chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Paul Keres vs Boris Spassky
"Keres on My Wayward Son" (game of the day Nov-08-2015)
Gothenburg Interzonal (1955), Gothenburg SWE, rd 4, Aug-19
Queen's Indian Defense: Spassky System (E14)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 30 times; par: 41 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 26 more Keres/Spassky games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you do not want to read posts by a certain member, put them on your ignore list.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 5 OF 5 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Nov-08-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: What <FSR> said. What <FSR> said.
Nov-08-15  RFW3: <perfidious> Kansas were far from a one-hit wonder: the title cut of <Point of Know Return> and <Dust in the Wind> were also hits from that album.

True, they were not one hit wonders. But a slight correction here, Carry on Wayward Son and What's on My Mind were from the Leftoverture album.

Nov-08-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: technically, it's not a pun. Neither was the one you claimed authorship for some time ago, "How to beat Edmar Mednis."
Nov-08-15  mass61: Oh wow! spassky clearly didnt see it coming and probably almost fainted when keres made that queen sacrifice.
Nov-09-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <TGA> - <My favorite 1-hit wonder was dexys midnight runners>

Sorry, but Dexy's had at least two hits that I remember ... 'Come on Eileen' and, uh, the other one...

Nov-09-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: A great finish! The coming windmill with chop up black's position like a chainsaw!
Nov-09-15  Howard: Uhhhh......Kevin86, was that remark an intended pun on your part ?!

If you don't know what I'm referring to, the guy who played the murderer in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, just died at 68 ! Did you know that when you submitted that comment ?

Nov-09-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <Domdaniel: <TGA> - <My favorite 1-hit wonder was dexys midnight runners>

Sorry, but Dexy's had at least two hits that I remember ... 'Come on Eileen' and, uh, the other one...>

You clearly have an air-tight case :)

Nov-09-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <TGA> Heh, yes ... it was 'Geno', wasn't it? < They are best known for their songs "Come On Eileen" and "Geno", both of which peaked at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart.>

Another one hit wonder: Lieutenant Pigeon.

Nov-09-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Dom> Dexy's qualified Over Here as a one-hitter, but of course you are correct: they did well on the auld soil, same as Amii Stewart with her cover of <Knock on Wood>, her only hit in the USA, who enjoyed more success abroad.
Nov-11-15  morfishine: You are all correct about Kansas, they are not a one-hit wonder. I was too harsh. But here, there's a radio station that always BLABS: WDBO "Where its all about the Music" then if they say "And here's Kansas" its always that 'Carry on Wayward Son' song, and I quickly change the channel before I throw up

*****

Nov-11-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <morf> It is the same way here, along with <Point of Know Return> and <Dust in the Wind>, or the hard rock station which plays the same 8-10 tracks of Led Zeppelin (amongst other groups) as if no other music by that band has ever existed.
Nov-13-15  morfishine: <perfidious> I guess we can only choose our own music, play it, enjoy it, and ignore anything external
Mar-01-17  Saniyat24: Is Spassky's record solid in this line?
Mar-01-17  Saniyat24: ...and what a dramatic ending by Keres...!
Mar-01-17  Retireborn: <Saniyat24> He achieved a couple of draws, but has been more often seen on the White side of this variation, with mixed results eg

Spassky vs Tal, 1979

Spassky vs Ribli, 1980

Mar-01-17  sudoplatov: The position after 9... c5 is important for the theory of the Queen's Gambit and other opens that transpose into it. Sometimes the same position occurs but with the Black QN on c6. White has e2 for the Queen but Black lacks a corresponding square. The natural square c7 may run into a White Rook on c1. However here, Keres develops the Rook on d1 to push d5. White has the initiative in a symmetrical position.
Dec-03-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: A picture of them playing, but not this game:

https://images.chesscomfiles.com/up...

The demonstration board up top shows a different position.

<Harrwitz Bishops> Very strong!

<One hit wonder> Macarena!

Mar-29-18  Toribio3: Coordination of chess pieces adapted by Keres in demolishing Spassky's king. This is a masterpiece!
Jun-12-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Video analysis of this game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcC....
Sep-18-18  Mramire1: 30...Kxg7 31.Nxd7+ Kg8 32.Nf6+ Kf7 33.Nd5+ +-
Sep-18-18  SuperPatzer77: ‪1. Qxg7+!! Kxg7, 2. Nxd7+ Kg8, 3. Nf6+! Kf7, 4. Nd5+ winning the Black Queen back and that’s why Boris Spassky resigned
Jul-21-19  RadioBoy: Gadzooks! The spectator behind Keres is smoking!
Jul-21-19  Olavi: <RadioBoy> The picture is from Tallinn 1975: Keres vs Spassky, 1975 The spectator is Hillar Kärner, another participant.
Jul-21-19  Retireborn: <Olavi> Thanks for that. The last time they played each other, as Keres was in the last year of his life then. I thought the spectator might be Gipslis, nice to have him correctly identified.
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 5)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 5 OF 5 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
QID Spassky System (E14) 1-0 Q sac, mating attack
from E e3/e4 No Kside Fio by fredthebear
QID Spassky System (E14) 1-0 Q sac, mating attack
from y g-pawn/file demolitions grapple w/Fredthebear by fredthebear
tactics
by bishop
30.Qxg7!! annihilates black's entire kingside!
from Lokaz's favorite games by Lokaz
11/8
from Games of the day for 2015. by truepacifism
Paul Keres
by Legend
Queen's Indian
by Zhbugnoimt
Queen's Pawn 2
by GiantPickle
Fresh Attempts at the World Championship, 1955-6
from The Road to the Top & The Quest for Perfection by Bidibulle
How to Calculate Chess Tactics - Valeri Beim
by howardb86
BEST CHESS GAMES - PART 2
by Holadola
Queen sac with mate attack!!!
from Fantastic finishes! by Mudphudder
Invest in gold, and never get old
from "The Inner Game Of Chess" - the anthology by Operation Mindcrime
Queen Sacs, Part II
by Ron
power of knights- attack
from Games for teaching by Azzama
30.? (Tuesday, February 10)
from Puzzle of the Day 2004 by Phony Benoni
Keres' Whirligigs
by chocobonbon
QID-CZ
from 98_A45 - General Indian Game by whiteshark


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC