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Pal Benko vs Robert James Fischer
US Championship (1958/59), New York, NY USA, rd 5, Dec-??
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Immediate Fianchetto (E60)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Mar-30-05  RookFile: Why not 27. Rxc5, e.g. 27... Nxa4
28. Ra5.

Maybe Bobby would play 27.... Rd2
or 27.... Rd1+ but I don't see this
as so bad for white.

Feb-17-06  blingice: I'm confused about the developing move 6. ♘ge2. Wouldn't a developing move like 6. ♘f3 allow more effect upon the game, rather than a shut in ♘?

Benko eventually moved it to f4, but it never really did anything other than get traded.

Feb-17-06  Ziggurat: <bling> Probably just a matter of taste. 6. Nge2 might save some time if building a big centre with e4 and f3/f4 becomes an attractive option for white. Also with the knight on e2, a potential Bg4 wouldn't be as annoying. Nf4 in conjunction with h4-h5 could be strong in some scenarios. If the c3 knight gets traded off it can be replaced with the e2 one, etc. I think small nuances like this depend on what kind of strategy the player is envisioning for the game.
Feb-17-06  RookFile: I think the point of 6. Nge2 is: Fischer had not declared whether he was treating this like a Gruenfeld ( ...d5 ) or a King's Indian ( ...d6 ). For whatever reason, Benko preferred to see the King's Indian setup from Fischer - Benko's 6. Nge2 discourages the Gruenfeld.
May-30-09  WhiteRook48: and this is a draw??
Aug-06-09  AnalyzeThis: Ziggaurat is exactly right. Put the white knight on f3, and you're begging black to pawn storm the white king, with f4 being the star move. Put the knight on e2 instead, and black doesn't even try.
Apr-13-11  Mozart72: Benko's 56.25% win probability in move 29 and Fischer's 56.25% win probability in move 29 shows the correctness of the draw.
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