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Paul Keres vs Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander
Stockholm Olympiad (1937), Stockholm SWE, rd 5, Aug-03
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Neo Catalan Declined (A14)  ·  1-0



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Aug-13-02  bishop: If Black decides to snatch the d-pawn pawn by 21...dxc4 22.Nxc4 Qxd4 there is a fantastic variation possible 23.Nd6 Re7 24.Rg1 Kh8(or Kf8)25.Nxf5 exf5 26.Qg8+!! Kxg8 27.Bd5+ Kh8(or Kf8)28Rg8 mate!
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  Sneaky: Wow!
May-02-12  MarkFinan: Anyone notice 24.Bxd5 ??

I can't see far enough to see if there's a forced mate, providing Black takes the Bishop sac, but It certainly causes big, big problems..

May-02-12  uscfratingmybyear: <MarkFinian>24.Bxd5 exd5 25.Qxd5 Kh8 and with Black having Bc6 coming White looks toasted to me.
May-02-12  MarkFinan: <uscfmyratingmybyear> After kh8 (I'm posting from a bad memory, so i could be wrong?) white has Rxg7 ..kxg7 and Rag1+...
May-02-12  uscfratingmybyear: Mark, I glanced at the White Rxg7 but black can ignore it and pin the Queen with Bc6.
May-02-12  MarkFinan: <uscfratingmybyear> Too true mate :), But in that position white could actually play for a draw by just checking Blacks king with Rxh7+ ..kg8 Rg7+ etc..

But you are right, and white won, so I was wrong and not for the first or last time lol...

It still looked good to me though (Bxd5), and the engine that judges on GTM gave me 3 points for trying that move, so maybe <chessgames> needs to work on that??

May-02-12  RookFile: Keres surely gave serious consideration to the Bxd5 idea.
May-02-12  MarkFinan: <Rookfile> I know I certainly did, but Keres must have seen something I didn't.... As ridiculous as that may sound lol :)

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