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Jan Hein Donner vs Paul Keres
Zuerich (1959), Zuerich SUI, rd 5, May-24
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Variation (B43)  ·  0-1



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Jan-30-04  grozny: I like this one. Donner resigned because of the incipient combination: 25. Bxf5 Rxg3+ 26. fxg3 d3+ winning the queen. Short and sweet. It was a decent contest until 24. Qe2??., this would be a good one for your daily tactical puzzle.

Jan-31-04  Catfriend: 7..h5 looks strange... And generally, Keres here goes out of his way to break the rules of common strategy!
Jan-31-04  Catfriend: Yet, the game is great! A star for the sky of my collection:)
Jan-31-04  WhoKeres: Keres was obviously playing for a win with black against a player he thought he should beat. Its one of his rare games with the Sicilian defense as black (in this case it was a transposition). The winning idea is beautiful and unusual as well.
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  tpstar: Black to Play and Win after 24. Qe2.

This puzzle shows up elsewhere with colors reversed. =)

Aug-25-17  jvv: Black should play 24. Nxd4 with big advantage.
Aug-25-17  sneaky pete: I guess <jvv> means "White should play 24.Nxd4 .."

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but after 24... Bc4 25.Qf3 Bxd4 26.Rxd4 Bxf1

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I don't know about the "big advantage".

Of course it's important here to play ... Bxd4 before you capture the Rook on f1.

Aug-25-17  sneaky pete: Oh dear! I just realised that after 24.Nxd4 Bc4 whiite can play 25.Qxc4 .. immediately. After 25... Rxc4 26.Ne6+ Ke7 27.Nxd8 Rxe4 28.Nxb7 Rxg3+ 29.Kh2 Rxa3 we get this position

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Maybe 29... Rgg4 or 29... Rg6 is better in this line.

Aug-26-17  sneaky pete: That second line I posted here yesterday is complete nonsense. I was suffering from a hallucination of some sort.
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  fredthebear: <sneaky pete> We understand sneaky pete. It can happen to anyone (and will, sooner or later). Some imagination is good in chess, but it can drift.

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