Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
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: 121
Years covered: 1954 to 2021
Overall record:
   White wins 32.2%
   Black wins 43.0%
   Draws 24.8%

Popularity graph, by decade

Explore this opening  |  Search for sacrifices in this opening.
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
Polugaevsky vs S Bouaziz, 1979
Gligoric vs Matulovic, 1970
Petrosian vs Hernandez Onna, 1979
Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957
Ufimtsev vs Tal, 1967
Gligoric vs Tal, 1959
<< previous chapter next chapter >>

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 121  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kholmov vs E Sardarov 0-1201954URS-chTJ CoopA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
2. Gurgenidze vs Tal 0-1271957USSR ChampionshipA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
3. W Golz vs Malich  0-1361957GothaA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
4. A Dzieciolowski vs M Galewicz  1-0401957Polish ChampionshipA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
5. Vukcevich vs R Bogdanovic  ½-½151958YUG-ch 13thA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
6. V Makogonov vs Antoshin  0-1401959Baku Candidates-MastersA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
7. R Toran Albero vs F J Perez Perez  ½-½331959MadridA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
8. G Kluger vs I Bilek  0-1391959Asztalos MemorialA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
9. Gligoric vs Tal 0-1461959Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade CandidatesA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
10. B Baranov vs A Vilup  ½-½391960Leningrad-Moscow MatchA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
11. Bisguier vs J Sherwin 1-0411960US Championship 1959/60A78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
12. K Burger vs Bobotsov 0-1391960Hastings 1959/60A78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
13. J H Donner vs R Toran Albero  ½-½301960HoogovensA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
14. K Dimitrov vs Bobotsov  1-0411960BUL-chA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
15. E Ahman vs L Popov  1-0401960Budapest ZonalA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
16. J H Donner vs A Giustolisi  1-0751960Madrid ZonalA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
17. C Munoz vs F J Perez Perez  0-1471960Leipzig Olympiad qual-4A78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
18. Napoleon Garces vs Rossolimo  0-1321960Leipzig Olympiad qual-4A78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
19. J Rejfir vs Portisch 0-1411962SarajevoA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
20. Y Kots vs I Platonov  ½-½501963Ukrainian ChampionshipA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
21. Lokvenc vs Tal 0-1411963Asztalos MemorialA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
22. R H Steinmeyer vs Evans 0-1451963US Championship 1963/64A78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
23. Lilienthal vs V Liavdansky  1-0301964RUSA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
24. F Burgalat vs Eliskases  0-1421964ARG-chA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
25. J Rubinetti vs R Garcia  0-1231964Buenos AiresA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 121  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  

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.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific opening only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC