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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: 3151
Years covered: 1917 to 2023
Overall record:
   White wins 43.3%
   Black wins 28.0%
   Draws 28.7%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Pia Cramling  29 games
Walter Browne  21 games
Zdenko Kozul  18 games
Nick de Firmian  44 games
Lev Psakhis  32 games
Vugar Gashimov  32 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960
Gelfand vs Jobava, 2011
Tukmakov vs D Norwood, 1990
I Birbrager vs Tal, 1953
J H Donner vs Tal, 1959
A Korotylev vs V Akopian, 2006
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 page 1 of 127; games 1-25 of 3,151  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Gruer vs S Mlotkowski  1-0381917Off-hand GameA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
2. L Palau vs B H Villegas  ½-½9619221st South American Championship 1921/22A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
3. H Anaya Oger vs L Palau  1-02719221st South American Championship 1921/22A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
4. S Gotthilf vs F Duz-Khotimirsky  0-1481925MoscowA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
5. Botvinnik vs Y Rokhlin 1-0281927LeningradA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
6. Tartakower vs G Norman 1-0281927Hastings 1927/28A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
7. I Kan vs Bernstein  1-0541928Moscow-chA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
8. Pirc vs Gilg  1-0401930Stubnianske TepliceA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
9. Fine vs A Kevitz 1-0321932New YorkA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
10. Euwe vs Menchik  1-0301934Radio GameA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
11. Vidmar vs Menchik  ½-½361937Hastings 1936/37A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
12. Panov vs Lisitsin  1-0431938Trade Unions ChampionshipA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
13. Eliskases vs Bogoljubov 1-0551939Bogoljubov - EliskasesA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
14. Charles Howland vs A J Fink  ½-½501945California State-chA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
15. Krogius vs Shamkovich 1-030195111th Ch RSFSR A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
16. Bondarevsky vs N Aratovsky 1-0441951URS-ch sf LeningradA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
17. B Goldenov vs Tolush 0-1381952USSR ChampionshipA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
18. I Birbrager vs Tal 0-1381953Team Championship of USSR, juniorsA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
19. Taimanov vs Petrosian 0-1381953Training TournamentA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
20. Shamkovich vs V Zurakhov  ½-½421954URS-ch sf LeningradA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
21. Stahlberg vs G Kluger  ½-½401954Prague / Marianske Lazne ZonalA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
22. P Panagopoulos vs Keres 0-1231954Amsterdam Olympiad qual-1A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
23. P Kampenuss vs Polugaevsky  0-14419542nd Soviet Team CupA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
24. R Lemaire vs P Papapavlou  1-0551954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
25. P Panagopoulos vs O Katajisto  1-0411954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BA70 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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