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Leonid Stein vs Paul Keres
Parnu (1971), Parnu EST, rd 12, Jun-26
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. King's Indian Formation (A15)  ·  1-0


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Jul-24-05  ughaibu: This is a great combination of Stein's but how about 21....Bc3?
Jul-24-05  notyetagm: Beautiful game by Stein, defeating the great Paul Keres in a mere 30 moves.
Jul-24-05  notyetagm: Nice finishing touch, 30 ♘d5!, attacking the f6-knight (<remove the guard>) which defends the critical e8-rook. Black's game collapses and Keres resigns.
Oct-09-05  lopium: I dont't know about 21...BxNc3. Totally another game I think.
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  chancho: Beating a legend in such fashion is truly remarkable.
Jun-23-06  russep: Amazing game by Stein.
Feb-16-07  Cyphelium: <ughaibu> I think it's similar to the game after 21.- ♗xc3 22. ♖xe7+ ♔xe7 23. d6+ ♔e8 24. dxc7. It looks like black will end up being down in material whatever he plays.
Feb-16-07  ughaibu: Looking at it now, I cant remember what I was thinking, Bc3 looks worse than the game continuation.
Sep-23-10  Everett: My goodness. Stein was definitely a free thinker in the opening, especially with the English.
Jan-03-14  parisattack: One of the truly great power players. The final position and final move are impressive, indeed.

Stein played hypermodern opening themes but with much aggression.

Sep-03-14  capafischer1: Very sharp play to beat a legendary player.
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  chancho: When Stein went <Franken> on the opposition, he left devastation in his wake.

Dead at 38.

What he might have accomplished in the chessic landscape if he had not died so prematurely.

Jan-04-16  jerseybob: Some points from Gufeld's notes: 5..Bd7 is better than Keres' c6, and now if 6.Qd4,Nf6; Gufeld recommends 8..Bh6!(instead of Bg7) to chop some wood; and he recommends 20..Ndc5(instead of 20..Nc7?), 21.Bc5,Bc3! with an inferior but possibly defensible position for black.
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