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Joel Benjamin vs William Hook
"By Hook or by Rook" (game of the day May-24-2021)
18th World Open (1990), Philadelphia, PA USA, rd 1
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. General (E91)  ·  1-0



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May-24-21  paavoh: Nice pin at the end.
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  OhioChessFan: Pretty good pun.
May-24-21  Brenin: The retreat 48 ... Qd7 was Black's big mistake, allowing the White Q to invade on f6, with threats to the K and the d-pawn. After 48 ... Qxg5 49 hxg5 Rd7 Black survives, though he is still under pressure (from Rf1 and Rf6, for example). Maybe 48 ... Bb5, hitting those pesky Ns, is best.
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  HeMateMe: You gotta admit, that hurts. Patient play by Benjamin. Good motifs to remember, flushing out the king and trap it with advanced pawns.
May-24-21  RandomVisitor: White had a strong advantage early, but it trickled away:

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<49/68 1:18:51 +1.71 10.Kh1 a6 11.a4> b6 12.Ne1 Ra7 13.g4 h6 14.Qd3 Nh7 15.Ng2 Kh8 16.Bd2 Ndf6 17.Qg3 Ng8 18.f3 Ne7 19.Bd3 g5 20.a5 bxa5

May-24-21  Granny O Doul: Yes, White failed to grab the bull by the horns with 10. Kh1. It's almost as if he didn't want to win.
May-25-21  tatarch: 51.Rf5 is a nice puzzle move, although Nxd6 looks just as forcing

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