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George Alan Thomas vs Paul Keres
Margate (1937), Margate ENG, rd 6, Apr-06
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Tarrasch Variation (C77)  ·  0-1


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  Benzol: Beautiful attack by Keres. I particularly like the 19.♘h3+ intermezzo.
May-05-07  howtobeatyourdad: the finish is a ct-art problem 100
Nov-30-11  Antiochus: [Event "?"]
[Site "Madrid"]
[Date "1935.??.??"]
[White "Capablanca,Jose"]
[Black "Juan Manuel Fuentes"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C78"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O
b5 6. Bb3 d6 7. Ng5 d5 8. exd5 Nd4 9. Re1
Bd6 10. c3 Nxb3 11. axb3 O-O 12. d4 exd4 13. Qxd4
Nxd5 14. Nf3 Bb7 15. Bg5 Qd7 16. Nbd2 c5 17. Qh4
f6 18. Be3 Nxe3 19. Rxe3 Rfe8 20. Rae1 Rxe3 21. Rxe3
Re8 22. Qh3 Qxh3 23. Rxe8+ Kf7 24. gxh3 Kxe8 25. c4
Bf4 26. Kf1 Bxf3 27. Nxf3 Bc1 28. cxb5 axb5 29. b4
c4 30. Nd4 Bxb2 31. Nxb5 Kd7 32. Ke2 Kc6 33. Na7+
Kb6 34. Nc8+ Kb5 35. Kd2 Kxb4 36. Kc2 Be5 37. Ne7
Bxh2 38. h4 Kc5 39. h5 Bd6 40. Nf5 g6 41. hxg6
hxg6 42. Nh4 g5 43. Nf5 Be5 44. f3 Bd4 45. Kd2
Kd5 46. Ne7+ Kd6 47. Nf5+ Ke5 48. Ng3 f5 49. Ne2
g4 50. fxg4 fxg4 0-1

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  fredthebear: This is the same G.A. Thomas that lost the famous 18-move Dutch miniature to Edward Lasker. That classic featured a queen sacrifice and forced king march to the opposite back rank where he could have been mated by castling long!

Here, Thomas' castled king suffers another miniature defeat within his own fortification despite two White knights there to defend.

Black conducts a beautiful attack with an intermezzo knight check, unafraid to leave two pieces en prise. Black goes through White like a hot knife through butter.

Never dare to give Paul Keres a queen with a wide open center. The Keres queen reigns with devastating consequences for the opponent.

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