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Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga vs Joel Benjamin
Reshevsky Memorial (1992), New York, NY USA, rd 2, Jul-??
English Opening: King's English Variation. General (A20)  ·  1-0



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Mar-28-03  GlassCow: Highly imaginative play by Granda Zuniga. 11. f4!, 16. e4!, 17. c5! and 19. d4! lead to numerous exchanges, follwed by a delightful 2 knights + 4 pawns vs. bishop and knight + 3 pawns that Julio wins grandly.
Oct-18-04  OneArmedScissor: What's the winning continuation?
I'm not seeing it...
Oct-18-04  clocked: The bishop must retreat to h7 where it is attacked with tempo after g5 hxg Nxg then h6 etc. Notice the black knight is trapped.
Oct-18-04  Cyphelium: <OneArmedScissor> Black doesn't have much choice. On 57.- Be4 white can even play 58. g5!, when both 58.- Bxf3 59. gxh6 and 58. - hxg5 59. Nxe4 followed by h6 wins. The alternative is 57.- Bh7. Then 58. g5 and now

1/ 58.- hxg5 is bad because of 59. Nxg5 Bg8 60. h6 - he has to give the bishop for the h-pawn and then the remaining piece on b8 makes a rather poor impression.

2/ 58.- Kd6 59. gxh6 followed by Ng5 and h6-h7 is similar.

3/ On 58.- Kc4 the simplest is probably 59. Ka3! followed by gxh6, Ng5 etc. (Though 59. gxh6 Kxb4 60. Ng5 Bf5 61. h7 Bxh7 62. Nxh7 Kxc5 63. Nf6 also wins.)

Feb-18-10  Caissanist: Hans Ree: <For the strong Reshevsky Memorial tournament in New York in 1992, all three Polgar sisters were invited (though Sofia preferred to play a match with Maurice Ashley). At the time Granda was Zsuzsa Polgar's boyfriend, so Joel Benjamin suggested to the organisers that they might as well invite Granda, thereby making the Polgar family complete and happy.

An excellent idea that Benjamin came to regret, as Granda made mince-meat of the American participants. He won the tournament with 7 out of 9, a half-point ahead of Judit Polgar.>

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