Trends in the Benko 2012(TWIC 944)
Here is a recent game by Danish GM PH Nielsen. GM Schandorff recommends the 5.f3 line to fight the Benko but I don’t agree with this choice. Now this game shows a nice way(12.a4) to play against the tricky gambit.
Nielsen,PH (2662) – Zaragatski,I (2460)
Bundesliga 2012–13 Baden Baden GER (6), 09.12.2012(TWIC 944)
Things are going well for white. The e5 pawn shuts out Bh8 and white stands fully mobilized. What is the next step?
- 21.e6 pushing forwards for the attack
- 21.ed opening the e-file up for infiltration
- Something else
White to Play