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A few Keres games
Compiled by Catfriend
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Keres was maybe the strongest player not to become a champion. His games show us beauty, logic and knowledge, making him one of my favorite players.

A star rising
Keres vs I Raud, 1931 
(B34) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 29 moves, 1-0

Convincing, isn't it?
Keres vs Verbac, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Chaotic yet clear-cut
Geller vs Keres, 1951 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 31 moves, 0-1

It looks so easy sitting here and looking!
Keres vs Geller, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

La Bourdonnais returns!
Hort vs Keres, 1961 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 0-1

Paul Morphy would be proud by Paul Keres!
Keres vs W Winter, 1935 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 19 moves, 1-0

Even Alekhin can play like that!
Keres vs Alekhine, 1937 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

Magic!
Euwe vs Keres, 1948 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 56 moves, 0-1

Who needs a queen at all?! Bishops are O.K. enough
Euwe vs Keres, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 34 moves, 0-1

World champions are good? Are you sure?
Keres vs Euwe, 1948 
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

The pawns are always there, ready to kill you!
Smyslov vs Keres, 1948 
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 57 moves, 0-1

Even machines blunder
Keres vs Capablanca, 1938 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 38 moves, 1-0

Wait a little bit... I"ll finish the game in a sec...
Keres vs V Petrov, 1940 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Rains pawns and dogs... And strikes as lightning
Keres vs Kotov, 1950 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

A grand-mater attack!
Keres vs V Rootare, 1942 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Who said French defence is sound?!
Keres vs G G Alexandrescu, 1936 
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

Black is winged
Keres vs S Herseth, 1937 
(B50) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Fisching in stormy weather
Fischer vs Keres, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 30 moves, 0-1

Same line, same life, different death.
Fischer vs Keres, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 55 moves, 0-1

Delycious
Keres vs P Dely, 1970 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 26 moves, 1-0

A dagger in the sleeve
J H Donner vs Keres, 1959 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 24 moves, 0-1

Taim out!
Keres vs Taimanov, 1951 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 1-0

If I say it's opened, it IS!
Keres vs E Zinner, 1937 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 26 moves, 1-0

We will get him!
Reshevsky vs Keres, 1948 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 63 moves, 0-1

The lethal postcard
Keres vs E Eliskases, 1937 
(B50) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Want me to win? Fine...
Fine vs Keres, 1938 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 57 moves, 0-1

Draw the cards!
Bondarevsky vs Keres, 1939 
(D80) Grunfeld, 97 moves, 1/2-1/2

General Keres, you're promoted
Keres vs J Turn, 1943 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 56 moves, 1-0

The art of drawing and painting
Keres vs Fischer, 1962 
(B20) Sicilian, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian poison
Keres vs W Kunerth, 1935 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

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