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Paul Keres vs Viacheslav Ragozin
Semmering/Baden (1937), Semmering/Baden AUT, rd 9, Sep-19
Queen's Gambit Declined: Normal Defense (D35)  ·  1-0

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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-03-08
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  plang: Kere's early development of the queen knight is unusual in the Catalan. Ragozin took advantage of this with 5..Nc6 and 7..Nb4. After 8..c5 Keres felt that black had reached an easy equality. With 9..cxd 10 Nxd4..e5 black could have maintained an equal game. 9..Bc6? gave Keres a slight advantage in development and some queenside pressure. With 15..Qb6 16 Bg5 black could have limited whites advantage. 15..Nc6? would have led to the immediate loss of a pawn with 17 Qb7 but even with Keres 17 Qc4 white had a positional advantage. Ragozin's 18..a5? apparently underestimated how strong thr doubled "a" pawn would be after 22 bxa. White could have won in two ways if black had played 26..Nxb6: (1) 27 axb..Bxb6 28 Bxc5 or
(2) 27 Rxc7..Nc4 28 a4!.
Dec-01-13  Bob Loblaw: <plang> Keres has this to say about his 4th move: <If white wants to thwart his opponent's intention to transpose the game into the variation 4. Nf3 Bb,' a line exhaustively analysed by Grandmaster Ragosin and which is called after him, then 4. Bg5 would be a better method for that purpose. Transposition to the Catalan System after the knight has been developed on c3 is not to be recommended."> from Grandmaster of Chess. Volume 1 (translated by Harry Golombek).

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