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Paul Keres vs Samuel Reshevsky
Kemeri (1937), Kemeri LAT, rd 2, Jun-17
Formation: Queen Pawn Game: London System (D02)  ·  0-1


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Jul-24-05  Whitehat1963: No way to stop the pawn, or was it lost on time, perhaps? Either way, this is the first time these two venerable and perennial title contenders faced each other. They would later play against each other at least once in each decade right up to 1973. I believe that along with Botvinnik, they probably played against and beat more world champions than any other players. Reshevsky faced every champion from Lasker to Karpov. Keres faced all those except Lasker. Not sure, but I think Keres beat all of the ones he faced at least once, except Karpov, who he only played twice. He even managed a lifetime plus score against Capablanca. Most impressive.
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  beatgiant: <Whitehat1963>
It costs a bishop to stop the pawn, for example 41. Bb3 c2 42. Bxc2 Be1+ followed by 43...Rxc2.
Jul-25-05  Rama: Reshevsky plays the 'hanging pawns' brilliantly. 28 ... Qa5 protects the d-pawn and hits white's c-pawn. 29 ... d4 exploits the pin on c3 and gains a pawn, a giant passed pawn on the 6th rank.

I wondered why not 34 ... Bf6 blocking the check, but it ends up the same in the end.

Jul-17-06  Maynard5: White's play throughout this game seems to be indifferent and uninspired -- highly unusual for Keres. Exchanging the knight on e5 seems to free Black's position. Supporting it with f4 would be preferable, except that White's bishop is misplaced on g3. Moves like 19. g4 and 22. f3 just create weaknesses on the kingside, which Black is able to exploit later on.
Jul-17-06  ughaibu:
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