The Benoni Defence is an active opening for Black and it is one which is enjoying a comeback. White players have always found it difficult to tame the opponent's dynamics in positions where Black can fall back on his active pieces and the queenside pawn majority. The topic of this 60 minute video clip is the major idea of the 8.h3 0-0 9.Bd3 line (after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.Nf3 Bg7). It has not won much love among defenders of the Benoni - White players are coming dangerously close to realising the dream of squeezing the opponent. Meeting the promising setup is a matter of heated on-going dispute as not every player is happy with Black's main line with the immediate 9…b5. Well prepared lovers of the Benoni can still find ways of coming close to equality, but the initiative remains firmly in the hand of White. Slovakian GM Lubomir Ftacnik presents all the important ideas of the defence and reveals ways of putting pressure on Black. Anybody looking for a solid, promising and well defined opening system against the Benoni will find lots of carefully selected information. All Black's key defensive ideas are analysed, evaluated and supplemented with a database with the most important games.
Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet access for program activation.