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Paul Keres vs Aarne Hermlin
Tallinn Kalev-Joud (1968), rd 2, Nov-23
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack. Fianchetto Variation Lutikov Gambit (B31)  ·  1-0
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Aug-06-05
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  nasmichael: The Champion from Estonia versus the Estonian Champion 1968 in combat--for those who follow either of these, how did this game and games like this contribute to Rossolimo Attack, or understanding of the Sicilian in general?
Aug-06-05  Kangaroo: To <nasmichael>: As far as I am concerned, the position after <6.d4 cxd4 7.cxd4 d5> looks pretty new.

Perhaps, Black was afraid of taking the pawn <7 ... Nxe4> - yet there have been numerous attempts since aimed at proving the well known saying: <the best way to refute the gambit is to accept it> ... .

The coincidence that Keres was one of the best players in chess history and very close to the world chess champion's title, while Hermlin happened to be the champion of Estonia does not make them get close to each other... .

Jan-23-16  ToTheDeath: The kind of position you must avoid playing against the Rossolimo attack. Black is solid looking after 18 moves but in reality too passive and White has it all his own way.
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