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Francisco Benitez vs Max Euwe
Clock simul, 10b (1949), San Juan PUR
Sicilian Defense: Wing Gambit (B20)  ·  1-0



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Apr-01-05  InspiredByMorphy: What are the consequences for black after 10. ...Nxd4 11.Nxd4 Qxd4 12.Bc3 Qd8 ? I see that black has no development while white has good development, but black is up two pawns and white has nothing to attack.
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  tpstar: <InspiredByMorphy> Greed is a Deadly Sin, eh? Look at 13. Rd1 Qc7 14. Bb5+, or 13 ... Qb6 14. Qa4+, or 13 ... Bd7 14. Bb5 all winning material. So maybe 12 ... Qb6 instead, then 13. Rd1 Bd7 (13 ... Bb4?? 14. Qa4+) 14. Rxd7! Kxd7 15. Qa4+ and now 15 ... Kc7/Kd8 lose to 16. Ba5, otherwise 15 ... Ke7 16. Bb4+ or 15 ... Kc8 16. Qe8+.

Less good is 11. Qa4+!? Nc6 12. Bb5 Bd7 and Black defends easily.

Apr-01-05  InspiredByMorphy: <tpstar> Thanks for the input. Whites development proves to be very strong. I had the priviledge of playing a game online against an FIDE rated 2385 master (according to him) the other day with the wing gambit, and the game went as follows. You'll notice the position by move 7 is the same as in the game above.

White:InspiredByMorphy Black:InSaNoJosh

1. e4 c5 2.b4 cxb4 3.d4 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. c4 bxc3(ep)6.Nxc3 Qa5 7. Bd2 Nc6 8.Qb3?! Nxd4 9.Bb5+ Nxb5? 10.Nxb5 Qb6 11.Be3 Qa5+ 12.Bd2 Qb6 13. Be3 Qa5+ 14.Bd2 1/2-1/2

9. ...Nxb5 was played quickly without due consideration. The only blunder he made out of many games we had played. I played 8.Qb3?! with only development in mind. I didnt have a good plan of attack yet. If black played 9. ...Nc6 white would have to find a good one being two pawns down. However, perhaps it wouldnt have been difficult as I think with the kind of development white has. What do you think?

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  tpstar: <IBM> After 7 ... Nc6?! I think you had good chances with 8. Nb5 Qb6/Qd8 9. Bf4 forcing 9 ... e5 (9 ... Qa5+ 10. Qd2) and now 10. de regains a Pawn while maintaining a huge bind. Less clear is 8. Nb5 Qb6 9. d5!? since 9 ... a6 prevents tricks on c7.

It's good to experiment with new ideas, however I believe the Wing Gambit is unsound since Black gets an early ... d5 and consolidates through straightforward development. I also don't like the Smith-Morra for White as not enough play for the Pawn. IMO the main lines with 2. Nf3 & 3. d4 all give White a good game without sacrificing anything.

Apr-03-05  InspiredByMorphy: <tpstar> Thank you for the input. Your line is strong. It was also interesting to hear what you thought of the Smith-Morra.
Aug-24-12  EFBP: The colors are wrong. Benitez had white and Euwe black. This was part of a 10 board clock exhibition by dr. Euwe. It is correctly atributed as a win for Benítez ina plenty of sources, including the Chess Review and Chess Life reports of the day. Also in several chess short game collections. IF you desire, I can send you the exact Chess Review and Chess Life magazine nummbers or even a PDF copy of the same. Also, I knew Frank Benítez, who was justifiably proud of this game.
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  ChessCoachClark: I like this game for the Royal Guards Chess Club demonstrations of the Raking Bishops (although a Queen is acting in place of a Bishop), an Absolute Pin and the Removing the Guard tactic. The continuation would show the Black King having to leave his Queen to be picked off En Prise!
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  Stonehenge: gives 19...Kg7 20. Rxg8+ 1-0 and (part of) another game from the same simul.

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