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Boris Spassky vs Pal C Benko
Palma de Mallorca (1968), Palma ESP, rd 7, Dec-01
Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation (B25)  ·  1-0



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Sep-09-07  Maynard5: This game is a nice positional win by Spassky. After 12. ... Nd4, Black is saddled with doubled pawns on the d-file. With the powerful 19. Bb4, White draws a bead against the weak pawn on d6, but more importantly pins the pawn, so that after 21. fxe5, Black cannot reply 21. ... dxe5. Since Black has to recapture with the bishop, he now has to contend with an isolated pawn on f5. Within a few moves, it becomes apparent that Benko cannot hold all the weak pawns.
Apr-09-09  croms328: I found the position after 53.Kg5 in Karsten Müller's endgame column about the underestimated knight ( 53...,Nd4 54.Kxg4,Kf6 55.Kh6,Ne6 would have been a draw! The white king is confined to the h-file and therefore white can't profitably advance his pawns. Amazing!
Jul-02-09  Knight13: 26...Qc5 maybe.
Jun-02-10  shenky1: 16....f5 is a little weird move... well it's not...but why didn't Benko capture the pawn with Bishop? 17...Bxf5 or 17...Rxf5
Jun-02-10  shenky1: 24...Da4 hmmm 24...Nf6 25. Nxd4 Nh5

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