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Pal Benko vs Miguel Najdorf
First Piatigorsky Cup (1963), Los Angeles, CA USA, rd 7, Jul-14
Benoni Defense: Hromadka System (A57)  ·  1-0



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Mar-02-04  Egghead: 26. ... Kf7 27.Qxg7+ Ke8 28.Qxf8! Kxf8 29.Rh8+ Kf7 30.Rxd8 Rd7 31. Rc8! and Black has no moves. Serves Najdorf right for trying a Benoni against Benko. :)
Apr-24-07  Chicago Chess Man: Najdorf looked like a patzer in this game. His moves screamed, 'Pile up on the H-file and mate me!"
Apr-24-07  nummerzwei: 7...e5 looks a bit artifical.If black is looking for counterplay in the center, he shouldn´t unnecessary close it up. My impression was that around move 15 black thought that he had the initiative on the kingside, but was proven to be wrong later.13...Bg4 also doesn´t look too promising, because it moves the bishop only to exchange it on his next move. Why not be consistent with 13...f5, for example 14.Qc2 b5!? ?
Jul-22-07  engmaster: The key issue here is that Black has an advanced outpost on f4 after 14) ..., Bxf3

However he has given white an outpost on f5 in the vicinity of the black king and white has the option to castle queenside.

The games shows how to eliminate an enemy outpost (No target to attack) whilst occupying your own outpost (White move 22)

White has to be careful to not capture the Kt on f4 as this would activate the black bishop after the black pawn capture e5xf4

Feb-09-19  RookFile: I think when black played ...e5 it became a king's indian.
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  kingscrusher: Instructive Outpost Game Example #2 in Stean's simple chess

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