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Alexander Kotov vs Paul Keres
USSR Championship (1948), Moscow URS, rd 9, Nov-25
French Defense: Tarrasch. Botvinnik Variation (C05)  ·  1-0


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  Honza Cervenka: Very good fight. If 41...Kh3, then 42.Rxh7#, if 41...Qxf3, then 42.Rc4+ winning the Queen.
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  Honza Cervenka: And, of course, if 41...Kh5, then 42.Rxh7+ Kg6 43.Rh6#.:-)
Jan-30-04  Catfriend: I can't find black's fatal error! <HC>, can you help me?
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  Honza Cervenka: I don't know if I can tell exactly where black made his last and decisive mistake, but maybe 33...Qxb2 with idea 34.Qxc4 Qxa2 would have been better. Of course, the wide open post of black King gives to white good chances for attack.
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