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Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3 (A70)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 c5 3 d5 e6 4 Nc3 exd5 5 cxd5 d6 6 e4 g6
7 Nf3

Number of games in database: 2181
Years covered: 1917 to 2021
Overall record:
   White wins 42.7%
   Black wins 28.1%
   Draws 29.3%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Walter Browne  19 games
Varuzhan Akobian  14 games
Anatoly Karpov  14 games
Nick de Firmian  43 games
Vugar Gashimov  31 games
Mihai Suba  30 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Gelfand vs Jobava, 2011
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960
Tukmakov vs D Norwood, 1990
Birbrager vs Tal, 1953
J H Donner vs Tal, 1959
Korotylev vs V Akopian, 2006
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 page 1 of 88; games 1-25 of 2,181  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Gruer vs S Mlotkowski  1-0381917Off-hand GameA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
2. S Gotthilf vs Dus Chotimirsky  0-1481925MoscowA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
3. Botvinnik vs Y Rokhlin 1-0281927LeningradA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
4. Tartakower vs G Norman 1-0281927Hastings 1927/28A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
5. Kan vs Bernstein  1-0541928Moscow-chA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
6. Pirc vs Gilg  1-0401930Stubnianske TepliceA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
7. Fine vs A Kevitz 1-0321932New YorkA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
8. Euwe vs Menchik  1-0301934Radio GameA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
9. Vidmar vs Menchik  ½-½361937Hastings 1936/37A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
10. Eliskases vs Bogoljubov 1-0551939Bogoljubov - EliskasesA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
11. Krogius vs Shamkovich 1-030195111th RSFSR ChA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
12. Bondarevsky vs N Aratovsky 1-0441951URS-ch sfA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
13. B Goldenov vs Tolush 0-1381952USSR ChampionshipA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
14. Birbrager vs Tal 0-1381953Team Championship of USSR, juniorsA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
15. Taimanov vs Petrosian 0-1381953Training TournamentA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
16. Shamkovich vs V Zurakhov  ½-½421954URS-ch sfA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
17. Stahlberg vs G Kluger  ½-½401954Prague / Marianske Lazne ZonalA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
18. P Panagopoulos vs Keres 0-1231954Amsterdam Olympiad qual-1A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
19. P Kampenuss vs Polugaevsky  0-14419542nd Soviet Team CupA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
20. R Lemaire vs P Papapavlou  1-0551954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
21. P Panagopoulos vs O Katajisto  1-0411954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
22. Guimard vs Prins  1-0451954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-AA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
23. J Kozma vs M Ujtelky  0-1401954Czechoslovak ChampionshipA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
24. Filip vs M Ujtelky 1-0331954Czechoslovak ChampionshipA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
25. B Lebedev vs Vasiukov  1-0411955Moscow-chA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-15-04  Knight13: Black's bishop is stucked for the next 2 moves to avoid White playing Bb5+!. This is not a bad opening position at all.
Jun-12-05  bomb the bishop: I have an overall doubt, what is the main difference if black decides to play 3...g6, or 3..e6 after 1.d4 ♘f6, 2. c4 c5, 3. d5 is g6 intended to avoid another system?

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