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Joel Benjamin vs Viswanathan Anand
PCA Qualifiers (1993), Groningen NED, rd 6, Dec-24
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Classical Variation (B63)  ·  0-1
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May-12-05  isolatedpawn: Anand and Joel Benjamin had played a similar game in 1989, with Anand playing White and Joel made some mistakes by playing moves like ...d5 and ...dxe4. However in this game, Anand shows him how to handle the Siclian Richter-Rauzer!!!
Mar-02-12  screwdriver: I remember Joel Benjamin was one of the up and coming players from the United States. Anand really nailed him here. I'm amazed that Anand has stayed on top as long as he has. Quite a competitor!
Jul-13-15  SpiritedReposte: A wild Sicilian middle game flows into a tranquil ending with material being even but black with a crushing position.
Feb-07-16
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  kbob: On game of the week ICC 2/5/16 Benjamin said he had a winning position until Anand "confused" him and eventually took the point. I wonder what moment he was referring to.
Feb-07-16  Granny O Doul: If this were presented as a quiz, then 33. Qf6(!) would be the first move I looked at. Here, though, it seems to simply hang the queen for nothing.
Feb-07-16  DWINS: <kbob>, I just took a quick look at this game with Stockfish 7 and Anand went wrong as early as 13...g6?, instead of 13...a6 with an equal game. Both players then made more mistakes, but Anand's 21...e5? would have let Benjamin win by 24.Rh7 Ng6 25.Rxg7 Kxg7 26.Qh6+ Kg8 27.Be2 Qe7 28.Na5 with an advantage of 2.85 according to Stockfish 7.
Feb-09-16
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  kbob: Thanks <DWINS>. I guess at the end of your line the black queen bishop cannot prevent the twin threats Nc6 and Bc4. Still, 28. Na5 might be hard to find in advance calculations. It might seem off the subject to a human.
May-30-17  morphynoman2: Good analysis of this game in John Watson, Chess Strategy In Action, p. 198
May-30-17  Howard: Wasn't this game also analyzed in Stohl's Modern Instructive Chess Masterpieces? I could be wrong though.
May-30-17  Howard: Wasn't this game also analyzed in Stohl's Modern Instructive Chess Masterpieces? I could be wrong though.
May-30-17
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  saffuna: Benjamin: "Am I an idiot for playing so recklessly against the best player in the field when I stood so well in the tournament? Or just stupid for not finishing him off?"

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