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Pal Benko vs Lajos Portisch
Monte Carlo (1968), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 5, Apr-07
Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Classical Variation (A01)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  Phony Benoni: Compare with Benko vs Portisch, 1968, also supposedly played at Monaco, which varied with 12.Bxd4 Qb8 and - with no further play. I suspect that the version on this page is more logical, but have no proof. Anybody?
Jul-28-07  nescio: <Phony Benoni> What is a valid proof? Though I don't think the game deserves it I have looked in the most common databases,
and they all have the same version, this one. Of the other game there is no sign at all.

[Event "Monte Carlo"]
[Site ""]
[Date "1968.??.??"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Benko, Pal Charles"]
[Black "Portisch, Lajos"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[NIC "RE 8.10"]
[ECO "A01"]
[PlyCount "34"]

1. b3 d5 2. Bb2 Nf6 3. Nf3 e6 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O b6 7. c4 Bb7 8. e3 c5 9. Qe2 Nc6 10. Rd1 Re8 11. d4 cxd4 12. Nxd4 Nxd4 13. Bxd4 Qb8 14. Nd2 dxc4 15. Nxc4 Bxg2 16. Kxg2 Qb7 17. Qf3 Ne4 1/2-1/2

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  Phony Benoni: <nescio> Thanks for checking. In this case, I was just looking for enough information to identify the incorrect game score so that it could be merged or eliminated from the database. The unanimity of your sources, plus common sense, seem enough to show that this version is correct.

I have to agree with you that the game itself mighr not seem worth bothering about, but it was played in a major tournament by two leading grandmasters. If we're going to have a historical record of our game, I'd like it to be accurate. Once errors start creeping in it's all too easy to perpetuate them--particularly in games like this which nobody is likely to check carefully.

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