|Nov-23-03|| ||tpx: I peeked at amazon.com sample pages of Keres's book "The Road to the Top" and found him mentioning this game:|
"... I was selected to play in the team for the citymatch against Viljandi. I had to play two games against the young Ilmar Raud, who had by then already made a name for himself. The first game ended in a draw and in the second I came down to an ending with two pawns more. Then suddenly Raud put a whole rook en prise! Without thinking for a single second I took the rook and ... in a few moves I was mated. These first hours of instruction were painful, but also very useful."
|Nov-24-03|| ||fatbaldguy: Beautiful trap by black, but white should have played 40 f5, retaining a pawn advantage in the endgame. |
|Sep-11-06|| ||Confuse: when a grandmaster offers you a rook... think! =)|
|Sep-11-06|| ||Calculoso: He probably went into an act of sorts after he made the move, sweating, swearing, panting about, etc.|
|Sep-11-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: <Without thinking for a single second I took the rook and ... in a few moves I was mated.>|
"a few moves"? Make that ONE move! :)
|Sep-11-06|| ||Sularus: im a patzer. with that out of the way,
I was analyzing this game and wondered about the "unusually low" quality of play by keres. then i realized he was just around 13 years old during this game. harharhar.
|Sep-11-06|| ||dycotiles: This must have hurt!|
|Sep-11-06|| ||Kreifi: Wou, that was damn beautiful mate. Didint see that coming at all. Just wondering awfully stupid rook move. :P|
|Sep-11-06|| ||kevin86: What a finish!! One of the finest minds in chess history is caght in a threepenny trap!|
Look-white is a rook and pawn ahead----oops,the king is trapped-lol
|Sep-11-06|| ||CapablancaFan: "Sure I'll take the rook, I'm sure there will be no strings attached." Lol!|
|Sep-11-06|| ||cavaleiro: For a future master, even if he is 13 years old, not to see 40..Ne6# is shameful. Nobody offers a Rook without a good reason! 39..Rd7 is a monday or tuesday puzzle! And 40.Nd7 could be blunder of any day. By the way, this could be a new feature from Chessgames.com "Blunder of the Day"!!!|
|Sep-11-06|| ||dehanne: <Nobody offers a Rook without a good reason!>
Nigel Short does... check out his game with white vs Krasenkow at the FIDE World Cup in Libya 2004 ;-)|
|Sep-11-06|| ||syracrophy: This game reminds me another painful story Short vs Beliavsky, 1992|
|Sep-11-06|| ||technical draw: Hey, give Keres a break. He was only 13 years old. When I was 13 I couldn't even spell "bluonder".|
|Sep-12-06|| ||blakjak: beautiful mate beautiful|
|Sep-12-06|| ||kevin86: <technical draw>yoo stil kan't-lol|
|Sep-13-06|| ||syracrophy: <technical draw><kevin86> Jaja lol! :-P|
|Dec-22-06|| ||Tacticstudent: UNBELIEVABLE! Keres, one of my favorite players, fantastic openings innovator, making such a blunder... well, humans make mistakes, isn't it?|
|Sep-01-12|| ||whiteshark: <technical dyslalia> Wuz wrong with spelling it <bluonder>? :D|
|Oct-15-13|| ||The Last Straw: LOL!!|
|Apr-12-16|| ||Exploding: A kid can not resist a free rook.
(Gives you 1 minute to find out the grammar mistake and correct it.)
|Apr-14-17|| ||HeMateMe: playing through this I kept thinking "How is black going to win this game?"|
Anyway, Keres was just 13--Quickness kills!