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Max Pavey vs Paul Keres
USA-URS (1954), New York, NY USA, rd 4, Jun-23
King's Indian Defense: Normal. King's Knight Variation (E60)  ·  1-0


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Mar-16-05  Runemaster: Well played by Pavey, against a mighty opponent. This endgame is perhaps an example of how a knight, used well, can constantly cause problems(even for Keres!) although the bishop might theoretically be the stronger piece.
Mar-16-05  EmperorAtahualpa: uhhmm.. why did black sacrifice its bishop on 61...Bxg3+?
Mar-16-05  Karpova: black didn't want to lose his rook (threat: ng4:+ and then he has to play rg4:) he probably thought he had more chances r vs n+r than b vs r
Mar-05-08  astaub: It appears to me that simply 38 ... Qf5 preserves the win for Black because now White does not have the tactical shot of 39 Nd7. I think Keres may have felt that Black was safe after 40 Rc4, overlooking the fact that a couple of moves later his bishop on e6 is in all sorts of trouble.
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  perfidious: Is that Al Horowitz to Pavey's right?

Seeing the site of the match recalls memories, twenty years on, of first playing in New York at the Hotel McAlpin, in Midtown Manhattan.

It was quite a treat for this then 1300 player to see all sorts of masters and titled players in the open section. Little did I dream I would get to sit across from my share of them in days to come!

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