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


register now - it's free!
Paul Keres vs Svetozar Gligoric
Zurich (1959)  ·  Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Flohr System (C92)  ·  1-0
To move:
Last move:

explore this opening
find similar games 24 more Keres/Gligoric games
sac: 33.Rxd3 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Some games have photographs. These are denoted in the game list with the icon.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with the default chess viewer, please see the Pgn4web Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 3 OF 3 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Mar-24-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  YouRang: I was a bit lazy this morning and settled for winning the exchange and a pawn. I went for 33. Bxd3 cxd3 34. Nh6+ Kh8 35. Kf2+ Kg7 36. Nxd8 Rxd8 37. Rxd3 and White is ahead materially and Black is all tied up.

I'm giving myself half a point! :-|

Mar-24-06  KYENNY139: <YouRang> Huh?
Mar-24-06  KYENNY139: Where was your previous post? I cannt see it/
Mar-24-06  KYENNY139: <crafty> Are you the computer crafty? I saw you in the store when I bought my Junior. Are you stronger than Junior? I saw you were cheaper. Who has the higher rating? Are you the computer World Champion or is Junior? I used to have Fritz 7 but he was not good. I remember when there was only Fritz. And how great everyone thought he was. But now he is not world class anymore. What do you think of his play Mr. Crafty?
Mar-24-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  crafty: 33. Nxf6+ Rxf6 34. Rxd3 Rdf8 35. Rd5 R6f7 36. Qb4 Nb8   (eval 1.42; depth 15 ply; 250M nodes)
Mar-24-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: <KYENNY139> User: crafty is an account run by the administrators. If you click on that link you can read the details.

We removed crafty's previous post because we want it to spend some more time on analyzing the move. It will chime in again in a minute or two. It seems as if 33.Nxf6+ is an alternate solution.

Mar-24-06  Sleepyeyeguy: Anyway, um, the previous post for those of you who can't see it is I saw 33.Rxd3 cxd3 34.Nh6+ Kh8 35.Bb3.. threatening 36.Bg8 and then mate. If rook takes 37.Nf7+ Kg7 37.Ng5+..with mate in the next move... Either this is too easy for a Friday puzzle or I'm just better at chess than I thought
Mar-24-06  Sleepyeyeguy: So are there any problems that anyone sees with my line that doesn't lead to an equally valid solution? let me know
Mar-24-06  KYENNY139: <chessgames.com> Oh
Mar-24-06  DP12: jahhaj, the position is not really complicated. 34...R:f2 looked too loose to me last night because after 35.Kg1 The rook is hanging to B:d3. The queen is hanging to Q:h7+ Kf8 Ne6+. Therefore, from a logical perspective the only theoretically possible defense is Rf6 defending the rook and covering e6 but then R:d3 or even B:d3 win. One very pretty although not that relevant line I saw yesterday was 35... Qc6 36.Ne6 (Q:d8, B:d3) Rf7 37. Q:f7! K:f7 38. N:d8+. Thinking in these terms is often helpful even in tactical positions.
Mar-24-06  Mendrys: Dang! I was sure it was 33. Rxd3. I saw 33. Rxd3 cxd3 34. Bb3+ Kh8 but after 35 Nxf6 I thought black could reply 35....Nxf6 not seeing that this loses the Queen! Oh well, it is a friday puzzle after all.
Mar-24-06  jmw128: First time poster...long time lurker/puzzle of the day fan. I got the exact solution. The obvious Nh6+ led me to look at the Nxf6+ idea. This led me to look at Rxd3 in order to force Kh8. Interesting puzzle.
Mar-24-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <jmw128> Hello! Welcome to the group! You saw a lot more than I did here. ;>D See you around.
Mar-24-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: I saw the three tactics, but not in the correct order. I hate it when that happens :0
Mar-24-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  jahhaj: <Sleepyeyeguy> After 33.Rxd3 cxd3 34.Nh6+ Kh8 35.Bb3 Rde8 White has to retreat his queen and so there is no mate (if 36.Nf7+ Kg7!).
Mar-24-06  Halldor: My first impression this morning was that this could maybe end in a smothered mate, but I couldn't clear the way for the queen, and for a long time I thought that the knight should go to h6 at the right moment. I even looked at the rook sac 33. Rxd3 in this connection.

