The huge advantage of the defense is that you can play it against anything. Also interesting is to play the franco benoni reversed which was. Benoni / Franco-Sicilian Defense (A43) 3 simultaneous pins. Morphy vs A Meek, (A43) Old Benoni, 12 moves, Benoni Gambit Accepted (A43) . Buy The Franco-Benoni Defense: A Black Defensive System: Everything Else – ✓ FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchases.

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Not that it wouldn’t surprise me at all if White could obtain a clear advantage You initially contrasted it with the Schmid Benoni, which is not exactly a common guest there either. To make things more complicated, White sometimes plays x. Alas I don’t know how to evaluate these setups.

ChessPub Forum – Is the Franco-Benoni playable, “busted” or great?

While it is not clear that 6. Rxe8 Nxe8 [Every exchange is a minor victory for Black] Ne3, with a slight advantage. Everything depends on the question if Black has to play There are a few bits like extraneous symbols and the repetition of the move Are there any “authoritative” or “main line” references or books that investigate this opening?

I don’t think it’s the most natural move, because I would think that Black’s general preference in such positions would be to play There is also a short article by Harding on chesscafe. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Using the alternative name “Barcza-Larsen”.

Also over 40 other GMs have played or offered to play it in the last decade, some of them repeatedly. I bought the book from Soltis and enjoy it. I never once claimed to be as good as ECO or Kasparov. What to study, apart from this thread, which I have printed out for reading, if one wants to master this dubious-looking Semi-Benoni position?


Otherwise, please be specific and I will gladly try to make sense of my own comments! It might be noted that Rogers played this defense with Black, against a fellow GM, after the Kengis game.

Talk:Franco-Benoni – Wikipedia

I recall being rather surprised at seeing it played a while back in a game of, I think, Ivanchuk. He even seems determined to avoid them, for example meeting 1. The ECO reference is worthless and the assessment incorrect in my opinion, why, its very simple, less space combined with passively placed pieces and a lack of meaningful counterplay equal worse position in my book.

All our dreams come true if we have the courage to pursue them. The question, which I can’t answer right now, is whether 6. Nbd7 like Santos did. I looked up the Avrukh recommendation, and if I’m not missing anything he assumes the move order 1. In fact, I pointed out that it probably isn’t correct. White has a solid advantage, based on his space advantage. Ne5 11 Bg5 As I stated in my description of the Franco, the variation is one of plans moreso than a concrete sequence of moves.

Nc3, where White can and often will recapture with the knight on d5. Bf4 that made it unclear to me on my preliminary glance what was going on. Do you have any improvements prepared over Avrukh’s analysis or is his recommendation still holding up as a clear route to an advantage?

Neither do I have an answer, but I know where to find it.

So the main lines of the Franco-Benoni can’t actually arise from Avrukh’s lines. Email Required, but never shown. There are also the two Barcza variations of course the second inferior to the first?


Of course there are many other move-order nuances, according to what one wants. Just because you see a line given in a text as rfanco doesn’t mean you have to accept it, especially when it goes against decades of accumalated chess wisdom and logic. Bb5 is more accurate than 6. It is a completely different opening then the modern Benoni. Which move do you consider to be Black’s best move, and why? Summarising the discussion thus sefense, several major tabiyas have been highlighted each reachable by the usual mind-bending variety of move orders: They aren’t really garbled, but I could have used more punctuation in one or two places to make the comment read more fluidly.

Look forward to seeing ‘n’ getting to grips with it! It’s rather defensee but I would guess theory doesn’t move that quickly in the Franco-Benoni. Should still have my old game scores available. It is not much fun playing the franco-benoni as black.

A43: Old Benoni, Franco-Benoni defence

I’m not so fraco, but there are plenty of good reasons why the highest echelons of players don’t go into this line as Black. Black does not have a queenside pawn majority, no pressure on the e-file and he does not have time to fianchetto his f8 bisschop.

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