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Bruce Harper vs Paul Keres
Vancouver (1975), rd 4, May-19
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Mannheim Variation (D23)  ·  0-1


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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-21-03  Benjamin Lau: I like how white isn't even given a say in whether he will accept the sacrifice. If 37. Kh1, then Qh2 mate. If 37. Kf2, then Qd2+, winning the rook. Nice.
Jul-21-03  Corben: No, if 37. Kf2 then 37...Qd4+
and 2 more pretty mates in a style Morphy would love it: (38. Kg3 Qh4#) (38. Ke2 Qd2#)

Or like Fischer with black against a surpraised Keres in Curacao.

Jul-21-03  Benjamin Lau: Wow, you're right! I looked to Qd2+ because I didn't expect that, even if the sacrifice was declined, that an immediate checkmate would be possible in all variations. Pretty nice.
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  jaime gallegos: In Curazao RB Fischer made a good example of King attack and P Keres couldnt stop it... however this place was not so good to Booby, he lost many games and most important it was defeated 4-0 for Tahl !!!
Jul-22-03  WhoKeres: Not a bad game for someone who died about two weeks after the game was played! Keres scored 2-2 against Fischer in Curacao, incidentally. Bobby won and lost Ruy Lopezes against Keres, and drew a Sicilian and QGD as black.
Jul-23-03  Brian Watson: I think 29...Nf4 is the star move of the game. 30.NxN Qxd4ch 31.Kh1 Ng3ch 32.Kh2 NxBch 33.RxN QxNch, while the game continuation of 30Nb3 doesn't save the d pawn either.
Dec-11-10  jerseybob: jaime: You're mixing up the 1962 Candidates with 1959. It was in the earlier tourney that Bobby lost to Tal 0-4.
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