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Bozidar Ivanovic vs Paul Keres
Bosna 15th (1972), Sarajevo BIH, rd 13, Apr-03
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Keres Defense (C96)  ·  0-1


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  Honza Cervenka: Lovely game. Young Ivanovic won the Queen by a pretty combo but the prize of it was a little bit high and Keres with 2R+B+N outplayed opponent's Q+R in great style after that. It seems to be that 19.Qxd4 would have been better. Instead of 20.Rg3?! white could have played also 20.exd5! Bxa3 21.dxc6! (21.Nxc6 is not bad too) with more than sufficient compensation for the exchange.
Oct-31-08  DWINS: I agree <Honza>, this is a very exciting fighting game. It's a shame that no one else has commented on it.

However, Keres disagrees with you on 20.Rg3. He gives it an exclamation point and says, "This had to be calculated precisely as otherwise White would remain the exchange down. After 20.exd5 Bxa3, neither 21.dxc6 Bb4 nor 21.Nxc6 Bc5 offers White sufficient initiative for the exchange."

Oct-31-08  Xeroxx: Wooh. Hoho what a game!

Reminds me of that Lasker vs Euwe game for some reason.

Mar-19-09  Xeroxx: Euwe vs Lasker, 1934
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