keypusher: <WhoKeres: A famous game from the 1956 Candidates Tournament. 38. Kh2 is a blunder. Keres apparently found four winning lines at move 38, but selected this move as he thought it won most clearly.>
Simplest was 38.Qf6! Nxe5 39.Qxe5 and 39....Re8 is crushed by 40.Qc7.
Keres only had this chance, though, because 36....Nf7 was a blunder. Instead 36....Rc4 was dead equal, according to Shredder.
About the tournament as a whole, Keres wrote: <I employed new tactics at this tournament, the chief idea being to save as much energy as possible. For this purpose I was ready to incur a series of short draws whenever the position offered very few realistic chances of obtaining an advantage. In between, I aimed at inserting here and there a full point. One may indeed entertain varying opinions about such a strategy, but in Amsterdam they served very well.>
<The Quest for Perfection, p. 99>
In the first half of the tournament Keres went +2-0=7, good for a second place tie with Bronstein, a half point behind Geller. In the tenth round Keres beat Bronstein in this famous game Bronstein vs Keres, 1956, which put him in first. But (says Keres) he failed convert strategically won positions Spassky and Pilnik into wins, which allowed Smyslov to catch up.
Going into this game, played in the next-to-last round as WhoKeres said, Keres was a half-point behind Smyslov.