The Benko Gambit is undoubtedly one of Black's most exciting openings.
In return for a pawn investment Black gains long-term pressure, which is so strong it often lasts into the endgame!
White must decide whether to grab the pawn and hold on, or to choose a more aggressive approach.
Either way, Black succeeds in unbalancing the position from a very early stage. In this book, Nicolai V. Pedersen presents a practical repertoire for Black within the Benko Gambit.
He also covers various options White has of avoiding the Benko, and how to deal with these situations.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Everyman Chess
- Publication Date: 31/01/2011
- Category: Chess
- ISBN: 9781857446340