Why Benko ? ChessMood Family, Welcome to the video course Crushing Benko Gambit
Against 1.d4 there are plenty of good openings. Why our choice is the Benko Gambit?
When we were discussing with our GM team against 1.d4 what is the opening that is easiest to learn, easiest to play, most unpleasant for white- our choice was definite - the Benko Gambit!
First of all, it's very easy to play with black pieces. Especially in blitz games, it's so unpleasant to play against this opening with white pieces, that you can notice, many GMs avoid accepting the pawn sacrifice.
Despite the mentioned factors, there are more reasons, why we advise our students to learn and practice the Benko Gambit during their chess career.
You will have a better understanding of the importance of:
Below you can see some of the diagrams of this video course.
Another great point is that you will lose the fear of sacrificing a pawn, which is an essential skill, to grow your chess level. Benko Gambit is in the playing repertoire of many super-Grandmasters like Carlsen, Caruana, Topalov, Ivanchuk and many others.
Now you can add Benko Gambit to your repertoire too.
Let's begin the journey!
|Name||GM Avetik Grigoryan|
In 2010 Avetik won Armenian National Championship and joined their national team.
After 2 years he stopped playing chess professionally and started coaching career.
Now he is the coach and the second of more than 10 GMs, co-author of video courses "Right Mood Openings", and the author of the book "Right Mood - Right Move" which will be published soon.
In 2018 he founded ChessMood.