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Arthur Bisguier vs Donald Byrne
58th US Open (1957), Cleveland, OH USA, rd 12, Aug-16
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Sosonko Variation (B77)  ·  1-0


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  Phony Benoni: Bisguier, annotating this game in "Chess Review", October 1957, p. 299-300, gives a slightly different order of moves as indicated below. They do not appear to make a significant difference in the game:

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.f3

(Bisguier: <6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3>)

6...Bg7 7.Be3 Nc6 8.Qd2 0-0 9.Bc4 Nd7 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.Bh6 Bxh6 12.Qxh6 e6 13.h4 Qf6 14.0-0-0 Nb6 15.Be2 d5 16.h5

(Bisguier: <16.Qe3 Bb7 17.f4 Rad8 18.e5 Qg7 19.h5 f6>)

16...Qg7 17.Qe3 Bb7 18.f4 Rad8 19.e5 f6 20.hxg6 hxg6 21.Rh4 f5 22.Rdh1 Rf7 23.Qg3 Nd7 24.Rh8+ Qxh8 25.Rxh8+ Kxh8 26.Qh4+ Source: Chess Review, October 1957, p. 299. 1-0

May-11-16  RookFile: This game is really funny. White does a caveman attack down the h file and picks off a rook on d8 with a simple double attack. Byrne must have having a bad day.
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  Phony Benoni: <RookFile> Bisguier notes Byrne's bad form in his article. This was a critical last round game. Had Byrne won, he would have won the tournament outright, and a tie would have left him tied for first with Fischer. Instead, Bisguier tied Fischer, only to co be placed second after tiebreaks.

Bisguier speculated that Byrne was exhausted by his 11th round game, D Byrne vs Robert E Byrne, 1957. Those two generally fought hard when they played.

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Round 12 (Friday, August 16): CR 1957.10:299
from US Open 1957, Cleveland by Phony Benoni

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