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

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 GambitEdit

4. cxb5Edit

White accepts the initial gambit. Black usually now plays ...a6, taking back with the bishop if white accepts.

Theory tableEdit

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

4 5 6 7
...
a6
bxa6
Bxa6
Nc3
d6
Nf3
g6

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ReferencesEdit

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