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

edgy_rhinx

exd4 is not forced.

Black can play other moves to prevent mate.

Logical_Chess

Great Puzzle! :D

helltank
fearless2play wrote:

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


Because then White can force mate.

florissi

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

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.

Joshien

cool

cheeseman0309
Bishop takes rock!?
cheeseman0309
Sorry it's rook not rock.
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.)

Sutirtha11
mmsh wrote:

 lph

why not 4.Qxh7# ?!

realy why?


brightbart
gutartas wrote:

 


rbk1

not an easy one..

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.

TheCabal
Hmm didn't get that too well!
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.

deepak64

Very high standard puzzle.

robinkae

yeeees

chessblood

 

1.B4d  4d

2.e5 c3

3. Qh7#

Any flaws?  

Djazbin

Another big blow by Fischer... so good.

novelman

I'm feeling foolish here because I haven't been able to see why 2. Rf6 is necessary. Why not the immediate 2.e5?