|Nov-18-03|| ||TheAussiePatzer: Textbook example of activating the bad bishop by locking it outside the pawn chain. |
|Nov-18-03|| ||refutor: this is their only game that wasn't a draw in less than 25 moves?! |
|Nov-18-03|| ||kevin86: Strange game:"weak" bishop is very strong and white uses a tactic often seen on files,but rarely on the eighth rank-battery RAM of queen and rook |
|Nov-18-03|| ||Eggman: <this is their only game that wasn't a draw in less than 25 moves?!>|
It seems so. And pitifully all but 3 of those 17 other games were drawn in 15 moves or less. Not much of a learning experience for either player, really. I often wonder how much of Bobby Fischer's success owed itself to the fact that he NEVER took such BS draws.
|Nov-18-03|| ||jaime gallegos: This game show us what happened with forced positions, similar to Kasparov vs X3D Fritz 3rd game |
|Nov-18-03|| ||PinkPanther: Interesting pawn structure in final position. |
|Nov-21-03|| ||kevin86: Yes,Pink Panther-all pawns on own colored squares-and all chained together. |
|Jul-02-04|| ||apple head: the Benkos opening funny choice |
|Jan-21-05|| ||GreenDayGuy: Did Black really have nothing better than sac his rook? |
|Dec-22-05|| ||optimusprimeooo: both players seemed tired and perhaps there buddys looks like there going threw the motions|
|Mar-01-08|| ||MorphysMojo: I actually saw this game. Benjamin was about 12 years old rated around 2070, and Fedorowicz was a high rated master, about 18, but not yet an IM. It was played in either round 4 or 5 of the tournament and each player had not yet faced any real competition. The games were played starting at 7pm each day of this 12 round tournament. Both players had awesome reputations at this point in their careers despite their youth. Both were from NYC and knew eachother. |
No way could Benjamin be happy with his play duing this game. I remembered him remarking a few rounds later how much he loved defending. This game with its pawn structure gave him plenty of opportunity to do that. Blacks' 38th move shows that he was busted but decided to go down fighting nevertheless.
The two players are good friends and are participating in a tournament this weekend in which they play an exhibition game against eachother, cannot see or hear eachother during the game, and comment and annotate it while playing it for the audience who views them both on large separate monitors, while having dinner and drinks. It's a real treat because they know eachother well and can share anecdotes while speaking about the game.
This kind of exhibition is great fun and very educational, I wish more GMs did it. No one seems to mind paying to see and hear them, it's well worth it.
|Nov-15-09|| ||Eduardo Leon: Perhaps 36...e7, intending to play 37...d7 is better. At least, it doesn't allow white to pin the bishop in the eight rank.|
|Feb-29-12|| ||wordfunph: game toppings..
<1976 U.S. Open in Fairfax Virginia:
Joel Benjamin had his first encounters with future GMs John Fedorowicz and Nick DeFirmian. IM Mark Diesen had just returned from a European trip
and decided to use Benjamin to stir up some trouble. When Benjamin was paired with Fedowicz, Diesen suggested to say something to Fedorowicz. They sat down to play, Benjamin looked to his older and bigger opponent in the eye and carried out Diesen's instructions.
"You're a wimp," Benjamin said. Fedorowicz was taken aback but soon got his bearings back. "Well, you're a wittle kid." Fedorowicz crushed Benjamin that day. It was then the
beginning of a beautiful friendship.>