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GM Misa Pap’s “Volga Benko Gambit” - Counterattack on the “f” file

Opening: A57, A59: Benko Gambit, Benko Gambit 1.d4 Cf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 Axa6 6.Cc3 d6 7.e4

Player(s): Pap, Carnic, Saric, Jimenez, Ristic

As we already know, Benko Gambit is all about Queenside pressure and attack. Or is it? Of course, usually, it is, but sometimes, you can get rare chances to even hit your opponent on the other side of the board - on the kingside! Amazing, isn't it? Who could expect that in the Benko Gambit, you can attack your opponent directly on the kingside? Well, not so many people, actually! Bearing that in mind, it seems like black has many more ideas than it used to be before. Current practice shows that the black position has some serious resources. Your task, when playing with the black pieces, is to be alert, flexible, and if white allows you, hit him also on the kingside, and that means, very often, along the f-file. In this video, we will see some helpful examples, where black managed to do that in a very dynamic and active way.

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