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Marcos Luckis vs Paul Keres
Buenos Aires (1939), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 4, Oct-06
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Polerio Defense Yankovich Variation (C58)  ·  0-1



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  tpstar: telgopar-tpstar0 (Yahoo 5/3/04): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. ed Na5 6. d3 h6 7. Nf3 e4 8. Qe2 Nxc4 9. dxc4 Bc5 10. Nc3 0-0 11. Nd2 Bg4 12. f3?! ef 13. gf Re8 14. Nde4?! Nxe4 (14 ... Bb4 15. Bd2 Bxc3 & 16 ... Rxe4, or 15. fxg4 Rxe4 16. Be3 Nxg4, so instead 14. Nce4 induces 14 ... Nxe4) 15. Nxe4 Qh4+ 16. Kd1 Bxf3 (16 ... Bh5! 17. Kd2 Bxf3, since 17. Be3?? Rxe4) 17. Qxf3 Rxe4 18. Bd2 Rae8 19. Rf1 Qxh2!? 20. Qxf7+ Kh8 21. Bc3 Qe2+ 22. Kc1 Be3+ 23. Kb1 Bd4 24. a3 (24. Bxd4 Qe1+ mates) Bxc3 25. bxc3 Qxc4 26. Kb2 Qb5+ (26 ... Re3) 27. Ka2 Qc4+ 28. Kb2 Re3 29. Kc1 Qxc3 0-1.
Jan-22-18  Nic Olas: This seems to be an unusual line in the two knights. Never seen a game like this. Got here from the great chess24 write-up on Keres.
Jan-23-18  Retireborn: <Nic> Another interesting game in this line is

Salwe vs Marshall, 1908

Reinfeld analyzed this game in his Keres book, but I am not sure if it was him who recommended the blockading move 17.Be3 for White. After 17...e3! White's king has no refuge and he is close to lost already.

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