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Old July 14th 03, 06:05 PM
Joshua B. Lilly
 
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Default Potter, John Russell - GM Benjamin, Joel

I have pasted the game below, PGN-compatible.
GM Benjamin played the so-called Two Knights Tango here. I`m curious as to
what some strong players think of this. Of course, I can easily run Fritz 8
on it, but I don`t always trust its assessments of opening positions. It
does, however, claim that White is winning after 17.Qxc5. GM Benjamin said
himself during the postmortem that he thought his pawn sacrifice was
unnecessary and dubious.
Would anyone care to look at this game?



Potter,J (2299) - Benjamin,J (2583) [A50]
World Open: 5-Day Philadelphia, PA (1), 02.07.2003

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 Nc6 3.d5 Ne5 4.e4 e6 5.f4 Ng6 6.e5 Ne4 7.Qf3 Bb4+ 8.Kd1 f5
9.Bd3 0-0 10.Bxe4 fxe4 11.Qxe4 d6 12.Nf3 Ba5 13.Nc3 dxe5 14.fxe5 exd5
15.cxd5 Bf5 16.Qd4 c5 17.Qxc5 Rc8 18.Qd4 Bxc3 19.bxc3 Qa5 20.Bd2 Qb5 21.d6
Rc4 22.Qxa7 Nxe5 23.Nxe5 Qxe5 24.Qa3 Qd5 25.Re1 Rfc8 26.Kc1 h6 27.Re7 Qd3
28.Qb3 Kh7 29.Rc7 R8xc7 30.dxc7 Rxc7 31.a4 Bg6 32.Ra2 Rf7 33.Rc2 Rf1+ 34.Kb2
Rf2 35.Kc1 Rxg2 36.h4 Rh2 37.a5 h5 38.Qa4 Rxd2 39.Kb2 Rxc2+ 40.Qxc2 Qxc2+
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Old July 14th 03, 07:19 PM
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Default Potter, John Russell - GM Benjamin, Joel

Haven't looked at this game, but the Black Knights Tango is a
pretty playable defense. Black's biggest problems come after 1.d4
Nf6 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nf3 e6 4.a3 (as played by Kasparov vs. Yermolinsky
once); black either plays ... d5, with a QGD where the Nc6 looks
funny, or .. d6, with an Old Indian or King's Indian where his
pawn gets to e5 in two moves instead of one. (Maybe white's extra
move of a3 isn't that useful.)


"Joshua B. Lilly" wrote:

I have pasted the game below, PGN-compatible.
GM Benjamin played the so-called Two Knights Tango here. I`m curious as to
what some strong players think of this. Of course, I can easily run Fritz 8
on it, but I don`t always trust its assessments of opening positions. It
does, however, claim that White is winning after 17.Qxc5. GM Benjamin said
himself during the postmortem that he thought his pawn sacrifice was
unnecessary and dubious.
Would anyone care to look at this game?

Potter,J (2299) - Benjamin,J (2583) [A50]
World Open: 5-Day Philadelphia, PA (1), 02.07.2003

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 Nc6 3.d5 Ne5 4.e4 e6 5.f4 Ng6 6.e5 Ne4 7.Qf3 Bb4+ 8.Kd1 f5
9.Bd3 0-0 10.Bxe4 fxe4 11.Qxe4 d6 12.Nf3 Ba5 13.Nc3 dxe5 14.fxe5 exd5
15.cxd5 Bf5 16.Qd4 c5 17.Qxc5 Rc8 18.Qd4 Bxc3 19.bxc3 Qa5 20.Bd2 Qb5 21.d6
Rc4 22.Qxa7 Nxe5 23.Nxe5 Qxe5 24.Qa3 Qd5 25.Re1 Rfc8 26.Kc1 h6 27.Re7 Qd3
28.Qb3 Kh7 29.Rc7 R8xc7 30.dxc7 Rxc7 31.a4 Bg6 32.Ra2 Rf7 33.Rc2 Rf1+ 34.Kb2
Rf2 35.Kc1 Rxg2 36.h4 Rh2 37.a5 h5 38.Qa4 Rxd2 39.Kb2 Rxc2+ 40.Qxc2 Qxc2+
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