chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Arthur Dunkelblum vs Paul Keres
"Slam Dunk" (game of the day Jul-17-2004)
Ostend (1937), Ostend BEL, rd 7, Apr-17
Indian Game: Spielmann-Indian (A46)  ·  0-1
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

NOTE: You are using our new chess viewer, "Olga." For more info see the Olga Quickstart Guide. You can switch back to the old viewer (pgn4web) from the pulldown menu below. If you have questions or suggestions see our Olga chessforum.

explore this opening
find similar games 2 more A Dunkelblum/Keres games
sac: 14...Qc6 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-04-02
Premium Chessgames Member
  PinkZebra: Can white allow the bishop on f1 to take on g2? I think that better chances are to be had for white while he is a pawn up with a safer castled position.
Oct-04-02  bishop: I agree that 18.Kxf1 is better but even after that I think that Black has sufficient counterplay for his pawn in his lead in development and strong Bishop.
Jul-17-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: Wow, that b-pawn made quite a journey in 22 moves--and in the end it decided the game!
Jul-17-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Shouldn't it be "Dunk Slammed"?. Here is another case of the overworked queen. She has to mind her own d file and find time to stop such an impudent pawn---she can't.
Jul-17-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  vonKrolock: Keres plays a sort of counter-gambit and obtains a strong attack combinating an open a1-h8 line for his Bishop, advanced 'a' Pawn and the virtual N+R battery... the crisis arrives after 17...Bxf1: Dunkelblum (= "dark flower" in german or yiddish) tries 18.Nc3?! whith the good intention of avoiding the dangers, but this is not enough... but even whith first 18.Kxf1 Rxd8 and then (a) 19.Nc3 Black seems to come off well after, p. ex. (a1) 19...Qa6+ 20.Ne2(forced) a3!, or even 19...Nxe3+ 20.Qxe3 Qa6+! (nota: not 20...Qxe3?? 21.fxe3 a3 22.Rd1! Rxd1 23.Nxd1 axb2 24.Nxb2 Bxb2 25.Nc4!! and the pawn 'c' queens...); or (b) 19.Na3 Nxe3+ 20.Qxe3 Qxe3 21.fxe3 Bxb2 etc
Feb-28-06  MorphyMatt: Excellent! 23. ♕xd5 b1=♕!! wins big.
Jan-19-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: 21 ... axb2! is such an innocent-looking move but it wins immediately, since it ties down either the White c3-knight (<knights control only one square>) or the White d1-rook (<heavy pieces on the back rank do not count on the file>) to the defense of the b1-promotion square.

Hence one of those two White pieces cannot also be counted as attacking the Black d5-knight (<OVERWORKED>), which means that White actually attacks the Black d5-knight -two- times and not the -three- that it appears to be. This tactical situation is nicely summarized by Weteschnik's saying <OBLIGATION RESTRICTS MOBILITY>.

Keres was such a great player.

Jan-19-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: <MorphyMatt: Excellent! 23. Qxd5 b1=Q!! wins big.>

Very nice. 23 ♕xd5 makes the White d5-queen loose. 23 ... b1=♕! then <REMOVES THE GUARD> of the loose White d5-queen by <PINNING> it to the White h1-king.

23 ♕xd5? b1=♕! and then

24 ♕x♕e6 ♕x♖d1+ <zwischenschach> and 25 ... fx♕e6

24 ♖x♕b1 <deflection from d5> ♕x♕d5

Jan-19-07  syracrophy: <notyetagm> In fact, Black wins more (and more forced) with 23.♕xd5 ♕xd5 24.♖xd5 b1=♕+ 25.♔g2 ♕e4+ wins the ♖ right away
Jan-19-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Position after continuation 23 ♕c2 ♖xd1+ 24 ♕xd1:


click for larger view

Now Black wins with 24 ... ♕e4+ 25 f3 b1=♕!


click for larger view

and Black forces the trade of the White queen for one of his -two- Black queens, leaving him a whole queen ahead:

26 fx♕e4 ♕x♕d1+
26 ♕x♕b1 ♕x♕b1+ <rubberband>

It was this position from a Reinfeld tactical puzzle book, after Black's 24 ... ♕e4+, which lead Reinfeld to write <"Notice the immediate decisive effect of gaining control of the promotion square">.

Feb-19-07  MaczynskiPratten: Chernev's comment on this was "Could a Pawn voted as "least likely to succeed" become the star of the show?" Not bad for a doubled isolated "weak" pawn...
Jan-23-08  jovack: white should've taken a minute to see that his tactics wouldn't work. and he was doing quite good for a while.
Aug-19-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Keres games are just so magnificent.

Keres was so incredibly tactically alert (21 ♖a1-d1 a3xb2!).

Aug-19-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: <syracrophy: <notyetagm> In fact, Black wins more (and more forced) with 23.Qxd5 Qxd5 24.Rxd5 b1=Q+ 25.Kg2 Qe4+ wins the R right away>


click for larger view


click for larger view


click for larger view


click for larger view


click for larger view

Aug-19-08  ILikeFruits: it it as slam dunk as...
tenet's iraq war...
peace and love...
to all God's creation...
and mother earth...
Aug-20-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Just a beautiful game by Keres, included in his best games collection.
May-22-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: What a game by Keres.

I find it very hard to believe that he never became World Champion.

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
The Pawn least likely to succeed
from MaczynskiPratten's favorite games by MaczynskiPratten
13.......a4
from villasinian's favorite games by villasinian
There's more than one way to protect a pawn.
from Tac-Tac Train - All Aboard! by fredthebear
Spielmann-Indian (A46) 0-1 Deflection & promotion inevitable
from Queenside Raps and Zaps by fredthebear
The DIRP Immortal!
from DIRP! Compiled by Phony Benoni by fredthebear
Brutal Attacking Chess
by Timothy Glenn Forney
24 ... Qe4+ gains control of the b1-promotion square with tempo
from NOTICE THE IMMEDIATE DECISIVE EFFECT OF GAINING by notyetagm
21 ... axb2! restricts mobility of White c3-N or d1-R to b1
from Obligation restricts mobility by notyetagm
queen diverted by impudent pawn
from quick knockouts by traps by kevin86
Spielmann-Indian (A46) 0-1 Deflection & promotion inevitable
from K Players by fredthebear
21 ... a3xb2! either White c3-knight or d1-rook must defend b1
from OVERLOADED! by notyetagm
July 17: Slam Dunk
from Game of the Day 2004 by Jaredfchess
Brutal Attacking Chess
by JoseTigranTalFischer
The DIRP Immortal!
from DIRP! by Phony Benoni
21 - a3xb2! White c3-knight,d1-rook cannot both attack d5-knigh
from Defending one square is a full-time job by notyetagm
The Road to the Top & The Quest for Perfection
by Bidibulle
Spielmann-Indian (A46) 0-1 Deflection & promotion inevitable
from Pawn Levers, Rollers, Bones, Forks, + , Promos by fredthebear
Paul Keres "Valitud Partiid"
by Legend
The long diagonal
by beatgiant
Game of the Jul-17-04
from Games of the day 5 by Herkus
plus 13 more collections (not shown)


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2017, Chessgames Services LLC