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Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8 (A76)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 c5 3 d5 e6 4 Nc3 exd5 5 cxd5 d6 6 e4 g6
7 Nf3 Bg7 8 Be2 O-O 9

Number of games in database: 96
Years covered: 1952 to 2016
Overall record:
   White wins 38.5%
   Black wins 29.2%
   Draws 32.3%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Miroslav Filip  3 games
Yuri Averbakh  3 games
Jan Hein Donner  3 games
Dragoljub Janosevic  4 games
Slim Bouaziz  3 games
Istvan Bilek  3 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Jobava vs J V Leal, 1997
Averbakh vs Tolush, 1952
Korchnoi vs I Bilek, 1967
Averbakh vs Tal, 1958
K Klasup vs Tal, 1959
Ragozin vs V Shcherbakov, 1955
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 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 96  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Averbakh vs Tolush  1-0251952Training GameA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
2. Lokvenc vs M Czerniak  1-0511952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
3. Averbakh vs Tolush  1-0251953Training TournamentA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
4. Flohr vs Sokolsky  ½-½411954USSR ChampionshipA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
5. M Raizman vs M Czerniak  ½-½731954Amsterdam Olympiad qual-3A76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
6. Ragozin vs V Shcherbakov 0-1321955Moscow-chA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
7. L Alster vs R Fischl  1-0451955Czechoslovak Army ChampionshipA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
8. Boleslavsky vs Gipslis  ½-½261955URS-ch sfA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
9. Averbakh vs Tal 0-1351958USSR ChampionshipA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
10. J Kaikamdzozov vs Tringov  0-1651958Bulgarian ChampionshipA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
11. N Padevsky vs P Orev  1-0501958Bulgarian ChampionshipA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
12. K Klasup vs Tal 0-1401959RigaA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
13. Udovcic vs Janosevic  ½-½431959Yugoslav ChampionshipA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
14. M Vukovic vs Matulovic  0-1401960Yugoslav ChampionshipA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
15. Filip vs R Toran Albero  1-0401961EUR-chT (Men) 2ndA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
16. Filip vs I Bilek  ½-½371961Maroczy MemorialA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
17. J H Donner vs Robatsch  0-1521962HoogovensA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
18. G Kluger vs Tringov  ½-½491962Marianske LazneA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
19. Y Kots vs G Khodos  1-0281962USSR ChampionshipA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
20. H L Tan vs B Milic  1-0511963HoogovensA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
21. Stahlberg vs N Padevsky  ½-½241964Capablanca MemorialA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
22. Najdorf vs R Garcia  1-0541965Mar del PlataA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
23. R C Cruz vs Stein 1-0361965Mar del PlataA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
24. V J Hansen vs S Holm Petersen  ½-½581965Danish ChampionshipA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
25. J Ansell vs A Davie  1-0541965British ChampionshipA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-02-06  biglo: One of the lesser ECO codes - only 32 games!
Sep-03-06  Albertan: Hi biglo I have IM Jean Hebert's chessbase disk on the Modern Benoni.Mihail Tal scored 13.5/16 using this variation for Black! (including victories over Averbach,Geller, Gligoric, and Reshvesky!!).The first game played in this variation was Boleslavsky-Nezhmetdinov,URS-ch sf 1950 draw. Lajos Portisch has scored 6.5/9 as Black using this variation and Topalov has scored 2.5/4 using this variation (wins over Bareev and Ljubojevic and a draw with Illescas Cordoba). Timman has also played this variation as Black against Karpov in game 6 of the 1990 Candidates final and the game was drawn in 62 moves and Kamsky played it in game 15 of his World Championship Match against Karpov in Elista (the game was drawn in 42 moves) Kamsky also played it against Korchnoi in the 1993 Biel Interzonal (the game was drawn) . So I guess these facts indicate this variation has had its moments in the "spotlight" as an opening in the world of professional chess.

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