Benko Gambit Declined with b6

This is an interesting way to decline the Benko Gambit, by giving back the extra pawn with “5.b6!?”. The aim is to muddle up Black’s queenside pieces somewhat. Black need not capture the b6 pawn immediately by Qxb6, but can play Nd7 and Nxb6 if desired.

Diagram: Benko Gambit Declined with b6

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