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Miklos Szigeti vs Pal Benko
"Palling Around" (game of the day May-13-2004)
Budapest (1945), Budapest HUN
Semi-Slav Defense: Botvinnik System (D44)  ·  0-1



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May-13-04  Dillinger: woo hoo another one of dillinger's posted games is game of the day! I'm on fire! the position after move 30 is one for ben lau's collection. look at all that royal real estate on the back rank.

Benko says after 17. Ke7 "One might think that white should be better since he's a pawn up and black isnt able to castle...[but] black will have all the chances thanks to his queenside majority and the fact that the dark-squared bishop will prove stronger than its white counterpart."

May-13-04  Benjamin Lau: Thanks Dillinger, I take it that Pal Benko's book is one of your new favorites? I've read a lot of rave reviews about it.
May-13-04  francescog: <Dillinger> I read your presentation: I think that it was Fritz Samisch who told that he would have been happy to play only the first <n> opening moves...
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  kevin86: It was neat (and unique) how black was able to move his pieces to block the defender's of white's rook-and thus trap it!
May-13-04  Dillinger: thanks <ben> and <francesco>. I've been trying to source the quote on my profile for some time. as for the benko book, as others have said elsewhere, it's as much of a history book as a chess book and pretty good in both departments.
Oct-27-09  WhiteRook48: crazy game!
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: I have never seen an arrangement of four Rooks after 30...Rc1 quite like this one!
Dec-08-18  Saniyat24: The four Rooks on a-b-c-d are having fun...!
Dec-09-18  Saniyat24: B cause I can...! (38...Bc1)
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  Korora: May God welcome you and may you rest in peace, Mr. Benko.
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