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Challenger of 48 Keres_125
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Von Feilitzsch vs Keres, 1932 
(C22) Center Game, 32 moves, 0-1

L Blumenoff vs Keres, 1933 
(A06) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Verbac, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Keres vs L Laurine, 1934
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Keres vs L Laurine, 1935 
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 1-0

Today is better 4...b5
Keres vs T Gauffin, 1935 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Keres vs F Kibbermann, 1935 
(B01) Scandinavian, 46 moves, 1-0

F Kibbermann vs Keres, 1935
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

E Viilip vs Keres, 1935 
(A04) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Keres vs W Winter, 1935 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 19 moves, 1-0

Herrmann vs Keres, 1936
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 20 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Pirc, 1936 
(A14) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Hromadka, 1937 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

F Kibbermann vs Keres, 1936
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Keres vs I Dyner, 1937
(B50) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

A Dunkelblum vs Keres, 1937 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

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

V Petrov vs Keres, 1937
(D80) Grunfeld, 49 moves, 0-1

Keres vs V Petrov, 1937
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Reshevsky, 1937 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1-0

G A Thomas vs Keres, 1937 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Alekhine, 1937 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Gilg, 1937 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

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

Fine vs Keres, 1938 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 57 moves, 0-1

Tolush vs Keres, 1939 
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Smyslov, 1939 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Keres vs V Petrov, 1939
(C10) French, 32 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Euwe, 1940 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 55 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Euwe, 1940 
(A09) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Keres, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 34 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Lilienthal, 1941 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Keres vs H Soonurm, 1942
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Keres vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1943 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1-0

Keres vs P F Schmidt, 1943
(B20) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Bogoljubov, 1943 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Janis Kruzkops, 1944
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 58 moves, 1-0

Keres vs N Folke Ekstrom, 1944
(A13) English, 53 moves, 1-0

N Folke Ekstrom vs Keres, 1944
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

Keres vs E Klein, 1946 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 41 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Fine, 1946 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

Keres vs V Mikenas, 1946 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

anti-Dracula
Tolush vs Keres, 1947
(C26) Vienna, 37 moves, 0-1

Queen entry and the reserves
B Goldenov vs Keres, 1947 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Kotov, 1947 
(B20) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

5 a3 improved this opening today
V Mikenas vs Keres, 1949 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 21 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Kotov, 1950 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Bronstein, 1951 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 43 moves, 1-0

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

Smyslov vs Keres, 1951 
(A12) English with b3, 56 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Novotelnov, 1951 
(E07) Catalan, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Keres vs O'Kelly, 1952 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 70 moves, 1-0

L Vohandu vs Keres, 1953 
(B27) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1

Boleslavsky vs Keres, 1953 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 33 moves, 0-1

Gligoric vs Keres, 1953 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 49 moves, 0-1

The Old Ne6!! reloaded. "An Estonian win"
Keres vs Sajtar, 1954 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1-0

If 18...Qd7 19 Qxa7. N the better defensor of castle
Keres vs C H Alexander, 1954 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Keres vs E Gereben, 1954 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Szabo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Spassky, 1955 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Keres vs A Fuderer, 1955 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 18 moves, 1-0

How to eliminate pawn base and the manouever Nd4-e6
Keres vs Taimanov, 1955 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 29 moves, 1-0

Ba5! after max.expansion.Zug. 2 flanks play
Robert E Byrne vs Keres, 1955 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 66 moves, 0-1

c4! center restriction R4d2! wait move
Keres vs Panno, 1955 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

king overloaded
Keres vs Najdorf, 1955 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1-0

27...b5! Be Alert!
G Ilivitsky vs Keres, 1955 
(B27) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

20 Txf6 to Q+Nb6
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1956 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

10 f5 opening the f column
Keres vs Golombek, 1956
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 45 moves, 1-0

11 Rd1! 14.b4! avoiding Nc5. Low activity and g column
Keres vs Unzicker, 1956 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

Passed and defended pawn
J Rejfir vs Keres, 1956 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 56 moves, 0-1

