Playing blocked positions

The Czech Benoni is very much an acquired taste. If you are happy in blocked central positions, then it may suit you very well. What do you need to play blocked positions correctly?

  1. PATIENCE. I cannot stress this highly enough.
  2. A keen eye for pawn breaks and levers. After all, the position has to become unblocked somehow.
  3. A penchant for maneuvering.
  4. A liking of ideas rather than a dependance on theoretical memory.

All in all an opening which suits English International Master Andrew Ledger very well.

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