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Francisco Benko vs Paul Keres
Buenos Aires (1939), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 2, Oct-03
Spanish Game: Closed. Bogoljubow Variation (C91)  ·  0-1


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May-13-04  iron maiden: The pawns go through after the inevitable 45...Rd2. Still, some good play by Benko, considering that he was only eleven years old.
May-13-04  WMD: Nice spot. Going by the DB, Francisco Benko is our man. There's also a single game by a Franz Benko vs Alekhine but it doesn't feature in Skinner & Verhoeven.
Nov-26-04  e4Newman: I especially like the series 28.e6 fxe6 29.Ng5 Nf6 30.Rxe6. It's a weak threat but a good distraction, creating play on both sides. In the end black's pawn chain is just far too strong.
Dec-08-06  twin phoenix: wow 11 yr.s old huh?!
i'm 38 and still don't play that well.
end position is very pretty.
Dec-08-06  Runemaster: <twin phoenix> Not sure whether you're joking, but <iron maiden> assumed the White player was Pal Benko, who would then have been 11 years old. As <WMD> pointed out, it was probably another Benko.
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  plang: F. Benko is from Argentina; unrelated to Pal.
Apr-09-08  Phebas: Francisco Benko is alive. He is from Argentina. Planq is right, hes unrelated with Pal Benko. Some daya ago, he was playing in a tournament with 98 years old! Bravo, Benko!
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  Phony Benoni: "Chess Review", December 1939, p.247, attributes this game to <A. Benko>, but with no further information.
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