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Henri Grob vs Paul Keres
Ostend (1937), Ostend BEL, rd 4, Apr-14
Four Knights Game: Italian Variation (C46)  ·  1-0
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Nov-01-04  Whitehat1963: You might criticize the Grob opening all you like, but the man could obviously play some chess. Here's a good example.
Nov-01-04  Saruman: Its quite strange that the Grob opening has the highest winning percentage for white of all openings!
Nov-01-04  Whitehat1963: Probably because people only trot it out when they know they should win anyway. Why bring out well-studied and logical openings against an inferior opponent? If you're supposed to win easily, why not challenge yourself and make it more interesting at the same time?
Nov-01-04
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  tpstar: The Fork Trick Line where Black equalizes immediately. Compare L Schmidt vs Lasker, 1893
Mar-18-05  goldthread: In the final position, I wonder that Keres did not tacitly offer a draw by retreating the King to d8.
Jan-22-06  malbase: On this game:
I read the text from a Reinfeld book which is not in print, and not on the Dover List. The notes were by Max Euwe, Tartakower, Reinfeld, Fine and others. Covered Keres 1936-2937, with deep notes. On the above game: A draw was never offered.
The final note: Keres went over the time limit through a misunderstanding of subsequent analysis the game was indicated as a draw. Two notes by Euwe:
Move 45 by Black R-d3! Keres takes full advantage of drawing chances. 45-: Rf7 and White Wins with 46 Nf5. Move 48. White not satisfied with a DRAW.
Did Keres error in the Game:
Euwe gives 25 -: g4? as giving W the better game.
Rh-f8 should have been played.
Move 21: White creates as many difficulties for Keres - chances on the King side. Move 33: Best. If KxP Black wins. try it out.
Feb-10-15
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  whiteshark: The loss to Grob was a peculiar loss, as Keres writes:

<"At 4th round I achieved an excellent position against Grob, then blundered a pawn which completely ruined it. However, I was still able to balance the position, but then I lost on time! On 51st move, just before time control he was in time trouble, which he was able to neutralize. I had about 20 minutes (!) to make my 51st move, but I forgot that I had to make one more move and lost on time!">

source: http://schaken.chess.com/blog/gara2...

Feb-10-15
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  Marmot PFL: 7..Qd5 isn't bad but 7..Qg5 is much better. Almost every game in the db is a win for black, several in under 30 moves.
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