New In Chess, paperback, Deutsch, ISBN: 978-90-5691-406-6, 320 Seiten,
An Attacking Repertoire for Black
The Benko Gambit is a great opening for those who like
aggressive chess. Black sacrifices a pawn for active play on the queenside and
his initiative often continues into the endgame. That's why the opening is very
popular among club players, but also World Champions such as Veselin Topalov,
Vishy Anand and Garry Kasparov have played the Benko.
Sergey Kasparov has practiced the Benko Gambit himself for many years. He
knows all the subtleties of Black's and White's plans in detail. In lively,
personal and highly instructive prose he presents a complete repertoire, with
many new concepts, for Black.
Kasparov helps the reader to get a firm grip on this opening. He does not
present endless computer variations but concentrates on ideas and concepts.
After studying The Dynamic Benko Gambit, amateurs as well as professionals will
be much more dangerous attackers!
Grandmaster Sergey Kasparov (1968) was born in Baku,
AzeRbaijan, and now lives in Belarus. He has won many tournaments throughout the
world and is a regular contributor to the New In Chess Yearbooks.
- "Kasparov sets out his ideas with good humour, anecdotes
and sensible words of wisdom (..) This is the type of book that many readers
desire.", GM Glenn Flear.
- "Sergey Kasparov's introduction is very instructive and written in a witty
and engaging manner (..) He presents very thorough coverage of all standard
Benko lines before moving on to the rarer ones, such as 4 a4 and even 4 e4.
There's also a section on White's attempts to avoid the Benko altogether,
usually by refusing to play 4 c2-c4 after 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 c5 3 d5 d6. The author
cannot be accused of not practicing what he preaches; his own games are used
throughout the book (as are plenty of games by other players, including Carlsen
and Gelfand. Strong club players will feel at home with the material given in
this repertoire book. Dynamic play is guaranteed!", Marshtowers Chess
- "Kasparov writes in an engaging and somewhat humurous style. His
explanations are clear and concise, and he doesn't go overboard with
variations.", Joe Petrolito, Australasian Chess Magazine.
- "The book has plenty to like: many games, the author's intimate
knowledge of the opening and the width of the coverage.", Carsten Hansen,