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Pal Benko vs Robert James Fischer
Buenos Aires (1960), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 19, Jul-21
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Karlsbad Variation (E62)  ·  1-0
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Mar-07-05  lopium: I think that the moves with the G and F pawn for black were weak. The King was totally without a defense, and the exchange of Queens permitted the terrible move of the white knight. Anyway, it's a very quick lost for Fischer. I think today Fischer fought in jail, in Japan. He is very depressive. I wonder if he will survive a long time there. He MUST go to Islande. Or he will die.
Mar-07-05  sharpnova: why do foreigners always brag that their language is the hardest to learn when none of them can ever get english down in the first place?
Mar-07-05  zsystriker: Most people like to think their language is the hardest to learn since they have mastered it. It's a sort of bragging. But the fact is that no language is inherently more difficult than the others. Otherwise, children from different countries would master their own tongue at different rate, and this is not true. All normally raised children learn their own language at about the same rate... For example the level of language mastery among 3-year old Chinese and American kids is about the same. This goes for speaking and understanding; of course, reading and writing are different matter. I think that the Japanese and the Chinese may have a legitimate claim that theirs are the probably two most difficult languages to read and write.
Mar-08-05  lopium: Pas moi en tout cas. Je n'ai jamais dis que mon language Útait le plus dur Ó apprendre. C'est mal de penser comme ša sur n'importe qui... On parle d'Úchecs ici, pas de language.
Mar-14-05  zsystriker: <lopium> Da, ya vas ponyal, no pochemu vy vdrug pishete na frantsuskom yazyke?
May-17-05  Marvol: <sharpnova: why do foreigners always brag that their language is the hardest to learn when none of them can ever get english down in the first place? >

That's not a very kind thing to say of Pal Benko...

May-17-05  e4Newman: A rare series of positional and tactical blunders by Fischer. His pieces are pinned in front of the king. ...Kh8 for goodness sake! Especially after 21.Nd5.
Jun-18-07  Karpova: <The players of 1862 knew something very valuable that the players of today would do well to make note of: 1. P-Q4 leads to nothing!> Robert James Fischer
Jun-18-07  square dance: <karpova> did fischer really say that?
Jun-18-07  Karpova: <square dance>
http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...
Jun-18-07  square dance: wow. thanks. hopefully he was half kidding. of course if you judge by his repertoire there are doubts.
Oct-22-11
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  wordfunph: "Bobby held out his hand in resignation. This was a bit of a surprise to me, since I had expected him to put up a long, tough, defense with 27...Na3."

- GM Pal Benko

Source: Pal Benko - My Life, Games and Compositions

Oct-22-11  Petrosianic: It was the last round, Fischer was dead lost, and even if he managed to somehow save a draw, he'd still have had a losing score in the tournament. He was probably disgusted and wanted to just get out of there and put this tournament behind him.
Oct-22-11  AnalyzeThis: With regards to the 1. P-Q4 comments, most players would love to have Fischer's record with black, playing against the move.
Mar-05-14
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  bharat123: I tried 23.Nf4 while playing 'Guess the move' with the double threat of Nxe6 and Nh5 winning a piece. The text wins only exchange.
Mar-05-14
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  beatgiant: <bharat123>
Black defends with 23. Nf4 <Qf6> to answer either 24. Nxe6 or 24. Nh5 with <24...Qxh6>, or 24. Bxg7 Qxf4. White would still win only the exchange, as far as I can see.
Mar-05-14
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  bharat123: beatgiant: <bharat123> Black defends with 23. Nf4 <Qf6> to answer either 24. Nxe6 or 24. Nh5 with <24...Qxh6>, or 24. Bxg7 Qxf4. White would still win only the exchange, as far as I can see.

Yes You are right. I missed Qxh6.

Jan-07-15  ljfyffe: MCO gives the move order 70-0 e5 8h3..
Jul-26-15  Pirandus: Benko is corr.: Benk§.
Sep-21-16
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  HeMateMe: Just Pal'ng around.
Dec-22-17
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  plang: 7 h3 is now considered to be premature. Korchnoi refined the idea with 7 0-0..a6 8 h3 and had success with it. After 11..Nd7 Benko already considered Black to be better. White had to take the pawn with 17 Bxf4 since he is lost after 17 Bd4..Ne5 18 Bxe5..Bxe5 followed by ..Qh4. Black was playing a nice game until the blunder 20..Nxc4?; 20..c6 would have left Black with an excellent game. 21..Rf7 22 Nf4..Qf5 23 Bxb7..Rb8 24 e4 would have even been stronger for White.
Aug-15-18
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  Bobby Spassky: Dear zsystriker:

You wrote:

"Most people like to think their language is the hardest to learn since they have mastered it. It's a sort of bragging. But the fact is that no language is inherently more difficult than the others. Otherwise, children from different countries would master their own tongue at different rate, and this is not true. All normally raised children learn their own language at about the same rate... For example the level of language mastery among 3-year old Chinese and American kids is about the same. This goes for speaking and understanding; of course, reading and writing are different matter. I think that the Japanese and the Chinese may have a legitimate claim that theirs are the probably two most difficult languages to read and write."

What a load of rubbish!

https://medium.economist.com/we-wen...

Languages that have been around a long time get simplified. So Chinese, Japanese and English are a lot simpler than the languages listed in the Economist article.

Aug-15-18  ughaibu: Bobby Spassky: Thanks for posting that, a great read.
Aug-15-18
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  keypusher: <Bobby Spassky>

Agree with ughaibu. With two- or three gender languages like Spanish or Latin, was the use of the terms masculine/feminine/neuter as classifiers imposed by grammarians later? Or did the original speakers thinks of the genders/genres that way? The article makes me think the former.

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