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Raymond Keene vs Gert Ligterink
5th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1981), London ENG, rd 8, Sep-01
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner Variation. Main Line (E41)  ·  1-0



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May-06-05  Milo: The double rook sac mentioned in today's problem.
May-06-05  caballos2: What if Black refuses to take the rook on move 29? I know alternatives are very difficult, but still...
May-06-05  Madman99X: That game leaves the kibitzer flabergasted. I don't know whether to cheer, or just sit here slack-jawed. I think I shall study this game in the morning, because tonight, my brain is full.
May-06-05  JohnBoy: I'm glad the puzzle of the day (J L Arnason vs Keene, 1981) references this. A fine example of how to play the white side. Now I will go look up the Portisch-Miles game! Great job, Ray!
May-06-05  Zymurgy: Yeah, this is a great game. Good thing the puzzle of the day did reference like you said. Stopping pressure against c4 with an exchange sac..who'd a thunk it? I like the way this guy plays. Is he still playing?
Nov-22-05  KingG: Yes, very nice game.
Oct-30-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Mr. Keene considers this game one of his best 10 played. That fact speaks for itself.
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  Domdaniel: Featured again in today's Keene column in The Times.
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  offramp: Very Stauntonian. I'll have to remember the useful point about doubled pawns - that opponents don't want to undouble them. So black left the white knight on d5 rather than play ...Nxd5 undoubling the pawns.
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  Domdaniel: <offramp> I've often noticed that psychological point about doubled pawns -- but I've never really found a way of putting it into effect.
Dec-18-13  Shams: <Domdaniel> <Featured again in today's Keene column in The Times.>

Heh..."featured again" could well apply to just about any Keene column these days!

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  Domdaniel: <Shams> Very true, but at least he seems to have used new words this time.
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  ray keene: Two more of my 55 exchange sacs
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  ray keene: What if Black declines to accept on move 29? I am threatening further sacs on c5 and a5. If Black retreats his a5 knight , then I would have pressed on with a5
Oct-17-22  Retireborn: Ray, you might be amused to learn that I ran this game through the Chessbase mangle, and it enthused that you were "really sharp" and "very precise"....

One envisages dozens of amateurs putting their own games through the mangle, in the hope of getting nice compliments from the machine.

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