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Weaver Warren Adams vs William N Kendall
41st US Open. Prelim 1 (1940), Dallas, TX USA, rd 8, Aug-23
Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid. Spielmann Attack (C26)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  Phony Benoni: After <42...g1Q>

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Both sides have just promoted. White, on the move, has the chance to force the trade of queens with <43.Qe4+ Kf2 44.Qd4+>. He would be a pawn down, but with his king the closer to the remaining pawns..

Adams went for it. He was strong enough to visualize the eventual position after <51.a4>:

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which may have seemed a win for White. After all, Black cannot save his pawn, capture White's pawn, or box the White king in.

However, since Reti started getting creative, everybody knows that if you can't do any of two or three things separately, you can still succeed by doing all of them simultaneously. Kendall's <51...Kc3> was enough to convince Adams that the position was drawn. The main line would be 52.a5 Kd4! 53.a6 Ke5!! 54.Kb7 Kd6 55.Kxa7 Kc7, with a book draw.

A little more creative would be 52.a5 Kd4! 53.Kb7 Kc5 54.Kxa6 Kc6!:

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Prelim 1, Round 8 (Friday, August 23): CR 1940:147
from US Open 1940, Dallas by Phony Benoni

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