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Svetozar Gligoric vs Paul Keres
Zuerich Candidates (1953), Zuerich SUI, rd 28, Oct-20
Nimzo-Indian Defense: St. Petersburg Variation (E43)  ·  0-1



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  Honza Cervenka: 49...Rh1+! could have been even prettier and more effective finish. But Keres played this game excellently.
Jan-31-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 22 dpa done

1. = (-0.23): 12.Bg5 Bxc4 13.Nf4 Qc6 14.Bxf6 gxf6 15.Rb1 Rg8 16.Kh1 0-0-0 17.Rb4 Kb8 18.Bxc4 Nxc4 19.Qd3 Na5 20.Rfb1 Ka8 21.Nh5 Rg6 22.Nf4 Rh6 23.d5 Qd7 24.g3 e5

2. = (-0.24): 12.e5 dxe5 13.dxe5 Ng8 14.Qc2 Bxc4 15.Bxc4 Nxc4 16.Bg5 Qd5 17.Rad1 Qc5+ 18.Nd4 Ne7 19.Bxe7 Kxe7 20.Qe4 Rad8 21.Rfe1 Kf8 22.Kh1 Rd5 23.a4 Nb2 24.Rb1 Nxa4 25.Qf4 Kg8 26.Nxe6 fxe6 27.Qxa4 b5 28.Qa6 Kf7 29.Rb4 Qxc3 30.Rf4+ Ke7

3. = / + (-0.39): 12.c5 Bxd3 13.Qxd3 dxc5 14.Bg5 Ng8 15.Qc2 c4 16.Rad1 Ne7 17.Bxe7 Qxe7 18.Qa4+ Qd7 19.Qb4 0-0-0 20.d5 Kb7 21.Rb1 Nb3 22.Rfd1 exd5 23.exd5 Qd6 24.Qxc4 Qc5+ 25.Qxc5 Nxc5 26.c4 Rhe8 27.Kf2 Re5 28.Nd4 Rde8 29.Nc6

4. = / + (-0.39): 12.Rb1 Bxc4 13.Bg5 Nh5 14.Bh4 b5 15.f4 g6 16.d5 0-0 17.f5 e5 18.Bg5 Bxd3 19.Qxd3 Nc4 20.Bh6 Rfe8 21.Qf3 Kh8 22.fxg6 fxg6 23.a4 a6 24.g4 Ng7 25.Kg2 c6

Jan-31-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 24 dpa

1. = (0.00): 9...0-0 10.Nh3 e5 11.Be3 Na5 12.0-0 c5 13.d5 Qe7 14.Nf2 h6 15.Qe2 Nh5 16.g3 Nf6 17.Rab1 Rfe8 18.Kg2 Qd7 19.Qa2 Qa4 20.Ng4 Nd7 21.Nf2 Nf6 22.Ng4

2. = (0.00): 9...h6 10.Nh3 0-0 11.0-0 e5 12.Be3 Na5 13.Nf2 Qe8 14.Qe2 c5 15.Rfb1 Rc8 16.d5 Qa4 17.Ra2 Ba6 18.Bc2 Qd7 19.Bd3 Qa4 20.Bc2

Jan-31-19  cormier: and after 9...Na5:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 22 dpa done

1. = (-0.03): 10.Nh3 c5 11.Nf2 0-0 12.Bg5 h6 13.Bh4 cxd4 14.cxd4 g5 15.Bg3 Rc8 16.Rc1 Nh5 17.Ng4 Nf4 18.Bxf4 gxf4 19.Nxh6+ Kg7 20.Ng4 Qh4+ 21.Nf2 Nc6 22.d5 Ne5 23.dxe6 fxe6 24.Be2 Rfd8 25.0-0 Rh8 26.Nh3

2. = (-0.12): 10.Be3 c5 11.Nh3 0-0 12.0-0 Ba6 13.Qe2 Qc7 14.d5 exd5 15.cxd5 Bxd3 16.Qxd3 c4 17.Qe2 Nb3 18.Ra2 Nd7 19.a4 Ne5 20.Nf4 Qe7 21.Rd1 Rad8 22.Bd4 Rc8 23.Qf2 h6

Aug-11-22  whiteshark: <20...fxe4 ∓ -1.67 (22 ply)>

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In fact Keres had the possibility to continue even stronger here, namely by means of the quality sacrifice <20... Rxg3 21. hxg3 fxe4 -+>

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Aug-11-22  whiteshark: <20... Rxg3 21. hxg3 fxe4>

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White to move

1) -2.36 (37 ply) 22.f5 e5 23.f6 d5 24.Qf2 exd4 25.cxd4 Qd7 26.a4 Rg8 27.Qf4 a5 28.Kh2 Kb7 29.Kg1 Rg4 30.Qf5 Kc8 31.Qxd7+ Kxd7 32.Rf5 c6 33.Rh5 Rxg3 34.Rh7 Nd6 35.Rh5 Rd3 36.Re5 Rxd4 37.Re7+ Kd8 38.Kh2 Rd2 39.Rc1 c5 40.Rb1 Rf2 41.Rxb6 Rxf6 42.Ra7 c4 43.Rb8+ Nc8 44.Kg3 d4 45.Rxa5

2) -2.57 (37 ply) 22.g4 d5 23.g3 e5 24.g5 Qg6 25.Rf2 exf4 26.Rxf4 Kb7 27.Rh4 Rg8 28.Qh5 Qd6 29.Rh3 Nd2 30.Kg2 Qe6 31.Rh4 Nf3 32.Rf4 Nxg5 33.Qg4 Qc6 34.Raf1 Rg6 35.Qf5 Ne6 36.Rg4 Rxg4 37.Qxg4 Qxc3 38.Rxf7 Nxd4 39.Qd7 Qc4 40.Rf8 Ka6 41.Rf7 Nb5 42.a4 Nd6 43.Re7 Qc2+ 44.Kg1 d4 45.Qxc7 Qxc7 46.Rxc7 e3 47.Kg2

3) -2.72 (37 ply) 22.Kf2 Kb7 23.Rh1 Rxh1 24.Rxh1 Nxa3 25.g4 d5 26.Rc1 Nc4 27.g5 Qd6 28.Kg3 Qa3 29.Qc2 a5 30.Rb1 Qf8 31.Qd1 Qg8 32.Qh5 Qe8 33.Rc1 Nd6 34.Qd1 a4 35.Ra1 b5 36.Kf2 Qc6 37.Rc1 Nf5 38.g4 Nd6 39.Qc2 Qc4 40.Ra1 Ka6 41.Qe2 Qxc3 42.Rxa4+ Kb7

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 11 v064

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