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Paul Keres vs Fridrik Olafsson
Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade Candidates (1959), Bled, Zagreb & Belgrade YUG, rd 14, Sep-29
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Variation (B43)  ·  1-0
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-01-13
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  Chessical: Olafsson equalises, only to blunder by overlooking a hidden threat to his back rank in time trouble.


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He had to play either <27...Be7> or <27...Qa7> with reasonable prospects.

Olafsson is eyeing a mate on <g1>, and he calculated that the threat to his <d> pawn was mitigated by this.

Unfortunately, he did not notice that <28...Qb6> to simultaneously threaten the Bishop and mate on <g1> is refuted by <29.Bc5>. The Black Queen cannot take this impudent Bishop as her counterpart will then land on the unprotected <b8> and mate Black.

At this stage, half way through the tournament, Olafsson was the back-marker. To his credit, he fought on and in the very next round defeated Petrosian in a long game taking advantage of his opponent's poor endgame play! Petrosian vs F Olafsson, 1959

Nov-17-13  zydeco: If 41....Bc6 42.Bxc6 Rxe5 43.d7 queens.
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