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David Parr vs Raymond Keene
"Parr for the Course" (game of the day Sep-26-2016)
British Schools Championship (1962), Dulwich ENG, Feb-14
French Defense: Advance Variation. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02)  ·  1-0



Annotations by Raymond Keene.      [407 more games annotated by Keene]

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Sep-04-11  Xeroxx: Woo!? What is this?
Jun-22-16  Cibator: It's a young Ray Keene (only 14 at the time, though already a rising talent) against a much more experienced 18-year old.
Jun-22-16  RookFile: I think black scores pretty well with 10....Qxe5 11. Re1 Qb8 12. Nxd5 Bd6.
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  perfidious: The 10....Qxe5 line was my choice the only time I ever faced the Milner-Barry and I believe it is the stronger option.
Jul-08-16  kingfu: perfidious, Why didn't you tell me about this French?

I would take 2 pawns up!

But where did Keene go wrong? I was pleased to see annotated by Raymond Keene. I was hoping for more than question marks!

I am looking at 16...Qh4. I think the black Queen would be better on a5 or b6.

Jul-10-16  kingfu: 16...Qa5 is best. It keeps White from further attacks on the Queen after 16. a3 Qb6 17. Na4.

Raymond, are you out there somewhere? Help!

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  profK: Kenneth Messere vs Zagorovsky in 1965 is a favourite of mine with this Advance Gambit.
Sep-26-16  Ilkka Salonen: I think I understood the point of Keene's annotations after going through this game with Rybka.
Sep-26-16  clement41: What a rare piece setup after black's 26th move! Probably the discovery, after .
.Qxd4, consisting of Bb5 Qxd1 Bxd7+ Kxd7 Rxd1 favours black who then has good endgame prospects
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  kevin86: White chases black from pillar to post.
Sep-26-16  asokan: What happens if 25...g5xf4 ?
I am a beginner. I couldn't figure this out. Please help.
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  Retireborn: <asokan> 25...gxf4 26.Nd5+ Kg8 27.g4 [not 27.Ne7+ Kh8 and White has nothing] Qh4 [not 27...Qh6 28.Qxe6+ Kh8 29.Qxe5+ Ng7 30.g5 and White is winning] 28.Ne7+ Qxe7 [forced] 29.Qxe7 Nxc7 30.Qxc7 is unclear.

25.Bxe5 folowed by a discovered check would have won easily.

Sep-26-16  swclark25: Would 20)...Bd6 be preferred to 20)...Ne8 ?
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  Retireborn: <swclark25> 20...Bd6 just allows 21.Rxg5+ winning the queen, I think. The other way to defend g5 is 20...h6 but then 21.g4 Qh3 22.Bf1 wins the queen!

20...Ne8 is the strongest move, according to Houdini, but 21...f6 is a loser, whereas 21...Bd8 is good for Black.

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