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Efim Geller vs Paul Keres
USSR Championship (1950), Moscow URS, rd 4, Nov-16
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Modern Steinitz Defense (C75)  ·  0-1


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  Honza Cervenka: Geller went astray with 18.Bxc4?, 19.Bxe5? and 20.Qa4+? Did he just miss 20...b5? Anyway, after 18.Nd5 white is better.
Apr-20-16  PJs Studio: Probably.
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  kingscrusher: As Honza indicates Nd5 is better - but for very tactical reasons.

If black tries to kick the d5 knight with say c6 then Nh5 is crushing:

Efim Geller - Paul Keres, USSR Championship 1950

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Analysis by Stockfish 7 64:

1. (4.36): 19.Nh5 cxd5 20.Nxg7+ Ke7 21.exd5 Nxb2 22.Bxb2 Bxf1 23.Ne6 Qd7 24.Qxf1 Raf8 25.Nxf8 Rxf8 26.Qe1 Qf5 27.Qe3 Rf6 28.Rc1 Kf7 29.Bxe5 dxe5 30.d6+ Ke8

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