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  Opponent avoids Gruenfeld. Can I get a Benko Gambit?

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Hi bnolan,

I ran into this a lot but usually went for a Modern Benoni setup - of course the Benko is an option - depending on White this could just transpose to a Mainline Benko after 5.cxb5 a6 6. bxa6 (b6 and e3 are White decline options) 6... Bxa6 7. Nc3 Bg7 8. g3 d6 9. e4 (Bg2 should also transpose to the "Fianchetto" line) 9... Bxf1 10. Kxf1 Nbd7 11. Kg2 0-0 with Qb6 to follow (etc) or 11... Ng4 is also normal stuff

3.Nf3 actually restricts some of White's options versus the Benko, so If you like the Benko than you're OK!

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Originally posted by: "bnolan"

Let's say I want to play a Gruenfeld as black. I don't want to play ...d5 until White plays Nc3. If my opponent avoids Nc3, can I transpose into a Benko Gambit instead?

[[
1.d4 Nf6
2.c4 g6
3.Nf3 c5
4.d5 b5
]]

What are the disadvantages of this transposition?




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Let's say I want to play a Gruenfeld as black. I don't want to play ...d5 until White plays Nc3. If my opponent avoids Nc3, can I transpose into a Benko Gambit instead?

[[
1.d4 Nf6
2.c4 g6
3.Nf3 c5
4.d5 b5
]]

What are the disadvantages of this transposition?



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