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Robert James Fischer vs Pal C Benko
Stockholm Interzonal (1962), Stockholm SWE, rd 2, Jan-28
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Sep-18-11  RookFile: Evidently the draw is 57. f6 Ne8+ 58. Ke7 Nxf6 59. Kxf6 Kb2 and white cannot prevent the b pawn from being swapped off soon.
Apr-13-17  Toribio3: Magnificent! It is a fighting draw.
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I was really expecting 15. cxd4.

Apr-14-17  ChessHigherCat: Maybe Fischer didn't like 15. cxd4 Ng6 16. Be3 Ne4, threatening Nc3 (not to mention the perverse pleasure he felt in frustrating your expectations)
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <RookFile: Evidently the draw is 57. f6 Ne8+ 58. Ke7 Nxf6 59. Kxf6 Kb2 and white cannot prevent the b pawn from being swapped off soon.>

In this line, I think that white wins after 59..Kb2 60 Ke5 Kh6 61 Kd4 a4 62 Kc4 axb3 63 axb3. If 59..Kd4, with the idea of getting the king to b5 to support the a-pawn advance while preventing the white king from reaching c4, then 60 Ba4 prevents the black king from reaching b5. Maybe someone with an engine can check and see if black can hold the draw here.

Apr-14-17  Olavi: 59..Kb2 60 Ke5 a4 =.
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <Olavi>--Thanks. I knew I was missing something.

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