In Memory: Pal Benko (1928-2019)

08.31.19 Legendary chess grandmaster Pal Benko has passed away at the age of 91. Benko was well know as a composer of endgames studies and problems, the creator of the Benko Gambit, and a two-time candidate for the world title. In 1969, Benko qualified for the 1970 Interzonal--a tournament to decide the challenger to the World Champion. He chose to give up his spot to Bobby Fischer which created a path for Fischer to become World Champion in 1972.



Pal Benko (July 15, 1928 - August 25, 2019) image chess.com



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