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Liuben Spassov vs Andras Adorjan
Chigorin Memorial (1977), Sochi URS, Sep-??
Benoni Defense: Hromadka System (A57)  ·  0-1



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Dec-01-02  Bears092: The good ol' elastic band.
Dec-01-02  Kulla Tierchen: Black is O.K.!
May-22-04  alphee: Is white position so bad he has to resing here, even if 10.♕xa4+ ♘xa4} or (10. ♖c1 ♕xa2?
May-22-04  alphee: are this game and the Benko gambit by the same palyers real games or just a proof that the Benoni defense and the Benko gambit, starting with the same 4 initial moves, can lead to the same position with the same number of moves. My belief is they are not real games.
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  tpstar: <alphee> Exactly! On 12. Qxa4+ Nxa4, or 12. Rc1 Qxc2 13. Rxc2 Nb5, White loses a piece with no compensation. If you play the Benko, you might remember this idea of Qa5+ tying White up; correct was 9. Bd2 Qb6 10. Qc2 Bxa6 or 10. Qb3!? Qxa6 with a tense middlegame, or else the speculative 9. Kf1!?. FYI, this is pretty late in the opening for White to accept the gambit, as 5. g3 & 6. Bg2 are a tad slow.
May-22-04  alphee: <tpstar:>Agreed, it is late. I am not too familiar with the Benko Gambit and started looking at it after I saw it mentioned in some Roman Dzindzichashvili's DVDs (part of my family is of Georgian origin). I saw in the DB there is a similar game (almost) that starts as a Benoni defense, with the same players an finishes with the same position, same number of moves and white "giving up". Hence my question: was is a real "give up" or just that they demonstrated what they wanted and just stopped. In the same situation I would probably have played 10.♗d2 to "unpin" the Knight and keep a4 under control. After 11. ... ♕a4 I would have played ♕b3 as a2 can either be protected or be a protector.
Sep-24-04  hicetnunc: --> alphee
I'm not sure if you're referring to white's 10th or 12th move, but I just wanted to mention that in case of 10.Qa4+, black wins by 10...Qxa4 11.Nxa4 Rxa6 when the white knight is short of good retreat squares. And in the final position, after 12.Qb3 Qxb3 13.axb3 Nb5, white is simply a piece down...
Sep-26-07  Amorim: What about 12.b3? Doesnt it win the piece back for white?
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Amorim> 12.b3 Qe4
Mar-30-17  clement41: Nice tactic. A very important theme to know
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  marcusantoinerome: Adorjan annotates this lightly as the first game in his book "Black is still OK!" He says it's the shortest decisive game he's ever played. 9. Nc3? is the critical blunder.
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: According to The Computer, white could have survived after 10 Bd2 or 10 O-O; the critical blunder was actually 10 Qc2.

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