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Miroslav Filip vs Gedeon Barcza
Sofia Zonal (1957), Sofia BUL, rd 8, May-??
Benoni Defense: General (A43)  ·  0-1



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  AgentRgent: White moves, then resigns! After ...gxf5 White will be forced to watch helplessly as Black slowly consumes his pawns.
Mar-12-06  fred lennox: This opening i consider the Barcza-Larson Opening though to call it the Old Benoni isn't wrong. The BL has much in common with the Benoni and trasposition is possible. Both Openings have...d6 as an important developing idea - to fix white's d5 pawn. There is this differance. In the traditional Benoni, the Qp is recaptured by the c pawn instead of e. This causes 2 important differances. With c pawn recapture both sides have pawn majorities. With e pawn recapture, there is no majority and the e file is open. In any opening, when the e file is open, this permits exchanges of the heavy pieces. So in the B/L, the attack and counter/attack isn't so sharply based and basically seeks calmer shores.
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  wwall: Instead of 40.g3, if 40.g4, then 40...h5 41.gxh5 gxh5 42.h4 a5 43.Kc2 Kb4 44.b3 a4 45.bxa4 Kxa4 46.Kc3 Ka3 47.Kc2 Kb4 48.Kd2 Kb3 and Black wins.

Alburt and Krogius, in their book, Just the Facts, p. 54-55, say that the game continued 42...gxf5 43.h4 a5 44.b3 [44.Kc2 Kb4 wins] Ka3 45.Kc2 Ka2 46.Kc3 Kb1 47.Kd3 Kb2 48.Kd2 Kxb5, and now White resigns.

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