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Lawrence Day vs Pal Benko
"Dog Day Afternoon" (game of the day Mar-16-2019)
Lone Pine (1975), Lone Pine, CA USA, rd 1, Apr-13
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. Keres Attack (B81)  ·  0-1


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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Have a funny feeling this is one of the all-time quiet masterpieces of R & B vs. R & B of opposite colors. After 34.cxd4, yes, obviously White has a very poor Bishop. Still seems impossible that Benko could have gained a full point from that one fact, but 10 moves later, he's won the pawn.
Mar-16-19  Cibator: Well he didn't run the "Endgame Laboratory" column in "Chess Life" for so many years for nothing.
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  HeMateMe: Great movie (1975?). Fredo gets a bullet, but Michael Corleone survives, gets a jail sentence. Based on a true story, a botched bank robbery in the early 70s.
Mar-16-19  SandyJames: Why not 11...Nxe4 12 Nxe4 Bxe4
Mar-16-19  The Kings Domain: Fine game and it's good to see a pun lifted off a classic Pacino flick. :-)
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  Joshka: <SandyJames> Looks good to me as well....but then I'm just a patzer.
Mar-16-19  SandyJames: I gave the position to Crafty with 60 min time. It played 11...Nxe4 but White won. Let me see if I can upload the game.
Mar-16-19  SandyJames: Here it is

Mar-16-19  Andrew Chapman: <Why not 11...Nxe4 12 Nxe4 Bxe4> I wondered the same thing. The basic idea - from looking at the engine - is Re1, then take on e6.
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  ChessHigherCat: 57. Ka8? Rb6 is kind of an unusual mate
Mar-16-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 24 dpa done

1. = (0.15): 14...Rc8 15.Rb1 g6 16.f4 Be7 17.c4 e5 18.fxe5 Nxe5 19.Qxa4+ Kf8 20.Qb3 Bxg5 21.Nf3 Bxc1 22.Rbxc1 Nxf3+ 23.Qxf3 Qg5+ 24.Qg3 Qxg3+ 25.hxg3 Kg7 26.Rcd1 Rhd8 27.Kf2 Bc6 28.Rd2 f6 29.Kf3 Rd7 30.Bb1 Ba4

2. = (0.18): 14...g6 15.h4 Bg7 16.Bb2 Qb6 17.Rb1 0-0 18.Nf3 Bxb2 19.Rxb2 Qc7 20.c4 Rfd8 21.Qxa4 a5 22.Qb3 axb4 23.axb4 Rdc8 24.h5 gxh5 25.Rd2 Nb6 26.Rc2 Ra4 27.Qc3 Ba6 28.Bb3 Ra3 29.Nd2 Qe7 30.Qf6 Qxf6 31.gxf6

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