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.

Answer:

Yes, this is the accepted custom.

Sources:

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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