Benko Gambit

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5

benko.gif (4818 bytes)

The Benko gambit is one of the most well respected gambits against d4. Black's counterplay is very durable compared to many other gambits, in that the queenside pressure can last well into the endgame. There are several plans however at White's disposal to combat this gambit, the most radical being to simply countergambit with b6 (after cxb6 a6 b6!?).


Futher Reading



A Brief Survey of the Openings

Back to Tutorial Index

Check out "Crushing the King" Video Course by CM Kingscrusher and GM Smirnov

In this course GM Igor Smirnov together with CM Tryfon will teach you the strategies and tactics of attacking. At the end of this course you will have all the necessary abilities and understanding in order to start a successful attack against an opponent of any level!

More Info