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Edward W Formanek vs Walter Browne
Atlantic City (1970), Atlantic City (USA)
Benko Gambit: Accepted. Yugoslav with 7Bxf1, Nge2 (A59)  ·  1-0



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Oct-02-05  bomb the bishop: Interesting game.. would anyone tell me if the benko gambit is today a good choice of opening against d4?
Oct-02-05  weirdoid: Why not 37 ... Rxh4?
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  tpstar: ChessBase 8.0 doesn't have either player in Atlantic City during 1970, so this game might be spurious or else misattributed. But I don't see any other different move sequence to explain the hanging Rook, unless Move 36 was 36. Rhh3 instead.

Nice game by White anyway.

May-06-06  Maynard5: After playing out this game, it seems likely that the score is incorrect. Unless I am much mistaken, the rook sacrifice would not be decisive: 37. Nb5 Rxh4 38. Nxd6+ Kf8 39. Rxg7 Rh7 (Not 39. ... Kxg7 40. Nxf5+) and the outcome is unclear. Despite this ambiguity, the game is a good example of aggressive play by White against the Benko Gambit.

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