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Paul Keres vs Andre Lilienthal
USSR Absolute Championship (1941), Leningrad- Moscow URS, rd 9, Apr-05
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Worrall Attack Delayed castling line (C86)  ·  1-0


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Dec-09-05  paladin at large: Would not have 71.....Rg5+, driving the white king back, offered better drawing chances?
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  euripides: <paladin> 72 Rxf8 is tempting.
Dec-09-05  paladin at large: <euripides> Oops, thanks.
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  CapablancaFan: <paladin at large> <<Would not have 71.....Rg5+, driving the white king back, offered better drawing chances?>> No, because even though dosen't mark move 71.Ke5 with a (+) it is indeed a DISCOVERED CHECK.(Notice the rook on f3). So because of this check 71...Rg5+ is not possible.
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  GrahamClayton: Keres does an excellent job of activating his rook from:

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Sep-21-14  Bycotron: Lilienthal had a strong advantage from the opening but he must have been getting tired around move 24. He probably thought he had a sure draw around move 30, but Keres wasn't done fighting! Amazing resourcefulness and accuracy by Keres in this ending.
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