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George Kramer vs Robert Byrne
47th US Open (1946), Pittsburgh, PA USA, rd 8, Jul-19
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Classical Fianchetto (E67)  ·  0-1

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Dec-24-06
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  Phony Benoni: AN important game from the penultimate round of the Premier Reserves (second finals section) of the 1946 US Open. Coming in, Byrne was -point behind White (who was actually George Mortimer Kramer). His strategy is interesting; instead of going for complications, he is content to play quietly and trade a lot of pieces. Eventually Kramer opens himself up a bit, and 27...Qd4 both exploits the weakness of c5 and creates a new on e4.

Byrne drew in the last round, and Kramer caught him with a victory.

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1946 US Open, Pittsburgh, PA
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Premier Reserves, Round 8 (Friday, July 19): TB 201
from US Open 1946, Pittsburgh by Phony Benoni

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