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Liuben D 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.
May-22-04
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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?
Sep-26-07
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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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