Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...Nf6/2. c4/2...c5/3. d5/3...b5/4. cxb5/4...a6/5. bxa6/5...Bxa6

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Benko Gambit
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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Moves: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5
ECO code: A57-A59
Parent: Benoni Defence

Benko Gambit[edit]

5. ... Bxa6[edit]

The most common move. 5... g6 is more flexible. Here in case white continues b3 to oppose the black bishop on g7, black can't capture with the knight on a6 to pressurise d5.

Theory table[edit]

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. bxa6 Bxa6

6 7
g3
d6
Bg2
g6
b3!
Bg7
Bb2
0-0
Nh3
Nbd7
0-0
+=

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References[edit]

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.