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Paul Keres vs Borislav Ivkov
USSR vs. Rest of the World (1970), Belgrade SRB, rd 4, Apr-04
Sicilian Defense: Modern Variations (B50)  ·  1-0


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Oct-19-14  Bartacus: white's 12th is so passive. Clearly 12 Bg5 is more direct and stronger. In some lines (if Black castles king-side) the h-pawn will fall.
Nov-24-15  Grimlak77: Bartacus doesn't know what he's talking about.
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  perfidious: Keres may well have trusted his opponent, or seen much more than ordinary mortals, but

<Grimlak77: Bartacus doesn't know what he's talking about.>

is rubbish: he is quite a strong player.

Nov-24-15  Retireborn: In Informator, Keres gives 12.Rb1 a ! and says it prepares b4; Houdini likes 12.c3 which presumably has the same idea.

12.Bg5 is an interesting move to analyze; Black breaks the pin with 12...Qd7, and then 13.Bf6 (or 13.Nf6+ or 13.Bxe7 which will come to the same thing) Nxf6 14.Nxf6+ Bxf6 15.Qxf6 0-0-0! looks pretty equal.

After such an early ...h5-h4 it seems unlikely that Black was intending to follow up with ...0-0 in any case.

Mar-13-17  ZonszeinP: Hello
Thank you

Rb1 is the human version of the computer a3 "idea". Keres played brilliantly (as usual) this match

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