It is a system that helped Angelo Kesaris to get a 1900 FIDE ELO rating and perform his best win against a 2300 ELO player; with black pieces! You can take advantage of his vast experience to create a powerful opening repertoire against 1.d4.
The Benko Gambit is an aggressive and tactical reply to 1.d4. It will help you get an aggressive position, full of tactical possibilities. This is the best way to guarantee victory!
Usually, the d4 players would like to have a stable situation in the center and hope for a maneuver game. With Benko Gambit you can destroy their plans and ideas; take them out of their comfort zone…
Benko is not similar to other gambits with unclear compensation, but a positional robust opening system that survived through centuries. The main idea of this system is to give up a pawn on the queenside and then press White’s weak pawns with rooks and a powerful fianchetto g7 bishop. In many cases, White loses the game by a tactical blow; something you can do in the future.
Preview by the Author:
Benko Gambit is a base in order to understand more complex openings like Benoni and King’s Indian Defense. It should be your first step before learning more advanced openings.
It has a lot of positional ideas that will help you improve your level to intermediate (more than 1200 ELO) or strong player (more than 1800 ELO). Black’s pieces have very typical and characteristic positions. The maneuvers are standard and for that reason, you’ll remember them easily.
It is a system that helped me to get a 1900 FIDE ELO rating and perform my best win against a 2300 ELO player; with black pieces! I know by hard all the ideas and lines because I have used them for years. Thus, you can take advantage of my vast experience to create a powerful opening repertoire against 1.d4. You’ll never fear this first move again.
Here is what you are going to learn:
- A very aggressive system against 1.d4
- Master Benko Gambit (with White and Black pieces)
- Complete repertoire with Black pieces
- Middlegame ideas and plans for both colors
- Positional themes which can be applied to your games
- The lines checked by strong computer engines
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The Most Amazing Games
Chapter 3. Nf3 // Without d5 // Gambit from Black
Chapter 4. All Sublines Analyzed
Chapter 5. Strategical System Qc2
Chapter 6. Sublines Nf3 with d5
Chapter 7. The f3 line
Chapter 8. Benko Declined // b6 Variation – Part 1
Chapter 9. Benko Declined // b6 Variation – Part 2
Chapter 10. Fianchetto Variation
Chapter 11. The f4 Line
Chapter 12. King Walk
- 12 Videos
- 57 Games Analyzed
- Complete Repertoire for Black
About the Author:
Angelo Kesaris [FIDE 1928]
is a professional chess coach and FIDE National Instructor with 20 years of experience. He started teaching chess in primary schools, organizing lessons in chess clubs, private classes, and online teaching. Angelo quickly made a name for himself by publishing practical strategies that new players can use to improve their chess.