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Gregory Simon Koshnitsky vs Ernest William Brose
City of Sydney-corr ch (1940) (correspondence), Sydney AUS
Indian Game: General (A45)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  Phony Benoni: After <17...Bh3>

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Now <Chess Rview> (January 1941, p. 5) gives <18.Rfb1> instead of our 18.Rab1. CR simply has to be right about this; there is no way the rook can be on f1 in the subsequent play. Yes, it's a complicated correspondence game, but there are just too many opportunites for Black to take the rook safely or for White to resucue it. with profit.

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  Phony Benoni: By the way, the above correction produces an interesting final position. Since White never gives away the rook on f1, he actually has two rooks for a bishop:

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But it's a draw! White's king can't go to c1 because of mate, and going to the third ran or e1 allow ...Qxg3+ and ..Qxb8, when Black's kingside pawns easily compensate for the exchange. So the White's king ust stay on d1 and d2, and can thus never escape the perpetual check on f1 and g2.

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January, p. 5 [Game 4 / 1587]
from Chess Review 1941 by Phony Benoni

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