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Milan Vukic vs Pal Benko
"An Overlooked Pal" (game of the day May-07-2017)
Sarajevo It (1967), BIH, rd 1
Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fianchetto Variation (A58)  ·  0-1

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May-10-04  Dillinger: Annotated at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy...
May-14-04  Lawrence: And also annotated at Jon Edwards's http://www.queensac.com/chessblog/b...
May-14-04  Lawrence: When asked what he thought about 27.a4 Junior replied "I am not amused." White's moves 33 and 34 were no cause for mirth either.
May-07-17
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  morfishine: Ugly game by White

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May-07-17
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  offramp: <morfishine: Ugly game by White.>

Yes. Black gets quite an attack in the Benko but as comp White often gets passed a+b pawns. That's what he gets here, but he gives them away in consecutive moves.

May-07-17  Eusebius: Very nice how Benko keeps the pressure on. Black's bishop on g7 was nasty for white.
May-07-17
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  offramp: Yesterday, Kmoch vs Alekhine, 1926, we saw Kmoch playing a Dutch Kmoch. Today Benko plays a Benko.
May-07-17  ChessHigherCat: Tomorrow, we're not likely to see Vukic playing a Vukic. That's discrimination for you! I was expecting 26..Bxd4 but the game line cxd4 was much better because it created the mighty passed pawn. I wonder who taught Benko to play the Benko so well?
May-07-17  RandomVisitor: After 19...Qd7 white is doing well but needs to generate some threats in order to maintain the tension. Perhaps it is time for 20.a4.


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<+0.68/35 20.a4> Qh3 21.Kh1 Qd7 22.Rfe1 e6 23.dxe6 Nxe6 24.Kg1 Rc8 25.Nd5 Nxd5 26.exd5 Nc7 27.Qd3 Rcb8 28.Rbd1 Na6 29.Kg2 Nb4 30.Qe4 Rb6 31.Re2 Rf8 32.h3 Kh7 33.Re3 Qb7 34.Be1 Qa8 35.Qc4 Rbb8 36.Re7 Bf6 37.Rd7 Rb6 38.Bc3 Bxc3 39.Qxc3 Nxd5 40.Qc4 Qc6

May-07-17
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  morfishine: <offramp> I've complained that that too often <CG> highlights Benko losses; but he won many brilliant games against very tough competition. So here, we get a Benko victory, but alas, its primarily due to the opponent's howler(s), one after the other :(

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May-07-17  Muttley101: <ChessHigherCat: Tomorrow, we're not likely to see Vukic playing a Vukic. That's discrimination for you! I was expecting 26..Bxd4 but the game line cxd4 was much better because it created the mighty passed pawn. I wonder who taught Benko to play the Benko so well?>

Bronstein.

May-08-17  protonchess: @RandomVisitor: The fact that the engine plays 20. .. Qh3 and then 21. .. Qd7 should tell you all you need about the depth of meaning of this "analysis".

It is so sad that brute force completely eliminated other approaches to chess programming. Where is Google when we need them?

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