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A Benko Happy Birthday to Rex Sinquefield Print E-mail
By GM Pal Benko   
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Rex at Ultimate Moves, Photo Austin Fuller

Are you recovering from Sinq Cup withdrawal? If so, we have just the remedy.

Grandmaster Pal Benko, who recently celebrated his own 87th birthday, composed a set of problems for Chess Club founder and president Rex Sinquefield’s 71st birthday on September 7, 2015. The series includes mates in three in Rex's initials, and his age.
 
Rex and his wife Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield were recognized by 2015 Sinquefield Cup Champion Levon Aronian in a heartwarming speech, who said: "In (the) history of chess, I don't know anyone that has had so much love for chess."
 
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Rex at Ultimate Moves, Photo Austin Fuller


R 1)

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Mate in 3

Show Solution


R 2)     
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Mate in 3

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S  1)
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Mate in 3

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S  2)
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Mate in 3

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7  a)
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Mate in 2

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7   b)
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Mate in 3

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1  a)
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  Mate in 2

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1 b)
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 Mate in 3

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US Chess wishes Rex Sinquefield a happy birthday!

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Jen Shahade and Rex Sinquefield



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GM Maurice Ashley explains the rules of Ultimate Moves to a star-studded crowd

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The Mayor Francis Slay, Sinq Cup Champ Levon Aronian and the Sinquefields.


 
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