a two volume work on the Benko Gambit: (1.d4, Nf6; 2.c4, c5; 3.d5, b5)Sample pages (pdf)From the author:"Why do I recommend my book to you, dear reader? First of all, the lines are all analyzed very deeply. You do not have to turn on the engine and wait for the computer to produce a ready-made solution. Believe me, in analyzing this book, I used the most modern equipment, and thus the reader saves a lot of time. In our information age, time is very precious, and by buying my book you will gain at least time. I have spent a huge amount of my own time analyzing the various lines, but also commenting on the options especially for you, my friends."
"In addition, in this book's pages you will find tons of novelties not seen in practice, and in many of the lines I offer strong improvements. Many sources were reviewed, where the authors defended certain options from White's point of view, while I defended Black's side. In addition, this book has absorbed my attitude and approach to various positions, and I have been analyzing the Benko Gambit for more than 10 years! I wanted to approach each position from the point of view of a human, as close as possible to a practical game. In addition, even if this book becomes outdated at some point, I am sure that it will always be possible to improve the variations - but the backbone of studying this opening can be taken from this book; this is normal work on chess."
Volume 1 looks at the rare moves after 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5. For example, 3. dxc5, 3. e3, 3. Nf3, all of which you will need - and get! - an answer to. It also touches on move orders such as: 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 c5 3. d5 b5 and in addition considers more basic lines after the moves: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5. It examines all moves except the most popular - 4.cxb5 - as the second volume is devoted to this continuation.
Published 2022, softback, 424 pages.