Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Paul Keres vs Efim Bogoljubov
Salzburg (1943), Salzburg (AUT), rd 1, Jun-09
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. Keres Attack (B81)  ·  1-0


explore this opening
find similar games 8 more Keres/Bogoljubov games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-28-03  Kenkaku: Opening theory in the making.
Jun-28-03  caseyclyde: The perils of leaving your king in the center all day long. Maybe 19... 0-0-0 is better.
Jun-28-03  jmcd2002: 19...0-0-0 looks like it couldn't be any worse. 20. ...Bd8 might be an error, too - prevents castling, pens in the rook, etc. Just looking at the end position, black is so cramped it might not matter though.
Jun-28-03  drukenknight: 19....RxR looks okay to me, he's ahead in material he's exchanging.

Now on the 20th move, I think it makes sense to look at that. I am still looking for exchanges and I am looking at 20....Nc6 and Im thinking that's okay and Im not too worried about the check on h5 yet.

Then I'm still looking at that and Im thinking "what about 20...Nc4" but no that's just BxN "no wait a second he's secured on c4 by the Queen so..".Hmmm.

Jun-28-03  jmcd2002: Looking at it really quickly, I like 20...Nc4. It avoids the cramping, sets up a possible exchange and permits castling later if desired. (for example, 21. Bxc4 Qxc4 22. Qd1 0-0-0 with 23...Rf8 in mind.)
Apr-17-06  jamesmaskell: Keres goes King hunting. Black didnt seem good on the Queenside and the pieces looked restrained. White had the positional advantage through the game.
Oct-28-07  nimh: Keres stated in his book that he had gotten this idea during the game.
Nov-28-07  M.D. Wilson: Keres surely must be one of the best Sicilian players of all time.
Dec-20-07  DrGridlock: jmcd2002: Looking at it really quickly, I like 20...Nc4. It avoids the cramping, sets up a possible exchange and permits castling later if desired. (for example, 21. Bxc4 Qxc4 22. Qd1 0-0-0 with 23...Rf8 in mind.)

I'm not sure White would accomodate with Qd1 on move 22. Black's b pawn is going to fall, and Qe3 bangs away on that in a way Black cannot defend. Castling queenside in your variation moves black's king into his soon to be obliterated queenside pawn cover.

Dec-20-07  RookFile: Bogo got slapped around pretty good in this game.
Nov-25-14  visayanbraindoctor: if this is the first Keres attack in chess history, then it is quite appropriate that it was played by Keres himself and ended in a Keresian smash attack. Decades later, Karpov specialized in it, although he usually played it in his patented positional squeeze manner.

Old timer Bogoyubov cooperated by essaying the Sicilian Scheveningen, an opening that many chess fans associate with the adjective 'modern'. By the late 1930s and the war years, openings in top tournaments look virtually indistinguishable from those played just yesterday.

Nov-25-14  nimh: <Oct-28-07
Premium Chessgames Member nimh: Keres stated in his book that he had gotten this idea during the game. >

By 'his book' I meant 'Our Keres' a biographical book on Keres' life and career by Valter Heuer.

It's regrettable that no English trnaslation exists yet.

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Kingside attack in the Open Sicilian
by samikd
Game 37
from Road to the Top (Keres) by Incremental
Game 9 in Move by Move - Keres (Franco)
from Keres' Whirligigs made of chocobonbon for FTB by fredthebear
Keres' Whirligigs
by chocobonbon
Game 9 in Move by Move - Keres (Franco)
from yPublished Games by Year & Unconfirmed Source 3 by fredthebear
Challenger of 48 Keres_125
by Gottschalk
Round 1, June 9
from Salzburg 1943 by sneaky pete
Game 37
from Road to the Top (Keres) by Qindarka
Game 291
from Golden Treasury of Chess (Wellmuth/Horowitz) by Qindarka
from First of Each ECO CLONE by Penguincw
pixing's favorite games
by pixing
The Road to the Top & The Quest for Perfection
by Bidibulle
Game 29
from Veliki majstori saha 20 KERES (1916-1975) by Chessdreamer
Seminal Game: The Keres Attack
from Keres vs World & Almost Champions Decisive Games by visayanbraindoctor
arwen's favorite games
by arwen
from First of Each ECO by Penguincw

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC