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Miguel Najdorf vs Paul Keres
First Piatigorsky Cup (1963), Los Angeles, CA USA, rd 12, Jul-22
Kangaroo Defense: Keres Defense. Transpositional Variation (E00)  ·  1-0

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Feb-28-06  dangerousliaisons: Lovely play by Najdorf! I could never see myself playing similar moves to him in the midgame but its clear to see that they maintain a really good intiative for white. The combination to reduce to an easily winning endgame is the cherry on top of this great game!
Apr-27-10  SpiritedReposte: Yet another crazy complicated game by Najdorf. Did he play even one dry, positional game in his life?
May-13-10  jerseybob: I don't like black's 9..e5, it's one central push too many this early. The question when opening lines always is, who benefits? After 10.dxe5,dxe5 11.Nd5! it's clearly white, with the black bishop left stuck on b4 where it spends the rest of its useless life. How would Larsen or Alekhine handle this? Maybe more development first with 9..Qe7
Oct-23-19  laskereshevsky: after a long time today i took out from my library and browsed pages from my first edition descriptive copy of Firt Piatigorsky Cup 1963, where this games was commented by Don Jose. (admit i am a bookworm) He gave himself 5 ! and only a ? to Keres about 9...♙e5 ... he called this a strategical error and suggested to dont open the position when your opponent is better developed.... he gave both ♗a5 to improve the ♗ activity when possible and ♕e7 delaing the push in e5 at the right moment as better choices...
Jun-17-20
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  Honza Cervenka: 15...c4 could solve black's troubles.
Jun-17-20
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  Fusilli: Terrific strategic play by Najdorf! 11.Nd5, 12.Ng3 and 13.f4! are bound to win concessions from black. Either the center, the long diagonal, or both! Gradmaster play!
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  Fusilli: <Honza Cervenka: 15...c4 could solve black's troubles.> Maybe, but it's not an easy move/plan to see.
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  Honza Cervenka: <Fusilli: <Honza Cervenka: 15...c4 could solve black's troubles.> Maybe, but it's not an easy move/plan to see.> It's sacrifice of Pawn. But white Pawns are shattered and black liberates his DS Bishop. For example, 15...c4 16.Bxc4 Bxc4 17.bxc4 Qd2 18.Qxd2 Bxd2 19.Kf2 Rae8 20.Rfd1 Ba5 21.Rab1 Rf7 and black is not worse.

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