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Erich Eliskases vs Paul Keres
Semmering-Baden (1937), 12
Gruenfeld Defense: General (D80)  ·  1-0


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  Gypsy: An tour-de-force endgame by Eliskases.

It looks like the crux of the endgame was an inconspicuous error -- 30.Ke8? instead of the immediate 30.e6. Eliskases' concept of 31.Nc3!, 33.a4, 34.d5, and the b2xc3-c4-c5... makes a strong impression.

Feb-23-08  suenteus po 147: This game is an extended version of Eliskases vs Keres, 1937 but my sources say the 59 move game is the correct one.
Feb-23-08  nescio: <suenteus po 147> Which move order do your sources give? This one has 5.Qb3 dxc4 6.Bxc4 0-0 7.Nf3, the other one 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Qb3 dxc4 7.Bxc4.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Was anyone else wondering how Keres could possibly lose this game after 21...Rc8? Let's see: lead in development; control of the c-file; lovely target at d4; superior Bishop. This all looks like a solid endgame edge to me--too bad Petrosian, Fischer and Capablanca aren't here to offer their opinions. Perhaps Black should have left the minors on the board, swapped the Rooks instead, and brought his King into play sooner?
Feb-23-08  suenteus po 147: <nescio> A good question! My answer is most troubling: my sources give this move order <5.Nf3 0-0 6.Qb3 dxc4 7.Bxc4.> as the correct one for the 59 move game. So it seems both games here are erroneous.
Feb-24-08  nescio: <suenteus po 147: So it seems both games here are erroneous.>

No. Please look again

Feb-24-08  suenteus po 147: <nescio> My mistake. I was so busy switching between the two that I forgot which one I was posting on.
Oct-29-11  master of defence: after 65...Kxh2 white has 66.Kf2 Kh1 67. Rg1+ Kh2 68. Rg3 Kh1 69. Rxh3#
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