But later today I had some time for this puzzle again and then took a fresh start looking at 33. Rxd3 cxd3 34.Bb3+ Kh8, but then I was stuck for an incredible long time... Suddenly I saw 35. Nf6!! RxN 36. Ng5 and Black can't defend h7 anymore. - I completely overlooked Black's counterattack which is very clever, the rook on f2 is poisoned.

Mar-24-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: < User: crafty is an account run by the administrators. If you click on that link you can read the details. >

Hmmmmm. I had no idea that's who Crafty was.

Mar-24-06  Ribo: move 5: why doesn't black capture the pawn on e4 ?
Mar-24-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: << User: crafty is an account run by the administrators. If you click on that link you can read the details. >

Hmmmmm. I had no idea that's who Crafty was.>

no indeed, i always thought crafty was a low rated patzer of 89 years old with the exciting hobby of knitting -.-

Mar-25-06  Halldor: <Ribo> Welcome! - your first kibitz. 5...Nxe4 would have been the Open Variation of Ruy Lopez, it's lively but Black chooses the slow positional struggle of the Closed Ruy Lopez.
Mar-25-06  Ribo: <Halldor> hey haha.. thanks, i couldn't resist to ask. i found quite a bunch of games here with this variation and it's clear now, cheers.
Mar-28-06  patzer2: White's 33. Rxd3! prepares the first of two decisive clearance sham sacrifices, setting up a mating attack.
Jan-12-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: The system with 10..Na5 and 11..Nc4 is rarely used. The five moves with the queen knight ending up on d7 certainly looks peculiar. Keres was not happy with his opening (he felt that 16 a4 and 18 Qd3 were inaccurate) saying that Black could have equalized with 18..d5 19 exd..exd 20 axb..axb 21 Qxb5..Bxd5 22 Qd3. After 18..c4? and 20..g6? White had an advantage.

Keres after 24 dxe!: "With this, all possible complications by means of the advance of ..d5 are thwarted, and White develops overwhelming pressure. The bishop on a3, in conjunction with the open d-file and the weakness on c4 now bring to bear a pressure on on the enemy position that cannot be withstood."

Keres felt that Gligoric's best chance was to give up the c-pawn with 31..Rfe8 32 Qb4. After the weakening 31..f6? White's attack won quickly. Both 32 Rde8 and 32 Kh8 would have been answered by 33 Nxf6+!.

Sep-21-10  ozmikey: Beautiful finish!
Oct-10-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: White lets the Black R to huff and puff itself out and waits patiently for the mate that he has already lined up.
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 3)
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 3 OF 3 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, 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, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other users.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


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, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
An exchange sacrifice
from outplayer's favorite games by outplayer
33.? (Friday, March 24)
from Puzzle of the Day 2006 by Phony Benoni
WSS pg 14 move 27 on
from Secrets of Positional Chess- Drazen Marovic by takbook
Endgame is cool
from Chess is cool by ahmadov
Zurich 1959
by suenteus po 147
Keres opens opponent's position like a can opener
from Russian World Champions by kevin86
33.? (March 24, 2006)
from Friday Puzzles, 2004-2010 by Phony Benoni
Game 177
from Guess-the-Move Chess: 1940-1959 (Part 2) by Anatoly21
Ostritch problem, the sand is no help
from The Kamikaze Collection by sevenseaman
Keres; The man who could have been king
from werty's favorite games by werty
Ruy with Be7 grt. strtgy. by Keres -hs final attack electric!
from Richard Taylor's favorite games by Richard Taylor
Blok's Best Games of the Day
by Antonius Blok
Game 73
from Veliki majstori saha 20 KERES (1916-1975) by Chessdreamer
33. Rxd3!
from Clearance by patzer2
33.Rxd3 and Nxf6 opens lines of attack on the king
from Mate/ combinations by avidfan
33. Rxd3! 35. Nxf6!
from Beautiful moves by backrank
The Candidates' Tournaments, 1959-62
from The Road to the Top & The Quest for Perfection by Bidibulle


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 | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2014, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies