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Egor Chukaev vs Mikhail Tal
"Pony Benoni" (game of the day Dec-11-2021)
URS-ch sf Tbilisi (1956), Tbilisi URS, rd 19, Dec-17
King's Indian Defense: Averbakh. Benoni Defense Advance Variation (E75)  ·  0-1

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Mar-27-12  wordfunph: black's bishop x-rays a1 square, fantastic 27...Qxa3+!
Jan-14-13  Naniwazu: Amazing game!
Jan-14-13  Jim Bartle: Castling queenside looks like sticking your head in the lion's mouth. Three black pieces bearing down and few defenders.
Dec-27-14  TheBish: Really surprised this hasn't been a POTD yet for 27...? or even 14...?.
Aug-18-15  Eusebius: What a pleasure to see this Tal playing
Nov-29-17  orbisignis89: Magic Mikh
Oct-02-18  Castleinthesky: To see regaining the bishop after the sac is amazing. Go Tal!!!
Dec-11-21  Brenin: Entertaining game by the 20-year-old Tal, who came joint 3rd, behind Petrosian and Korchnoi, in this tournament. Excellent pun.
Dec-11-21
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  Honza Cervenka: 13.0-0-0?? was a suicide. 13.f3 was a viable option.
Dec-11-21
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  WannaBe: Just one H-column away from a "Phony" Benoni. 🤷‍♂️🤣😁😜
Dec-11-21
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  FSR: <Honza Cervenka: 13.0-0-0?? was a suicide. 13.f3 was a viable option.>

Doesn't 13.f3 Qxb2 win a pawn?

Dec-11-21
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  al wazir: <FSR:Doesn't 13.f3 Qxb2 win a pawn?>

13. f3 Bxb2 14. Rd1 Bf5 15. Nxf5 gxf5 16. Bh6 Rd8 17. Qg5+.

Dec-11-21  areknames: <al wazir> You probably mean 14.Rc1, as 14.Rd1 allows 14...Bc3.
Dec-11-21  areknames: <Excellent pun> Especially in view of yesterday's pun! The selector may have a sense of humour.
Dec-11-21
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  HeMateMe: UpChuk...
Dec-11-21
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  HeMateMe: What was white thinking, castling into such a dangerous position?
Dec-11-21  ndg2: White's long-side castling is like a help mate.
Dec-11-21  AlicesKnight: The knight's charge starting with 13. ...Na6 is a wonderful piece of vision - not even bothering with the forked white R. At the end of it the White position is shattered and the final Q sac tops it off.
Dec-11-21  goodevans: <FSR:Doesn't 13.f3 Qxb2 win a pawn?>

As <areknames> points out, after 13.f3 Qxb2 White must play <14.Rc1> to prevent the lethal pin. Now Black has the option of retreating <14...Bf5> immediately or exchanging Qs first.

It doesn't seem to matter which he chooses. If he retreats immediately then White will initiate the Q exchange. Either way White then exchanges <16.Nxf5> after which the pawn on f5 can't be defended so White will regain his pawn and his two Bs will be fabulously placed.

Dec-11-21
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  Honza Cervenka: <FSR><Doesn't 13.f3 Qxb2 win a pawn?>

13.f3 Qxb2 14.Rc1 is fine for white. After Bf5 (played now or after trade of Queens) white takes the Bishop with Knight and any weak Pawn of black will fall soon.

Dec-11-21
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  Honza Cervenka: Btw, 13.f3 is still theory. After 13...Qxb2 14.Rc1 Qxd2+ 15.Kxd2 Yurtaev was trying sac 15...Bxd5 in 1980s. See Opening Explorer
Dec-11-21
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  Teyss: <WannaBe: Just one H-column away from a "Phony" Benoni.> After long pondering I finally got it: all the Black Knight moves = Pony. Excellent, another meta-pun well timed after yesterday.

To follow the thread, tomorrow let's have a blitz game where a key move is a Knight on the h column. We'll let our friend PB submit the pun "Pony Express", that will top it off nicely.

Good game. I like the old days when they continued playing 2 Ps down in an inferior position.

Dec-11-21  JohnBoy: 14...Nb4 starts a cute sequence winning two pawns. The ending anticipates Sagalchik vs Nakamura, 2003
Dec-11-21  Stanco: you don't see the tide rolls in, you should know that
Dec-11-21  Stanco: Truly great pun.
13...Na6
14...Nb4
15...Nxa2+
16...Nc3+
17...Nxe4
18...Ng5
19...Nxf3
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