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Lajos Portisch vs Paul Keres
San Antonio (1972), San Antonio, TX USA, rd 11, Dec-03
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Hedgehog System (A17)  ·  1-0



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Oct-17-09  ozmikey: Very interesting game, I'm surprised there are no comments on it.

I wonder whether Keres could have improved on his play at some point after 20. Bxb7 (beyond just reconciling himself to the loss of a pawn) - it's hard to believe that the whole concluding line is more or less forced, but what can Black do?

Was wondering for a while why Black played 27...Kg5 rather than ...Kf5, but there's a clever point: the latter runs into 28. Qc8+! when moving the king onto the e-file allows a skewer at e8, and 28...Kg5 loses to 29. Rxe1, when 29...Qxe1 30. f4+ is curtains and 29...Qxf2+ 30. Kh3! threatens mate on g4, indirectly "protecting" the rook. Have I missed anything there?

Dec-20-14  Bartacus: After 12 Rc1 Black played ...Bb6. Black could win a pawn with Bf2+ instead, followed by 13... fg5. It doesn't look pretty, but I don't see any immediate reply for White that looks strong. Nor have I seen the possibility mentioned in other annotations of this game.
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  beatgiant: <Bartacus>
How about 12...Bxf2+ 13. Rxf2 fxg5 <14. Nxg5> and the tactics work out for White.

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