Can one only answer amen during bentching, if one is inbetween the first beracah and the second beracah and one hears someone finish the first berachah.


Yes, this is the accepted custom.


Shu”t Bztel Hachochma 4:42, see there for a lengthy explanation of the rules of hefsek in all parts of bentching for different dvarim shebkdusha.

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