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Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6 (A78)
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: 151
Years covered: 1954 to 2023
Overall record:
   White wins 35.8%
   Black wins 40.4%
   Draws 23.8%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Lev Polugaevsky  4 games
Mikhail Tal  4 games
Pavel Simacek  3 games
F J Perez Perez  3 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Gligoric vs Matulovic, 1970
Polugaevsky vs S Bouaziz, 1979
Petrosian vs R Hernandez Onna, 1979
B Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957
A Ufimtsev vs Tal, 1967
Gligoric vs Tal, 1959
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 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 151  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kholmov vs E Sardarov 0-1201954URS-chTJ CoopA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
2. Lilienthal vs V Shcherbakov  1-0521955URS-ch sf MoscowA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
3. B Gurgenidze vs Tal 0-1271957USSR ChampionshipA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
4. W Golz vs B Malich  0-1361957GothaA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
5. A Dzieciolowski vs M Galewicz  1-0401957Polish ChampionshipA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
6. M R Vukcevich vs R Bogdanovic  ½-½151958Yugoslav ChampionshipA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
7. V Makogonov vs Antoshin  0-1401959Baku Candidates-MastersA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
8. R Toran Albero vs F J Perez Perez  ½-½331959MadridA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
9. Y Polyak vs S Kvyatkovsky  1-0481959Ukrainian ChampionshipA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
10. G Kluger vs I Bilek  0-1391959Asztalos MemorialA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
11. Gligoric vs Tal 0-1461959Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade CandidatesA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
12. B Baranov vs A Vilup  ½-½391960Leningrad-Moscow MatchA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
13. A Bisguier vs J Sherwin 1-0411960United States Championship 1959/60A78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
14. K Burger vs Bobotsov 0-1391960Hastings 1959/60A78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
15. J H Donner vs R Toran Albero  ½-½301960HoogovensA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
16. K Dimitrov vs Bobotsov  1-0411960BUL-chA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
17. E Ahman vs L Popov  1-0401960Budapest ZonalA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
18. J H Donner vs A Giustolisi  1-0751960Madrid ZonalA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
19. C Munoz vs F J Perez Perez  0-1471960Leipzig Olympiad qual-4A78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
20. N Garces vs Rossolimo  0-1321960Leipzig Olympiad qual-4A78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
21. L Engels vs G Doucas  1-0341961CXSP chA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
22. J Rejfir vs Portisch 0-1411962SarajevoA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
23. Bagirov vs G Khodos  ½-½591962URS-ch semifinal NovosibirskA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
24. Y Kots vs I Platonov  ½-½501963Ukrainian ChampionshipA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
25. J Lokvenc vs Tal 0-1411963Asztalos MemorialA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-25-13  gabriel112000: How could white had no notable game here?
Aug-13-14  The Last Straw: <gabriel112000> Well now there is one. :)

It's probably because there weren't enough games in the database at that time.

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