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Paul Keres vs Hillar Karner
Tallinn Kalev-Joud (1967), rd 1, Nov-14
Four Knights Game: Spanish Variation (C49)  ·  1-0


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Jul-17-07  TaxiDriver: Does anybody know why this is 1-0? Was time involved, because I played quickly with fritz and I got a draw.
Jul-17-07  Draw Odds: If Black actually made the 40th move, it would be impossible to be flagged.
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  whiteshark: Final position:

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All but clear

Jul-17-07  DrGridlock: Fritz evaluates the position as +.82 (advantage to white), and gives the continuation -

Bc1, B x h3
R x b3, Q x b3
Q x h4, Bf5
Rd8+, R x d8
Q x d8, Kg7
Q x a5

Where white now has 3 kingside pawns vs black's 2. Maybe Karner had tickets for the opera that night, and preferred not to try to squeeze a draw out of that disadvantage vs Keres.

Jul-17-07  DrGridlock: Taxidriver - I assume when you played Fritz, you played as black. White has a combination of threats which seem to doom black's a-pawn: exchanging rooks on b3 to draw the queen away, taking black's h-pawn, and then check with the rook and queen after exchanging on d8 which forks the a-pawn. Did you find a way to save black's a-pawn?

It seems pretty hard for black to draw without the a-pawn, and playing a pawn down against the kingside pawns.

Jul-17-07  TaxiDriver: <DrGridlock> My analysis wasnt very reliable thats why I asked. I just forced the comp to make quick moves against itself in that position. Thanks
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