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Jacques Grommer vs George F Adair
Rice CC Masters (1913), New York, NY USA, rd 6, Jul-19
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29)  ·  0-1
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  Phony Benoni: <Why Historians Go Gray(er)>

After <27.Qb1>


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I found this game in several contemporary sources, and everyone one of them gave the move <27...P-KKt3> (27...g6) here. There then followed <28.Q-Kt2 P-Kt3> (28.Qb2 b6).

This just doesn't look right. Why should Black give away the b-pawn, and why should White pass it up to attack a pawn that's no longer there?

Anthony Gillam, in a small book on the tournament, gives the sequence as <27...b6 28.Qb2 g6>. This is undoubtedly right. And I have no intention of suggesting a change. But I would feel a lot better if I knew that somebody noticed it in 1913.

Apparently, you don't need a computer to blindly copy game scores without thinking about them.

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Saturday, July 19 (Round 6); AJG 125
from Rice CC Summer Masters Tourn. (New York 1913) by Phony Benoni
August, p. 173 [Game 162 / 2649]
from American Chess Bulletin 1913 by Phony Benoni


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