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Paul Keres vs Andre Lilienthal
USSR Absolute Championship (1941), Leningrad- Moscow URS, rd 19, Apr-27
King's Gambit: Falkbeer Countergambit. Staunton Line (C31)  ·  1-0



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  patzer2: In the final position, Black resigns in lieu of 19...cxd6

[19... Nxg5 20. Bxg5 Qxg5 21. d7 ;

19... Nxc3 20. Qd3 ;

19... Be6 20. Bxe6 fxe6 21. Qg4 ;

19... b6 20. Rxf7 Rxf7 21. Qd5 ]

20. ♕d5 ♘xg5 (20... Nxc3 21. Qc4 Bh3 22. Qxc3 Bxf1 23. Rxf1 Qe8 24. Bd4 dxe5 25. Bxe5 )

21. ♗xg5 ♕xg5 22. ♖xf7 1-0

Aug-22-09  alexrawlings: nice analysis <patzer2>.
Oct-03-09  offramp: I am not certain <patzer2>'s analysis is right. After 19...cxd6 white would immediately play 20.Rxf7 with a crushing attack.
Oct-03-09  whiteshark: <offramp: 20.Rxf7 with a crushing attack.> Could you show us the line?
Oct-03-09  whiteshark: <20.Rxf7!!> looks like a weekend puzzle:

Just for the galery: <20...Rxf7 21.Bxf7+ Kxf7 22.Qxd5+>

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- <22...Be6 23.Rf1+ Nf6 24.Qxb7+ Qd7 25.Qxa8 dxe5 26.Qa7! >

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- <22...Kg6 23.Rf1 Nxg5 24.Qd3+! Kh5 25.Rg1 Bg4 26.h3 >

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Oct-03-09  offramp: <whiteshark> Superb stuff! Well done. I had not seen all of that - but I don't suppose Lilienthal did either!
Jan-29-19  whiteshark:

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Black to move

1) +1.63 (33 ply) 19...Bd7 20.Rxf7 Rxf7 21.Bxf7+ Kxf7 22.Qd5+ Kg6 23.Qxe4+ Bf5 24.Qf3 Qe8 25.dxc7 Qxe5 26.Rb1 Qe4 27.Rb6+ Kf7 28.Kg2 Rc8 29.Rxb7 g6 30.Bd4 Ke7 31.Ra7 Kd7 32.Rxa5 Rxc7 33.Rd5+ Kc6 34.Rc5+ Kd7 35.Rb5 Rc4 36.a5 Ra4 37.Rd5+ Kc6 38.Re5 Qxf3+ 39.Kxf3 Bxc2 40.h4 Ra3 41.Re7 Rxa5 42.Rxh7 Bf5

2) +2.66 (33 ply) 19...cxd6 20.Qd5 Nxc3 21.Qc4 Bh3 22.Qxc3 Bxf1 23.Rxf1 Qe8 24.Bf4 dxe5 25.Bxe5 Rc8 26.Qd4 Rd8 27.Qf4 Qc6+ 28.Kg1 Qc5+ 29.Kg2 Rd7 30.h4 b5 31.axb5 Qxb5 32.Bc4 Qb4 33.Kh3 Qd2 34.Qf5 a4 35.Bd3 Rxd3+ 36.cxd3 a3 37.Bd4 Qc2 38.Qd5 Qxd3+ 39.Rf3 Qg6 40.Rxa3

3) +3.25 (32 ply) 19...Be6 20.Bxe6 fxe6 21.Qg4 Nxd6 22.Rxf8+ Qxf8 23.exd6 Qxd6 24.Rf1 Qc6+ 25.Kg1 Rf8 26.Rxf8+ Kxf8 27.Bd4 b5 28.axb5 Qxb5 29.Qxe6 Qxg5+ 30.Kf2 Qe7 31.Qc8+ Kf7 32.Qf5+ Ke8 33.Qxh7 a4 34.Qg8+ Kd7 35.Qd5+ Qd6 36.Qb5+ c6 37.Qxa4 Qxh2+ 38.Kf3 Qh3+ 39.Ke2 Qg2+ 40.Ke1 g5 41.Qa7+ Ke6 42.Qc7 Qxc2 43.Qxc6+ Kf5 44.Qd5+ Kg4 45.Qe6+ Kg3

15.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

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