[ECO code A00]
|THE KING'S FIANCHETTO OPENING|
aka. Rat or Benko Opening
White pushes his King's Knight's Pawn
a square, planning a king's bishop fianchetto.
This rare flank opening enables Black to take the
centre with 1..P-K4 and so White must employ a high degree
of tactical skill to make it work to his advantage. More often seen in a
Barcza System. "The Rat" was its
19th C. nickname in London coffee houses.
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