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🏆 US Championship (1974)

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The US Championship came to the City of the Big Shoulders in 1974, continuing the Any Place But New York trend which began at El Paso the previous year. In the absence of Bobby Fischer, the players represented the usual mix of Old Guard and Impudent Youngsters, to wit: ... [more]

Player: Pal C Benko

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Weinstein vs Benko  ½-½161974US ChampionshipB08 Pirc, Classical
2. Benko vs K Commons 1-0601974US ChampionshipE08 Catalan, Closed
3. J A Grefe vs Benko  ½-½131974US ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
4. Benko vs Rogoff ½-½301974US ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
5. A Karklins vs Benko  ½-½231974US ChampionshipB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
6. Benko vs Saidy  ½-½251974US ChampionshipB57 Sicilian
7. Reshevsky vs Benko  ½-½131974US ChampionshipA15 English
8. Benko vs L Gilden  1-0411974US ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
9. Soltis vs Benko  ½-½131974US ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
10. Benko vs Browne  ½-½231974US ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
11. Bisguier vs Benko  ½-½141974US ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
12. B Zuckerman vs Benko  ½-½161974US ChampionshipB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
13. Benko vs Larry Evans 1-0641974US ChampionshipA12 English with b3
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-25-14  optimal play: <<<<Chess title to Browne>

CHICAGO, Sunday (AAP). — >

Walter Browne, 25, an international grandmaster and twice Australian champion, won the title of US Chess Champion on Friday when he finished with a draw in his 13th and final round of the national tournament, Associated Press reported.

He was competing against the 13 top players in the nation, excluding Bobby Fischer who declined to enter.

Browne's attitude about beating Fischer?

"I wouldn't beat him right now", he said. "I think I could beat him in an odd match, but he's better".>

- The Canberra Times (ACT) issue Monday 5 August 1974>

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