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Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Paul Keres
USSR Championship (1973), Moscow URS, rd 2, Oct-03
Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. Advance Variation (C45)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-22-19  Straclonoor: Interesting ending.
It seems that B+R vs. 2B with opposite pawns doesn't give advantage. I.e. in this game white couldn't exchange bishops for preparation to release advantage.
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  gezafan: This game was in a book by Keres. He said he got a bad position and intentionally went into this exchange down ending. He thought it was his best chance against his youthful opponent.
Jan-22-19  RookFile: White must be able to win this somehow although obviously it isn't easy.
Jan-22-19  ughaibu: <obviously it isn't easy>

Jan-28-19  Straclonoor: <gezafan>
I had a look in 'Power chess' book by Keres before read your comment. Yes, Keres accuracy commented the game.
On his opinion white maked bad moves on 24, 45, 54. Stockfish totally agree with it with one addition - on 23th move white could played more stronge.

Analysis by Stockfish 220119 64 POPCNT:
1. +- (2.87): 23.Rd1 g6 24.Bd4 Rb8 25.h3 h5 26.a4 e3 27.Bxa7 Ra8 28.Bxe3 Rxa4 29.e6 Re4 30.Rd8+ Kg7 31.Rd7+ Kf6 32.Bc5 Kxe6 33.Re7+ Kd5 34.Rxc7 Be5 35.Rd1+ Ke6 36.Rc6+ Kf7 37.Rd5 Bb8 38.Rd8 Bg3 39.Bf2 Bf4 40.Kf1 Re6 41.Rd7+ Re7 42.Rxe7+ Kxe7 43.Rc4 g5 44.h4 Ke6 45.Rc6+ Kd5 46.Rc5+ Ke6 47.hxg5 Bxg5 48.Bd4 Bf4

On 24th move powerful was 24.g4 as mentioned by Keres.

Analysis by Stockfish 220119 64 POPCNT:
1. +- (3.38): 24.g4 Bxg4 25.Rxe4 Bf5 26.Re3 Re8 27.Bxa7 Rxe5 28.Rxe5 Bxe5 29.a4 Bxc2 30.a5 Bd3 31.Rd1 Bc4 32.Rd7 Bf4 33.Bd4 Bd6 34.Rg7+ Kf8 35.Rxh7 Ke8 36.h4 Bd3 37.Bc3 Kd8 38.Kf2 Kc8 39.Ke3 Bb1 40.a6 Bc5+ 41.Kf3 Kb8 42.Ba5 Bd6 43.Kg4 Bd3 44.Bxc7+ Bxc7 45.a7+ Kxa7 46.Rxc7+ Kb6 47.Rg7

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