Fischer vs Benko

Fischer vs Benko

kenytiger
kenytiger
Oct 28, 2007, 12:00 AM |
16 | Amazing Games

At the Candidates Tournament in Curacao in 1962, which resulted in a victory for Tigran Petrosian, there was no rivalry as intense as the competition between America's pretty boy Bobby Fischer and the Hungarian Grandmaster Pal Benko. In the game below, White's intentions are clear: castle in the Queen side and storm the Black King's fortress with Pawns and pieces. In this game, however, it was Benko who obtained a beautiful position and mounted a crushing attack against The White King. Then, not satisfied with a draw by perpetual check, Benko missed the powerful 26...Ba4 under time pressure. Fischer suddenly developed a counterattack, and surprisingly, he managed to turn the "lost" game into an unexpected win with a nice Queen Sacrifice.


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