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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Benoni 7.f4 Bg7 8.Bb5+ Nfd7 9.Nf3 [A67]-TWIC 965

The Benoni-Introduction

TWIC 965
The feature game is from round 9 of 4NCL play.

GM Rowson used the aggressive Taimanov variation in an attempt to wipe black from the board. The latest trend is 9.Nf3 allowing black to expand on the queenside and then a later a3 to restrain the queenside when needed.

Here is the feature game.

Rowson,J (2586) - Van de Griendt,JW (2323)

Benoni 7.f4 Bg7 8.Bb5+ Nfd7 9.Nf3 [A67]
4NCL 2012–13 Hinckley ENG (9.114), 04.05.2013

Position 1

The position is sharp and complex. Black just took a pawn with What do you recommend for white.
  • 32.Qxc3(removing black's hopes for counterplay)
  • 32.Qxf5(banking everything on the attack)
  • Something else
White to Play

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