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Larry Evans vs Paul Keres
San Antonio (1972), San Antonio, TX USA, rd 13, Dec-05
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner. Rubinstein Variation (E42)  ·  1-0

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Jul-12-10
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  GrahamClayton: 5...d6 seems to be too passive. White builds up long-term pressure on the Black Q-side due to the g2-bishop and open b-file. 5...d5 is better.
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  whiteshark: Q (CL&R): <"Against Evans you got a terrible opening, following an idea of Bronstein's. Any comment?">

Keres: <"Bronstein is a bad example, except for himself!" <>>

Chess Life & Review, 1973 p. 69-70
credits to: http://mattnetz.de/

Mar-07-11  AnalyzeThis: Nice game. Evans makes it look easy, which of course it wasn't.
Mar-07-11  shalgo: At this point in the tournament--round 13--the aging Keres (who was 56) was almost completely burnt out.

He had started the tournament with an amazing 7/8. He then drew with Petrosian (13 moves) and Gligoric (40 moves). Portisch beat him in round 11. In round 12, Keres pressed ineffectually for 73 moves against tail-ender Ken Smith before conceding the draw. This game occurred in the next round.

After this game, Keres closed out with 21- and 15-move draws.

The tournament was just too long for him; if it had been a 10- or 12-round tournament, it could have been one of his greatest ever performances.

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