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Paul Keres vs Salomon Flohr
AVRO (1938), The Netherlands, rd 10, Nov-20
Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack (B10)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  nasmichael: Experts, Masters, IMs, lend me your ears.

Tell me how you would (in English) explain to an intermediate player "why this is a draw". Tell that player 5-6 things about what brought us to this position at move 30, and how it might continue if this position were reached today.

Jul-06-07  sanyas: Well Black has a little advantage, but it doesn't seem enough to win. His bishop is better than the knight, and the e-pawn is weak, but White has the queenside pawn majority and Black's kingside majority is crippled. Black controls the center better but White can play Nd4 and it's really hard to make progress. What is the plan for either side? I can't even see a continuation, and that is possibly why GMs would simply abandon this kind of position as a draw. But I could be completely wrong :)

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