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Shelby Lyman vs Edgar Thomas McCormick
63rd US Open (1962), San Antonio, TX USA, rd 9, Aug-22
Scandinavian Defense: Richter Variation (B01)  ·  1-0
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  Phony Benoni: Sadly, the knight promotion is not forced; 26.h8Q appears to work just as well. But it is unusual as underpromotions go.
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  Phony Benoni: After <13...Bg4>


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When the game was published in "Chess Life" (September 1962,p.196), White's <14.h4> received the extraordinary distinction of an exclamation point and diagram. (Most unannotated games, however brilliant, had neither.).

Me, I don't see the point. It's certainly an unexpected move, and the h-pawn did reach the Heights of Glory. But I still don't see why White would choose not to recapture the piece.

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Round 9 (Wednesday, August 22); CL 1962.09:196
from US Open 1962, San Antonio by Phony Benoni


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