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Joel Benjamin vs Arthur Feuerstein
New York (1976), New York, NY USA
Zukertort Opening: Dutch Variation (A04)  ·  1-0



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Dec-01-06  Chicago Chess Man: Nice. The bishop is gone.
Aug-06-08  Jesspatrick: A clean win by 12 year old Joel Benjamin over a well established master.

8...e4 is the kind of move where you just have to ask "what's wrong with this picture?" It drops a Pawn, that's what.

Aug-21-13  jerseybob: Jesspatrick: Right. Black should just develop, but hey, anything works against a "fish", right? BTW, a game from back in the 60's, Kevitz-Feuerstein, went 1.Nf3,f5 2.e4!?,fe 3.Ng5 white winning a wild one.
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  wwall: 8...e4? had to be a mistake, losing a pawn. Better seems 8...f4.

Instead of 15...bxc6, perhaps 15...Bxc6, and if 16.Qd4+, then 16...Qf6.

22...Kf8 loses. Black should play 22...Kh8. Black may be able to draw after 23.Rxe5 [better may be 23.fxe5 Qb6 24.Rad1 Bf5] 23...Rxe5 24.fxe5 Qxe5 25.Qxe5+ Rxe5.

Nov-20-13  jerseybob: wwal: After 8..f4, what's your followup to the straightforward I know it looks bad, but what would you play, simply 9..ef, or make it a sac of some kind? This kind of move(8..f4) can often be effective, but here it seems to me the bishop on b2 makes white's counterplay too strong.

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