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Paul Keres vs David Bronstein
Friendly Blitz game (1965) (blitz), Zuerich SUI
King's Gambit: Accepted. Mason-Keres Gambit (C33)  ·  0-1

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May-19-08
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  Benzol: 19...♖a4+ is a nice clearence sacrifice to get the Bishop to the f8 square. Keres losing in his own variation here. Good games can be played even in blitz.
Jul-22-08  Ulhumbrus: On 23 Kxd4 or 23 Kd5, 23...Rd8 is mate.
Jul-27-15
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  sachistu: Anyone know the source of this game? I have seen another version (albeit with an incorrect 19th move) listed as having been played in 1959. It looks like in both cases, no venue (location) has been supplied.
Sep-23-19
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  fredthebear: A rare victory for tripled pawns.
Sep-23-19  Otoy: 23....Rd8, 24. Kc6 and the white king is still fighting.
Sep-24-19
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  fredthebear: If 23.Kd5 c6+ 24.KxNd4 Rd8# The White king would be mated in the middle of the board - another rare occurrence.
Sep-24-19  Orozkovic: I believe if you coordinate your pieces in order you can win the game at the beginning it... Many of you guys know that...
Sep-24-19  Granny O Doul: That was really an amazing sac on a4. And just think--Black was being friendly.
Sep-24-19
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  fredthebear: Agreed. Knowledge of opening theory is important. Some memorization is required. Why waste time trying to figure it out over-the-board when prior study information was available for safe continuance? Of course, Keres and Bronstein were in a league of their own. This was a casual blitz game, so experimentation (mistakes) is to be expected.
Sep-24-19
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  fredthebear: Other sources describe this opening by a slightly different name:

King's Gambit Accepted, Keres (Mason-Steinitz) gambit

Black scores as well or better than White. 3.Nf3 or 3.Bc4 is the better path for White.

Sep-24-19
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  fredthebear: This was the last King's Gambit in the database that Paul Keres played. He had reasonably good results with it earlier in his career.

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

Sep-24-19
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  fredthebear: Bronstein played the White side of this same opening the same year and won a very different type of game:

Bronstein vs A A Bykhovsky, 1965

Sep-18-21
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  Stonehenge: <In 1965 Keres and Bronstein had finished a simul tour in Zürich and were treated to a farewell dinner at the home of Alois Nagler, President of the Zürich Chess Club. After dinner they obliged their genial host with a friendly blitz game (5 seconds per move).>

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