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Paul Keres vs Miguel Najdorf
Margate (1939), Margate ENG, rd 7, Apr-19
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. General (D60)  ·  1-0


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May-15-10  jerseybob: Nice game by Keres, but it shows why these classical defenses aren't so common anymore: they're too passive. But black could've improved, even within that limitation. 12..Nh5 just to swap bishops followed by moving back to f6 2 moves later baffles me. There's no plan or continuity to it. Why not 12..Ne4 with a sort of Lasker defense? Or maybe interpolate 12..h6 first? Then later, the combo initiated with 23..Ne4? is shown to have a fatal flaw: black can't recapture the bishop with 27..Rxa8 due to 28.Rc8ch! So how to meet white's threat of 24.Nxb7? Maybe 24..Kf8.
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