Monday, February 18, 2008

GM Joel Benjamin

I remember GM Joel Benjamin. He was here in '99 to play in a couple of events (winning the Saintly Cup) and also gave a lecture on the IBM v Kasparov match. He won't remember yours truly, but at least he's quoting the blog.

QVB Festival (GM Joel Benjamin Simul)
Benjamin, GM Joel
Rosario, Amiel

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. Be3 Ne8 9. h3 Kh8 10. Qd2 f5 11. Bg5 Bf6 12. Bxf6+ Qxf6 13. dxe5 dxe5 14. c5 f4 15. Nd5 Qd8 16. Qc3 Nf6 17. Nxe5 Kg8 18. Nxc6 bxc6 19. Nxf4 Nd5 20. Nxd5 cxd5 21. exd5 a5 22. Rad1 Ba6 23. Bxa6 Rxa6 24. d6 Ra8 25. d7 c6 26. Rd6 Qc7 27. Qc4+ Kh8 28. Re1 1-0

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I remeber the Saintly Cup - I spent a lot of time moving furniture and setting up chess pieces (with help from Fred F - but no-one else). I had not met TCG at that time.
Good event - absolutely the best place for a venue. But I do remember it cost me lot to park under the building. Well organised & run by Jason.
These days I enjoy Joel's commentary on ICC (parking is free).