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Paul Keres vs Ludwig Engels
Dresden (1936), Dresden GER, rd 3, Jun-09
English Opening: King's English. Two Knights' Variation Reversed Dragon (A22)  ·  0-1


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  perfidious: I suspect the alternate score, giving 18. Rd1, is correct- it fits in with White's plan to blow open the centre with d4.

The first time I played through this game, I was impressed with Black's 23rd move; in my opinion, an aspiring player can learn more from such play than from a dozen sacrificial attacks.

The attack on White's king might well have been played by Keres himself.

Feb-27-05  WMD: <I suspect the alternate score, giving 18. Rd1, is correct- it fits in with White's plan to blow open the centre with d4.>

True, and because otherwise 28...Rxc1 would hang the rook on e8.

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  perfidious: This game score is wrong- Hooper and Whyld give 18.Rd1 as the way things went in their book Oxford Companion to Chess.
Apr-10-05  WMD: Don't get your hopes up of a correction. See: Keres vs Fine, 1937.
Aug-05-09  laskereshevsky: after 20...♙c5 Engels builted up the so-called "Botvinnik's formation" in the English opening. ...........

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Could had played Keres the pseudo activ move 22.♙d4 versus Botvinnik?!... i dont think so. maybe the great Estonian player under stimated his German opponent, with the result we saw above.

In the Dresden 1936 tournament Engels was in a great shape. He losess only a game vs. Bogoljubov, winning 4 vs. Keres, Maroczy, Alekhine and a very creativ one with Helling

K Helling vs L Engels, 1936

The final ranking in Dresden was:

1. Alekhine A * 0 1 1 1 1 1 6.5
2. Engels 1 * 1 0 1 1 6
3. Maroczy G 0 * 1 1 0 1 1 5.5
3. Stahlberg G 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 5.5
5. Bogoljubow E 0 1 0 1 * 1 0 1 5
6. Roedl 0 * 1 4.5
6. Saemisch F 0 1 0 * 1 0 1 4.5
8. Helling K 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 1 1 3.5
8. Keres P 0 0 0 1 0 * 1 3.5
10. Grob H 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 0.5

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