04 September 2008

Fischer - Benko, CT 1959

The next game in 18 Memorable Games is game no.11 in My 60 Memorable Games and no.57 in Predecessors IV. The PGN is given below, along with punctuation added by the two World Champions. Two moves worth a closer look are 6...Qb6 and 15...gxf6.

[Event "Candidates Tournament"]
[Site "Yugoslavia"]
[Date "1959.??.??"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Fischer, R."]
[Black "Benko, P."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B57"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bc4 Qb6 {GK: !?} 7.Nde2 e6 8.O-O Be7 9.Bb3 O-O 10.Kh1 Na5 11.Bg5 Qc5 {BF: !; GK: !} 12.f4 b5 13.Ng3 b4 {BF: ?} 14.e5 {BF: !; GK: !} 14...dxe5 15.Bxf6 gxf6 {GK: ?} 16.Nce4 Qd4 17.Qh5 {BF: !; GK: !} 17...Nxb3 18.Qh6 {BF: !; GK: !} 18...exf4 19.Nh5 f5 20.Rad1 {BF: !; GK: !} 20...Qe5 21.Nef6+ Bxf6 22.Nxf6+ Qxf6 23.Qxf6 Nc5 24.Qg5+ Kh8 25.Qe7 {BF: !} 25...Ba6 26.Qxc5 Bxf1 27.Rxf1 1-0

To play through the complete game see...

Robert James Fischer vs Pal Benko, Yugoslavia Cand. Tourn. 1959

...on Chessgames.com.

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