Piece outplayed
Keres vs Gligoric, 1958 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

Small advantage
F J Perez Perez vs Keres, 1958 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

Zug
Keres vs Korchnoi, 1959 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

If Bxf5 Rxg3! ck fxg3 d3 discovered
J H Donner vs Keres, 1959 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 24 moves, 0-1

Castling: fixation and restriction
Keres vs Bronstein, 1959 
(A48) King's Indian, 53 moves, 1-0

Rook in seventh rank: a lesson
Keres vs Polugaevsky, 1959 
(A48) King's Indian, 54 moves, 1-0

attacked pieces 28 Qxh5 this a signal to Qf7!! backrank
Keres vs P Troeger, 1960 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

Blows on center Ne5,b5,d7
R Saborido vs Keres, 1961
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

Fixed center: Classic weapons, new threats
Keres vs Matulovic, 1961
(C16) French, Winawer, 45 moves, 1-0

Thanks for his precipitation
Hort vs Keres, 1961 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 0-1

Intermediate explore: weak f7
Keres vs B Malich, 1962 
(D94) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1-0

e4- Bb2 -Qe2
Keres vs Geller, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

Tactics in cascade
Tal vs Keres, 1962 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 0-1

69. Qb4! stalemate
Keres vs Fischer, 1962 
(B20) Sicilian, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Weak f7
Keres vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

34 ..Nf7! relative seventh
F Olafsson vs Keres, 1963 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 86 moves, 0-1

f5 -g5 the Goodfellas
Panno vs Keres, 1963 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 42 moves, 0-1

Outpowst e5 and Knight messengers
Gligoric vs Keres, 1963 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Keres vs E Walther, 1964 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 36 moves, 1-0

Innovative Grunfeld to Black
A Rocha vs Keres, 1964 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 69 moves, 0-1

Attacking with BB of oppositte colors
M Bobotsov vs Keres, 1964
(D94) Grunfeld, 38 moves, 0-1

mobility
Korchnoi vs Keres, 1965 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

queen struggle
Keres vs Spassky, 1965 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Gligoric vs Keres, 1965 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 52 moves, 0-1

Repelling an attack 15 Bb4!
Keres vs Larsen, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

suffocated king causes backrank sac
Keres vs Ufimtsev, 1967 
(B06) Robatsch, 29 moves, 1-0

keres and his allignated pawn pair (d4-c4!)
Keres vs Blau, 1968
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

Left rook evacuation
Keres vs V Mikenas, 1968 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

A Vooremaa vs Keres, 1971
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

Keres vs H Westerinen, 1971
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

A Karu vs Keres, 1931 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

Lutt vs Keres, 1934 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Meyn, 1934
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

1Kc2 Ka3! 2Kc3 Bd3 threatening Bb1 and wins.
S Landau vs Keres, 1936 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 0-1

Keres vs E Gilfer, 1936 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 20 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Erik Andersen, 1936
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 35 moves, 1-0

M Romi vs Keres, 1936 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 0-1

Reshevsky vs Keres, 1937 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

Keres vs NN, 1937
(C41) Philidor Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

J Enevoldsen vs Keres, 1939
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 43 moves, 0-1

Geller vs Keres, 1949 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 0-1

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

Averbakh vs Keres, 1950 
(C49) Four Knights, 58 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Geller, 1952 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Petrosian, 1953 
(E61) King's Indian, 56 moves, 1-0

Geller vs Keres, 1953 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 27 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Stahlberg, 1953 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Geller, 1956 
(E70) King's Indian, 15 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Gligoric, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 45 moves, 1-0

Keres variation
Tal vs Keres, 1967 
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

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

Keres vs Mecking, 1972 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Ng4 taking initiative f5 queen tour
H Pfleger vs Keres, 1973 
(C45) Scotch Game, 48 moves, 0-1

Keres vs H Westerinen, 1973 
(B06) Robatsch, 30 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Taimanov, 1975 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 54 moves, 1-0

H Westerinen vs Keres, 1969 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 82 moves, 1/2-1/2

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