chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

J McCormik vs Paul Keres
Vancouver (1975), Vancouver CAN, rd 2, May-18
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. King's Indian Formation (A15)  ·  0-1
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 2,041 more games of Keres
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-30-11  King Death: White in this game was James McCormick, a.k.a. "Dirty Jim". http://www.365chess.com/view_game.p...
Sep-07-18  Boomie: Jim was a close friend back in my chess days. I also played in this tournament and got to watch the great Keres play chess. Even over 40 years later, I get chills.
Sep-07-18  Boomie: A casual glance at the game...

I would have played 9. Re1, preparing Bh1. If 9...Bxg2, 10. Kxg2 defends the white holes around the king. Notice that the finishing touch to the game would not have been decisive had the king been on g2 instead of g1.

White's strategy should probably have revolved around the half-opened c-file. White's pawn structure is golden until the knight invasion. After 9...Qxh3, Ng5 prevents black's Ng4 but otherwise accomplishes nothing. The knight seems more effective on e5 or f3. Ng5 is the result of Bxh3. White should have developed naturally with Rc1, Qc2, and pawn storm the queen side.

Sep-07-18  WorstPlayerEver: SF comes up with a killer draw variation:

9. Qb3 b6 10. Bg5 c5 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. Qd5 Qxd5 13. Nxd5 Bxg2 14. Nxf6+ exf6 15. Kxg2 Nc6


click for larger view

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC