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|Aug-27-19|| ||Diademas: Sad indeed. RIP Pal Benko.|
|Aug-27-19|| ||gezafan: Benko wrote an excellent endgame column for the US chess magazine Chess Life. He also did a revision of Reuben Fine's Basic Chess Endings.|
RIP Pal Benko
|Aug-27-19|| ||alexmagnus: At death Benko was the second oldest living chess grandmaster and second oldest living Candidate.|
The new top 3 for grandmasters is Averbakh, Matanovic, Krogius.
The new top 3 for Candidates is Averbakh, Ivkov, Olafsson.
|Aug-27-19|| ||whiteshark: It's always sad to post this, especially here: May he rest in peace!|
|Aug-27-19|| ||HeMateMe: If Benko doesn't let Bob have his place in the '71 Candidates, Fischer never becomes world champion.|
Botvinnik, on Benko's magnus opus Endgame book: "GM Benko has completed a remarkable achievement."
Benko v. Botvinnik <Benko vs Botvinnik, 1968>
|Aug-27-19|| ||Eastfrisian: Rest in peace, Master Benkö.|
|Aug-27-19|| ||Honza Cervenka: RIP, maestro.|
|Aug-27-19|| ||SaitamaSeason2: here is one of the news about his death https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ny.... Very sad to hear about his death. RIP Pal Benko. A true gentleman.|
|Aug-27-19|| ||diceman: The first GM I ever met.
RIP GM Pal Benko.
|Aug-27-19|| ||Justin Flint: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/26/...|
|Aug-27-19|| ||Parachessus: Very sad news, we lose yet another of the few remaining chess greats of the so-called "Silent Generation" (born 1925-1945). He's moved beyond life's endgame but is now one of Caissa's immortals.|
|Aug-27-19|| ||0ZeR0: Rest in peace to the great Pal Benko|
|Aug-27-19|| ||saffuna: The Lord: "Angels! Why aren't you playing your heavenly harps?"|
Angels: "As soon as we solve this heavenly endgame puzzle!"
|Aug-27-19|| ||carpetshark: Sit tibi terra levis, maestro! RIP, condolences from Hungary!|
|Aug-27-19|| ||Joshka: Bobby was always enamored with Benko. He looked up to him, liked his style...the way he handled women, his fashion for clothes, all around tough guy...he just had a tremendous respect for the man. Benko I'm sure always let Bobby know when he was out of line that's for sure.|
|Aug-28-19|| ||parisattack: Rest well, Benko Pal! Your games and especially your compositions will continue to bring joy and instruction to many.|
|Aug-28-19|| ||morfishine: Benko was a great chess player who loved the game, who loved his chosen profession, who loved everything about chess and life|
What more could one want or aspire to do?
|Aug-28-19|| ||MissScarlett: <the way he handled women> Benko always portrayed himself as a player - I always took it with a pinch of salt.|
|Aug-28-19|| ||ewan14: Never mind his endgame compositions he popularised the dreaded ( for me at least ) Benko Gambit. RIP|
|Aug-28-19|| ||paulalbert: Sadly few of the GMs remain from Pal Benko's chess era. I had the privilege of meeting many of them. Pal Benko I had the opportunity to meet several times at NY area tournaments, but particularly at Danny Kopec's summer chess camp where he was the GM instructor at the Lawrenceville School in NJ in 2002. I liked Pal Benko's endgame columns and was fascinated by his expertise on endgame studies. I have his highly instructive, self published endgame book. May he rest in peace.|
|Aug-29-19|| ||Chessmusings: Benko’s Greatest Sacrifice: https://chessmusings.wordpress.com/...|
|Sep-06-19|| ||mckmac: <"The End of the Golden Era of Chess"|
The recent passing of Pal Benko and Shelby Lyman draws the curtain on an American period that produced some of the game’s most sparkling play.>
|Sep-06-19|| ||Granny O Doul: I'll admit I'm always chuffed when chess makes the "culture" section of anything. The late William Lombardy though lamented the long-ago migration of the New York Times chess column (RIP) from "sports" to "arts & leisure", which he thought made the game seem esoteric and artsy-fartsy.|
|Sep-21-19|| ||wwall: I updated Benko's bio at http://www.billwallchess.com/articl...|
I tried to add as much information as I can without taking away anything from Benko & Silman's book on Benko and his life. Very good book.
|Oct-26-19|| ||Caissanist: Jeremy Silman wrote a two-part obituary of Benko for chess.com that includes many games annotated by Benko: https://www.chess.com/article/view/...
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