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Paul Keres vs Udo Tarve
Ch Estonia 1951-1952 (corr.) (1951), EST
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Modern Steinitz Defense (C75)  ·  1-0


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  perfidious: Perhaps Black was actually Udo Tarve.
Mar-12-18  Retireborn: <perfidious> My Keres database (from the Uncrowned Kings site) does give Black as Udo Tarve and puts this game in the 1951 Estonian correspondence ch.

It also gives a different score, starting from 21...gxh4, inserting the moves 22.Be3 Rb8, and then 23.Bxa4 and so on as given.

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  hemy: <Retireborn>, Indeed, the score of the game was, like you mentioned, different.

This game was published in the book "Керес - 100 партий" ("Keres - 100 games") by Keres, 1966, on the pages 241-243, game 61.

You can download it from my dropbox:

The name of the Black is Udo Tarve, as <perfidious> already pointed out.

It was played in 1951-1952 Estonian correspondence chess championship.

Mar-13-18  Retireborn: <hemy> Many thanks. Have downloaded that!
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  heuristic: another score issue?


26.Ra8 Qxa8 (26...Rb8 27.Qc6+) 27.Qxa8+ Ke7 28.Qc8

Mar-13-18  Retireborn: <heuristic> Yes, but that shows that 22.Be3 was actually played, I think.

My score goes 22.Be3 Rb8 23.Bxa4 Bg7 24.Bxc6 Bxc6 25.Rxa6 Bxd5 26.Qxd5 Rxb4 27.Qc6+ 1-0. If 27...Qd7 28.Ra8+ Ke7 29.Ra7 wins the queen (and probably the king); that's not possible in the presented score where the bishop is still on c1.

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  hemy: <Retireborn> Your score of this game is correct, it is matching the score I took from the book "Керес - 100 партий" ("Keres - 100 games") by Keres, 1966, on the pages 241-243, game 61.

[Event "Ch Estonia 1951-1952 (corr.)"]
[Site "Estonia"]
[Date "1951.??."]
[Round ""]
[White "Keres Paul (EST)"]
[Black "Tarve Udo (EST)"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C75"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 d6 5. c3 Bd7 6. d4 Nge7 7. Bb3 h6 8. Nh4= Na5 9. Bc2 g5 10. Nf5 Nxf5 11. exf5 Qf6 12. d5 c6 13. Na3 b5 14. b4 Nb7 15. Nb1 Nd8 16. a4 bxa4 17. c4 Bxf5 18. dxc6 Nxc6 19. Nc3 Bd7 20. Nd5 Qd8 21. h4 gxh4 22. Be3 Rb8 23. Bxa4 Bg7 24. Bxc6 Bxc6 25. Rxa6 Bxd5 26. Qxd5 Rxb4 27. Qc6+ 1-0

Mar-13-18  Retireborn: <hemy> That's good to know. Will get round to your book soon, I hope.

I'm wondering if you can help with an ancient query of mine? I have noticed that not only Gufeld but also the Russbase site thinks that it was Mark Tseitlin who played in this tournament:-

M S Tseitlin vs Kasparov, 1978

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  hemy: <Retireborn> <I have noticed that not only Gufeld but also the Russbase site thinks that it was Mark Tseitlin who played in this tournament> ... and thy are right. I will add a comment about that game on the CG page M S Tseitlin vs Kasparov, 1978
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