Play the Benko - Complete Repertoire for Black
Nowadays, when modern computers contribute to tremendous theoretical developments, playing for a win with Black is not an easy task. In most openings, White has more than one way to force a draw. This is not the case when it comes to Benko Gambit.
Right from the beginning, Black creates imbalances that enable him to play for a win. In this outstanding course, GM Ivan Cheparinov reveals his analysis for Black. Besides the variety of fresh and dynamic ideas, in the suggested repertoire, you will find many novelties in important positions.
Against the main line arising after 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6, Cheparinov suggests 5...e6!?
This dynamic approach to the Benko Gambit is characteristic of the entire database. When possible, Cheparinov is looking for a position with a compact pawn mass in the centre. Such a strategy is very typical for the Blumenfeld Gambit.
Besides the extensive analysis of the main lines, GM Cheparinov also provides in-depth coverage of all the sidelines. Everywhere, he suggests fresh concepts and important novelties. All in all, Black has chances to fight for a win in every line.
The database consists of 9 huge theoretical chapters, 11 extensively annotated model games, Video Version (7.5h Running Time), Memory Booster, and Computer Practice.
About the Author
Ivan Cheparinov was born in Bulgaria on 26 November 1986. He learned to play chess at the age of five and progressed quickly, winning the Bulgarian Junior Championship in 2000 and becoming a grandmaster in 2004. He has finished first or equal first in many strong open and elite round-robin tournaments, such as Essent (2006), Morelia (2007), European Club Cup Champion with Linex Magic. Sigeman & Co invitational (2007), Ruy Lopez Masters (2009 and 2010), Burgas 2012 and Gibraltar Chess Festival (2014).
Ivan won the national championship of Bulgaria four times (2004, 2005, 2012 and 2018) and tied for first at the European Individual Championship in 2007. After his results in 2007, he crossed the threshold of 2700 for the first time and has since been a regular member of the '2700+' club, with a current peak rating of 2718. He was a long-time second of World Champion Veselin Topalov and Women's World Champion Antoaneta Stefanova. Ivan is also a FIDE Senior Trainer
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