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Miroslav Filip vs Pal Benko
Curacao Candidates (1962), Willemstad CUW, rd 2, May-03
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Immediate Fianchetto (E60)  ·  1-0


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  Cemoblanca: 11...Ne5?! [11...Nd4!? looks interesting and if 12.Nce4 then 12...Nxe4 13.Nxe4 Qc7! 14.e3 Nf5 and black has good future prospects.]

12...Qa5?! [12...Nc6!?]

13.Nce4! Ne8? [13...Nxe4!? 14.Nxe4 Qc7 15.Bf4 a5!? with the idea Ra6, e.g. 16.Rfd1 Ra6!?, but then 17.Nc3! looks very strong, e.g. 17...Qe7 18.Nb5!, etc.]

14.Bh3! d5?(?) soon loses. [14...Rf5! 15.Bxf5 gxf5 16.Bd2 Qc7 17.Nc3 b6 18.Bf4 Nc6 19.Qd1!? h6 Forced! 20.Nh3!?, etc.]

15.Bd2 [Better was 15.Bxe6+! Kh8 (15...Bxe6 16.Bd2! Qc7 17.Nxe6) 16.cxd5 c4 17.Qc2, etc.]

16.Qa3? [16.Bxe6+!]

17.Qxc5 [17.Be3!]

21.Bc3 [21.f4! h6 22.fxe5! Rxf1+ 23.Rxf1 hxg5 24.Bxc4 Bh3 25.Rf6! and if 25...Bxf6 then 26.exf6 Kh7 27.e4! and with the two passed pawns is the disaster in the black camp pre-programmed.]

24...Kh7?? What a Blunder Mr. Benko! I guess he had forgotten his (sun)glasses in Bled (1959) >>> :D [24...Rc6! 25.Rad1 Kh7 looks not bad, but 26.Nd5! is very strong, e.g. 26...Bh8 27.f4!, etc.]

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  Cemoblanca: Some memories from the tournament diary related to "Mr. Time Trouble":

"He certainly gave a good account of himself in this extremely tiring tournament, but recurring bouts of serious time-trouble caused him eventually to finish last. This time-trouble problem would continue to dog him throughout his career."

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