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Quest for Perfection (Keres)
Compiled by Qindarka
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'Paul Keres: The Quest for Perfection' by Paul Keres. Translated by Harry Golombek.
Additional material by John Nunn.


Game 1
Keres vs G Barcza, 1950 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 2
Keres vs G Borisenko, 1950 
(A20) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 3
Averbakh vs Keres, 1950 
(C49) Four Knights, 58 moves, 0-1

Game 4
Geller vs Keres, 1951 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 5
Smyslov vs Keres, 1951 
(A12) English with b3, 56 moves, 0-1

Game 6
Keres vs Taimanov, 1951 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 7
Keres vs Smyslov, 1952 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 8
Keres vs Geller, 1952 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 9
G Barcza vs Keres, 1952 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 10
Keres vs Korchnoi, 1952 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 11
Boleslavsky vs Keres, 1953 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 12
Tal vs Keres, 1954 
(E92) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Game 13
Keres vs Tartakower, 1954 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 50 moves, 1-0

Game 14
Keres vs Sajtar, 1954 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 15
Keres vs C H Alexander, 1954 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 16
Keres vs Szabo, 1955 
(A15) English, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 17
Keres vs Taimanov, 1955 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 18
Keres vs Szabo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 19
Robert E Byrne vs Keres, 1955 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 66 moves, 0-1

Game 20
Keres vs Spassky, 1955 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 21
Keres vs Panno, 1955 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 22
Keres vs Najdorf, 1955 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 23
Keres vs A Fuderer, 1955 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 18 moves, 1-0

Game 24
Keres vs Unzicker, 1956 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 25
Keres vs Golombek, 1956
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 45 moves, 1-0

Game 26
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1956 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 27
Keres vs E Eliskases, 1957 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 28
Lombardy vs Keres, 1957 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 29
Keres vs P Clarke, 1958
(C76) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 30
Keres vs Gligoric, 1958 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 31
Keres vs Gligoric, 1959 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 32
Keres vs Gligoric, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 45 moves, 1-0

Game 33
Tal vs Keres, 1959 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 79 moves, 0-1

Game 34
Hort vs Keres, 1961 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 0-1

Game 35
Keres vs Benko, 1962 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 36
Tal vs Keres, 1962 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 37
Keres vs Geller, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 38
Gligoric vs Keres, 1963 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 39
Spassky vs Keres, 1965 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 40
Keres vs Spassky, 1965 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 41
Keres vs Larsen, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 42
Keres vs L Schmid, 1968 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 52 moves, 1-0

Game 43
Keres vs V Mikenas, 1968 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 44
Keres vs P Dely, 1970 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 26 moves, 1-0

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

Game 46
Keres vs Lutikov, 1971 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 47
Timman vs Keres, 1971 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 48
B Ivanovic vs Keres, 1972 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 59 moves, 0-1

Game 49
Keres vs D Byrne, 1972 
(D94) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 50
Keres vs H Westerinen, 1973 
(B06) Robatsch, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 51
Keres vs Taimanov, 1975 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 54 moves, 1-0

Game 52
Browne vs Keres, 1975 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

52 games

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