The Benoni is characterised by the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 and is a popular opening weapon amongst club players. On top level it’s a rarer guest but with this DVD Rustam Kasimdzhanov, opening expert and second and coach of Fabiano Caruana, will turn the tables. New ways and approaches in most lines and countless improvements of official theory will show you how to play this opening at any level with success. His preferred move order into the Benoni arises through 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 which complements his already published DVD on the Nimzoindian (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4). The variations of the original Benoni are reached through move order transposition.
Kasimdzhanov goes into extreme detail, showing that the Benoni is a reliable opening that often leads to truly fascinating positions. Players of all levels will enhance their knowledge of the opening and their general understanding of dynamic positions. Moreover, you’ll be able to practice the lines shown in the Opening Trainer and you can play key positions to improve your understanding of typical structures and patterns of the Benoni.
• Video running time: 5 hours 45 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Database with model games
• Bonus: Further Training chapter with repertoire and play features