Hungarian-American chess player
Pal Benko in 1964
|Full name||Pál Benkő|
|Born||July 15, 1928|
|Died||August 26, 2019(aged 91)|
|Peak rating||2530 (July 1973)|
Benko's highest achievement was qualifying and competing in the Candidates Tournament—the tournament to decide the challenger for the World Championship—in 1959 and 1962. He finished eighth in 1959 and sixth in 1962.
- McClain, Dylan Loeb (2019-08-26). "Pal Benko, Who Stepped Aside for Bobby Fischer, Dies at 91". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-08-27.