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Boris Spassky vs Paul Keres
Amsterdam Candidates (1956), Amsterdam NED, rd 2, Mar-28
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Classical Defense. Alekhine System (D28)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-28-06  Resignation Trap: On 13...Nxe4 (instead of Keres' 13...Be4), White replies with 14.d5! leaving Black with three unenviable options: a) 14...exd5 15.Rxd5!
b) 14...c4 15.dxe6 fxe6 16.Bc2 Ndf6 17.Nd2 or
c) 14...c4 15.dxe6 cxb3 16.exd7+ Kc8 17.Be3! Bc5 18.Rac1!

Mar-28-06  Resignation Trap: In the final position, Spassky agreed to a draw, but he could have tried 30.Nxd5 Nxd5 31.Qxd5 h6 32.Qxa5, with the idea of promoting his d-Pawn.
Mar-28-06  Green Bishop: What is wrong with 28. Qxb6 or 29. Nxb1 or 30. Qxb6?
Mar-28-06  Resignation Trap: <Green Bishop> Actually, nothing is wrong with either of your moves!

The score on our database is wrong. The actual concluding moves were 27.Qc5 Rc2+ 28.Kg3 Rxb2 29.Bc7 Rc8. Everything should make sense now.

Mar-29-06  Green Bishop: Thank you, Resignation Trap, now everything make sense.
Jun-23-13  zydeco: <resignation trap> Good lines. But what about 13....Nxe4 14.d5 Ndf6 ? White can't win the pawn on e6 and black has a strong follow-up with ....Bd5.
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