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Paul Keres vs Georgy Borisenko
USSR Championship (1950), Moscow URS, rd 10, Nov-27
English Opening: King's English Variation. General (A20)  ·  1-0



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May-31-15  zydeco: The game plays like a forced variation from 11.Nd5 all the way through to about move 26. Wonder how far the players calculated: black actually emerges with a slight material advantage, but the knight is cut off on a1 and then c2 while white's bishops control the board.

In hindsight, maybe black is better off sacrificing a pawn with 11....0-0 12.Bxh6 Bxh6 13.Nxe5 when he has the two bishops as compensation. 20....Kxf7 immediately may save a tempo on the game continuation.

Jan-20-18  Grandma Sturleigh: 20...Kf7 runs into 21. Bg5 Rac8 22. Be4 and the knight is in serious trouble.

27...Re1+ would have been a better defence. White's bishops are less dangerous without the cooperation of his rook.

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