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3/3/2012 - Fischer - Benko, New York 1963


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #61

    mvallejo70

    interesting

     

    nice puzzle

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #62

    hope_1985

    nice..

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #63

    tkeesee654

    not bad...

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #64

    edgy_rhinx

    exd4 is not forced.

    Black can play other moves to prevent mate.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #65

    Logical_Chess

    Great Puzzle! :D

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #66

    helltank

    fearless2play wrote:

    WHY does the bishop not take the rook?  Perhaps I am thick!


    Because then White can force mate.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #67

    florissi

    Yeah, don't see why really. 4.Qxh7# and it's over. But the Rf6 was brilliant, I would never have guessed.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #68

    Chessvideoclub_com

    florissi wrote:

    Yeah, don't see why really. 4.Qxh7# and it's over. But the Rf6 was brilliant, I would never have guessed.


    If you try to mate, you will see that Black has the f7-f5 move. Then you have to find a way to stop this move and the only way is, to block this pawn. Step by step you'll find moves like Rf6.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #69

    Joshien

    cool

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #70

    cheeseman0309

    Bishop takes rock!?
  • 2 years ago · Quote · #71

    cheeseman0309

    Sorry it's rook not rock.
  • 2 years ago · Quote · #72

    RenataCFC

    Ooh that second move was a doozy.

    It was hard for me to calculate what black's defensive resources against the pawn advance actually were, but it makes perfect sense now I see it.

    Was black forced to re-capture on the first move?

    (Edit: ok I see that it wasn't.  Since that's the only reason why I didn't play it (assuming black would try to prevent the pawn from moving), I'm happy. :D 

    What a neat series of threats, though.)

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #73

    Sutirtha11

    mmsh wrote:

     lph

    why not 4.Qxh7# ?!

    realy why?


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #74

    brightbart

    gutartas wrote:

     


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #75

    rbk1

    not an easy one..

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #76

    brightbart

    why not p to F6 when white bishop took knight. This would have exposed the white queen and white would have either had to take the black queen or lose the white bishop.

    White would have the advantage but it would not have led to a quick mate.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #77

    TheCabal

    Hmm didn't get that too well!
  • 2 years ago · Quote · #78

    Gepy

    Benkő Pál qualified for the 1970 Interzonal tournament, the leaders of which advance to the Candidates. However, he gave up his spot in the Interzonal to Fischer, who went on to win the World Championship in 1972.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #79

    deepak64

    Very high standard puzzle.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #80

    robinkae

    yeeees


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