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Pal C Benko vs Geza Fuster
Portoroz Interzonal (1958), Portoroz SLO, rd 1, Aug-05
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation (B91)  ·  1-0



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  chancho: 25...hxg6 was fatal for Fuster.
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  RookFile: 26. Bb6 is a neat little move. Just like that, the game is over.
Aug-05-16  zydeco: These two had a painful history, as detailed in Benko's autobiography. They tried to defect together. Fuster succeeded while Benko spent the next two years in a Hungarian prison. This game must have been sweet revenge for him.
May-21-18  Howard: Didn't know that Benko actually did time in prison !
Nov-30-20  fenixmil: i am learning...but i don't understand why the last movement was: 26.Bb61-0

the king is not in: check or checkmate, you can continue playing withouth queen

Nov-30-20  phantasmagorium: <fenixmil> at GM level, I guess it is too rare for a player to not win with the kind of material advantage white is about to get: threat of Qh6 mate forced black to let the Queen exchanged for a minor piece.

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