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Paul Keres vs Ratmir Kholmov
USSR Championship (1948), Moscow URS, rd 1, Nov-11
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System (C07)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  Resignation Trap: White might have still played for a win with 46. Ke2. Instead, Keres let his opponent draw with a stalemate theme (46...Qg4+! and 48...Qg4+!).
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  Calli: I believe Kholmov slyly sealed 42...Kg7?! losing a pawn, but catching Keres unprepared when the envelope was opened.. Naturally he took the pawn Qe7+, Qxf6 setting the stage for Kholmov's swindle.
Nov-05-06  ughaibu: Calli: Interesting idea. Here's another nice save by Kholmov: Szabo vs Kholmov, 1965
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