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Paul Keres vs Alfred Tarnowski
Helsinki Olympiad qual-3 (1952), Helsinki FIN, rd 3, Aug-12
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Worrall Attack Delayed castling line (C86)  ·  1-0



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Dec-23-05  ughaibu: TheSlid: Sounds like the game's not as instructive as it's cracked up to be.
Dec-23-05  simsan: I have a question to those of you who have the high-end digital chess engines.

Are they any good at discovering pertpetual checks (for the player that seems to be loosing) thus evaluating those lines to 0.0?

Dec-23-05  TheSlid: You could be right <ughaibu>. I've been Bored with Excitement for years now.
Dec-23-05  ughaibu: Excitement, yeah, I remember that.
Dec-23-05  TheSlid: Excitement is best avoided - it usually leads to trouble.
Dec-23-05  ughaibu: "Better the boredom you know" and all that. . . .
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  LIFE Master AJ: I saw both Ne7 and Re7 almost right away ... I eventually went for Re7 ... but it turned out to be wrong.

The Knight maneuver of Ne7+, Nc6, Nd8 wins of course, but after spending nearly 5 minutes on Re7, I thought that it - for sure - was the answer.

Dec-23-05  yoozum: Even I got this one ;-)
Dec-23-05  TTLump: <simsan> yes, they are very good at that type of situation. The strength of the chess engines is that they can evaluate millions of positions to depths that are not possible by a human and they almost ALWAYS pick the best move and if the only alternative to draw by perpetual check is to lose, then they will always pick the draw.
Dec-23-05  TTLump: this game is so rich and full with winnning variations for white, that it becomes almost pointless to say which is the best move, they are all good. Personally, I like Patzer2's solution the best, even though it gets the 'lowest' score with the chess engines, because it is easy to calculate and leads very quickly to a position that while white does not have a huge material advantage, he has an advanced passed pawn that can't be stopped with giving up a piece.

36. Re7 Bxe7
37. Qxe6+ Kf8
38. Nxe7 Qxe7
39. Qxg6 h4
40. Kg2 Qd7
41. a5 Qc7
42. Kh3 Qe7
43. Kxh4 Qd7
44. Qf5+ Qxf5
45. exf5

Dec-23-05  Tariqov: <aginis>How about 36Re7Bxe7 37Qxe6+Kf8 38Nh6Kg7! 39Ke2!?Qf8 40Nf5+ef 41gfQf7 42Qh6+Kg8 something like this with a extra tempo (39Ke2).if this doesn't work you win:)
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  kevin86: Ne7+ a nice interference check followed by a discovered check then a pressure move on the pin--all of which gain the exchange and places the queen into a lethal attacking stance.
Dec-24-05  aginis: <tariqov> <36.Re7 Bxe7 37.Qxe6+ Kf8 38.Nh6 Kg7! 39.Ke2!? Qf8 40.Nf5+! gf 41.ef Qf7 42.Qh6+ Kg8>

A.43.g6? Qxc5+ 44.Kd1 Nf6 and white's attack is stalled (g7 Nh7; or Bg5 Qf1+ Kc2 Qg2 Bd2 Qxf3 )

B.43.f6? Nxf6 Bxf6 : black is up a pawn, the c4 pawn is hanging and the white queen is stuck in the corner.

C. any other move is met with Qxf5

Dec-24-05  Tariqov: <aginis>how instead of ke2 but the extra tempo with Kg2 or Kf2:)
Dec-25-05  aginis: Kg2 allows 43.g6 Qg7 pinning the pawn

Kf2 requires a completely different approach.(which can be used for the others as well.)

36.Re7 Bxe7 37.Qxe6+ Kf8 38.Nh6 Kg7! 39.Kf2!? Qf8 40.Nf5+! gf 41.ef <Qd8>

A.42.Qh6+ Kg8 43.g6 Nf6

B.42.Qh6 Kg8 43.Qg6 Kh8 44.Qxh5 Bxg5 45.Bxg5 Qxg5 46.Qe8+ =

Dec-25-05  Tariqov: <aginis>ok, i guess you're tired analysing and me just suggesting:).i shall raise the flag simple Nxe7 is better then Nh6.
Dec-25-05  aginis: quite the opposite i enjoy it.
but perhaps we should move on to fresh material.
Jul-03-06  notyetagm: < TheSlid: ... The annotation style of Chernev's is very patzer-freindly, unlike todays "style" of printing out line after line of fritz-speak.>

Fritz-speak LOL. This term will soon be replaced with <Rybka-speak>.

Dec-30-06  notyetagm: 24 h4, 25 g4 is very instructive play by Keres. The center is closed so Keres plays on a wing (kingside) with pawn thrusts.
Nov-18-07  MissesManyMoves: Walter Tevis--through his protagonist of course--gushes over this game (and 35.Rb7 in particular) in his fantastic 1983 chess novel The Queen's Gambit. (p51)
Apr-15-11  parisattack: Playing over Hort-Keres brought me here. No one mastered both sides of the Ruy Lopez quite like Keres.

This is indeed a Board with Excitement. Chernev's annotations while not particularly deep do really put you square with the action. After four decades since I first saw it, still one of my favorite games.

Apr-15-11  sevenseaman: 36. Ne7 and 38. Nd8 are two brilliant moves. Keres was good enough to be WC, I think.
Jul-16-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: Keres Best Games
Jul-16-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played
Jan-28-12  notyetagm: Game Collection: OVERLOADED: TTTCIE: QxR / ... QxR

Keres vs A Tarnowski, 1952 38 Nc6-d8! Black e8-queen protects e6-rook from White d5-queen

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