Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Mikhail Tal vs Oleg Romanishin
Jurmala (1983), Jurmala URS, rd 11, Jun-??
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Keres Defense (C96)  ·  0-1



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 19 times; par: 47 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 22 more Tal/Romanishin games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0 Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 0-0 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 <Ruy Lopez Closed, Chigorin Defense> 11. d4 Nd7 <Keres Variation, allowing the f Pawn to advance Opening Explorer > 12. dxc5 <12. Nbd2 is more common Opening Explorer allowing Black to trade on d4> dxc5 13. Nbd2 Bb7 <13 ... Qc7 14. Nf1 Nf6 15. Ne3 Rd8 Fischer vs Keres, 1962 > 14. Nf1 <14. Nh2 Qc7 15. Ng4 Rad8 16. Ne3 g6 Lahno vs Koneru, 2007 > Nc4 <Black often controls c4 analogous to White utilizing f5> 15. Ng3 <15. b3 Nd6 16. a4 Re8 17. Ng3 Bf8 Velimirovic vs D Blagojevic, 2001 ; 15. Qe2 Re8 16. Ng3 Bf8 17. Nf5 Nd6 Anand vs Adams, 2005 > g6 16. b3 Nd6 17. h4 Ne8 18. Bh6 Ng7 19. h5 Qc7 20. Ng5 <[last book move]<>> Nf6 21. hxg6 hxg6 <[21 ... fxg6? 22. Bxg7 Rfd8 23. Qc1 ]<>> 22. Re3 <[22. a4 Rfd8 23. Qf3 c4 =]<>> Rad8 23. Qe2 Qd7 <[23 ... Bc8!? 24. Rd3 c4 25. bxc4 Ng4 26. Bxg7 Kxg7 ]<>> 24. Rd1 Qc8 25. Rxd8 Rxd8 26. Rf3 <26. Rd3 trades down into an even endgame> Rd6 27. Nh3 Qd8 28. Be3 Rc6 29. Bc1 Bc8 30. Rd3 <[30. Qf1 Qc7 ]<>> Qa5 31. Nf1 <[31. Qe3 Qxa2 32. Rd2 Be6 ]<>> c4 32. bxc4 bxc4 <Both sides have weak Queenside Pawns, yet White's are easier to attack> 33. Rd1 Bg4 <A finesse to induce f3 before trading ... Bxh3> 34. f3 Bxh3 35. gxh3 Ne6 36. f4 <A Pawn sacrifice to open lines> <[36. Qe1 Qxa2 37. Ne3 Nf4 ]<>> Nxf4 37. Bxf4 exf4 38. e5 Re6 39. Qxc4 Qxe5 40. Rd3? <[40. Rd2 ]<>> Qg5+ 41. Kh1 Bc5 0-1 <The mate threat wins a piece>

<[Fritz 7]<>>

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Romanishin plays the Keres variation
from Ruy Lopez {9..Nd7} by Open Defence
Ruy Lopez, Chigorin Defense, Keres Variation
from Instructive Games by bgitw
Shaun Taulbut's How to Play the Ruy Lopez
by Cannon Fodder
32 par 49 ocajno
from GTM Ruy by kafkafan
CMD p.14
from Taulbut's How to Play the Ruy Lopez by Pawn N Hand
0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 6
by 0ZeR0
Shaun Taulbut's How to Play the Ruy Lopez
by Patca63
CMD p.14
from Taulbut's How to Play the Ruy Lopez by Nephrons1

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC