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Raymond Keene vs Paul Keres
FRG-ch International (1973), Dortmund FRG, rd 7, May-24
King's Indian Attack: Keres Variation (A07)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  who: 88.Rxa6 is mate in 32. The simple 88...Kxe3 loses to 89.Re6+ where black's king needs to move away from white's pawn as 89...Kd? loses to 90.Rd6+ Ke2 91.Rxd1 Kxe1 with a won king and pawn ending.
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  who: Fritz gives 29.Rd5! (preventing 29...Be5) as winning as the threat of 30.Qd4 is too strong. 29...Qb8 doesn't help as 30.Qd4 Be5 31.Rd8+ Kg7 32.Rxb8

Relatively best is 29...a5 30.Qd4 f6 31.Qxf6 Qf8 32.Qd4 Kf7 33.b4 a4 34.b5 Ke8 35.Bb4

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  ray keene: yes both lines win easily for white-i knew about rd5 and have in fact given it in notes i wrote but i think i was getting very tired when i missed the simple rook ending win on move 88. it wd have been nice to add keres to my victims along with botvinnik geller furman and tal. however-it was not to be.
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Wow, a near miss. Not often that Keres was comprehensively outplayed in the opening and middlegame.
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  who: It seems like it's not that uncommon that after a game goes on for so long even top notch players miss what would otherwise be simple endgame wins. Topalov vs Anand, 2005
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  Chessdreamer: I think the score -beginning with 87..Rd1- is wrong. It should read...

87...Rb1+ 88.Kc4 Rc1+ 89.Kd3 Rd1+ 90.Kc2 Ra1 91.Kb2 Ra4 92.Kb3 Ra1 93.Kc3 Ra4 94.Re5 Ra3+ 95.Kd4 Rb3 96.Rf5+ Kg4 97.Rf4+ Kg5 98.Kc5 Rxe3 99.Rd4 Ra3 100.Kb6 Kf6 1/2-1/2.

Feb-27-15  Retireborn: <chessdreamer> I agree - that's the score I have too.
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