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Paul Keres vs Edgar Walther
Tel-Aviv ol (1964), Tel Aviv ISR, rd 1, Nov-03
King's Indian Defense: Petrosian Variation. Keres Defense (E93)  ·  1-0
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May-31-03  muayad ali: The whole idea of Bg5,h4,Nh2 and a piece sacrifice on g4 is now a standard plan against the King's indian.
Jun-02-03  drukenknight: muayad: funny you should say that, want to see a miniature where the sack is on h7? 1 e4 d6 2 Nf3 g6 3 h4 Bg7 4 Be2 00 5 h5 e5 6 Ng5 Nxh5 7 Nxh7 Kxh7 8 Bxh5 gxh5 9 Qxh5+ 1-0
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  notyetagm: <muayad ali: The whole idea of Bg5,h4,Nh2 and a piece sacrifice on g4 is now a standard plan against the King's indian.>

Wow, so this is the game in which Keres introduced this plan against the King's Indian.

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  KingG: Very instructive game.
Jun-12-11  Breyannis Nektarios: In fact, this is not the stem game.
Keres-Matanovic, Moscow 1963, is the one.
As for the game, I think a competent mythbuster may prove someday that in fact the position is not at all bad for Black after the simple 23...Qd7 (instead of the dreadful 23...Bg6). Indeed, it may even be clearly better for him! He will exchange rooks on the f-file, has a protected passed pawn, pawn on d5 is weak, white knight (h2) on the rim...
Mar-21-12  Anderssen99: Probably Keres, who strove for artistic moments in his games, planned the fabulous mating position that follows: 36. ...,Kh8. 37.Nf7+,Kg8 (...,Kg7. 38.h6+,Kg8. 39.Nd8+,Kh8. 40.Rxf8+ mating). 38.Nd8+,Kg7. 39.Qf7+!!,Kh8. 41.Qxf8+,Qg8. 42.Rh6+,Bh7. 43.Nf7 mate!!
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