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Albert Becker vs Ernst Gruenfeld
Grünfeld - Becker (1922), Vienna AUT, rd 2, Mar-16
Benoni Defense: Czech Benoni Defense (A56)  ·  1-0



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Nov-29-14  Karpova: This game was played in the German Chess Club Vienna. Albert Becker annotated it (I just give some excerpts).


11.f4: If this ♙ is taken, the weakness of e6 becomes obvious.

On 11...Nd7, Becker notes that <11...Nf6> would be losing. He gives <12.Nxc5! dxc5> etc., but 12...Qb6 looks strong. However, on <11...Nf6>, 12.Ng5 looks strong.


I wonder if 23.Bxg6 was maybe slightly stronger, but White is still winning after 23.Ne6.

Black was forced to trade ♕s, else White would have had a mating attack.

Becker notes that the Opening had been agreed upon prior to the game, and that Black hadn't made a mistake apart from the unfavorable opening.

Source: 'Österreichische Schachrundschau', August 1922, issue 6/7, p. 51

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Game 2, 16 March 1922
from Gruenfeld - Becker, Vienna, 1922 by Karpova

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