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Pal Benko Chessbase Article by Mihajlova,D(Part 2 of 2)

Life Gambit à la Benko-Part Two -By Diana Mihajlova

The story continues on Chessbase

(excerpt)
Benko and Polgar exchanging books
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‘…Another example of his humanity is his generous coaching and training help to the young Polgar sisters. In the early stages of their career, when their parents’ finances were scarce, Benko took the girls under his wing and offered them training – for free. 


“I trained the Polgar sisters for two Olympiads and travelled with them as their coach – in Moscow and Novi Sad.” 

He keeps cordial connections with the Polgar family until today…(more)’-See the whole article on Chessbase


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Pal Benko Chessbase Article by Mihajlova,D(Part 1 of 2)

The Life Gambit à la BenkoBy Diana Mihajlova

GM Pal Benko(r) and Diana Mihajlova(l)
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‘At 85, his playful and nonchalant manner is captivating, as it was throughout his life. A life riddled with challenges of horrific kind since his earliest years. But, his stamina, intelligence and inner resources always kept him a step ahead.(More)

GM Pal Benko
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