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Paul Keres vs Janis Vilkins
corr (1932) (correspondence), ?
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit Zukertort Defense (C25)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  Honza Cervenka: This Steinitzian royal stroll by Keres could have ended pretty bad. After quiet 11...Bh5 black theatens to play g5 and white Knight cannot retreat on f3 for Bg6#. White has no good defence against it. For example 12.Bxf4 loses a piece after 12...Re8+ 13.Be5 Nf6+ 14.Nxf6 gxf6 15.Bb5 fxe5 16.d5 Rd8 17.dxc6 Rd4+ and 18...Rxh4. Also 12.Nxf4 is not sufficient for 12...Re8+ 13.Kf5 (13.Kd5 Bf7+ ) 13...g6+ 14.Nhxg6 hxg6+ 15.Nxg6 Nxd4+ not only with decisive material advantage, but with a mating attack. After 12.Bb5 black can continue with 12...Rxd5 and if 13.Kxd5, then 13...Nf6+ 14.Kc4 [14.Ke6 Bg4+ 15.Nf5 (15.Kf7 Nd8#) 15...Nxd4+ 16.Ke5 (16.Kf7 Bh5#) 16...Nxf5 17.Kxf4 Bd6+ with a mate in few moves.] 14...Be2+ etc.
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  Honza Cervenka: 14.Kf5 should have lost the game. 14.Kg6 was necessary. Black missed 14...Bh5! (threatens Nxd4#) 15.c3 (or 15.Be3) 15...Nge7+ 16.Nxe7+ (16.Ke4 Nxd5+ 17.Kxd5 Bf7# or 17.Kf5 Rhf8#) 16...Nxe7+ with a mate in 2 moves.
Oct-07-07  OBIT: Keres tried 8. c3 in a 1935 postal game and was crushed in 12 moves:

Keres vs W Kunerth, 1936

Oct-07-07  psmith: <OBIT> See my comment on that game. It's not clear White is losing in the final position.
Oct-07-07  psmith: <Honza Cervenka> Even after 14. Kg6 White is lost, as indicated by analysis with Fritz 5.32: 14... Nge7+ 15. Nxe7 Nxe7+ 16. Kxg7 Reg8+ 17. Kf6 Rf8+ 18. Kg7 Rhg8+ 19. Kxh6 Rf6+ 20. Ng6 Rgxg6+ 21. Bxg6 Rxg6+ 22. Kh7 Bxc2 winning.
Oct-17-12  blackburne: No Wilkins. Black is Janis Vilkins
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  mifralu: This game has additional moves:
< 24. ... Nd4 25. Rhf1 g5 26. Rf7 Rxf7 27. Kxf7 Re2 28. Bc3 Rf2+ 29. Kg7 Ne2 30. Rc2 Rxg2 31. Rd2 Ke6 32. Kxh6 g4 33. Kh5 Nf4+ 34. Kh4 Rxd2 35. Bxd2 Kf5 36. Kg3 Ne6 37. b4 b5 38. Be3 a6 39. Ba7 d5 40. Kf2 d4 41. Kg3 d3 42. Be3 Ng5 43. Kf2 Nf3 44. h3 d2 45. hxg4+ Kxg4 1/2-1/2 >

Source "Šaha Māksla, 15 August 1938, p. 229"

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  whiteshark: Link to <mifralu>'s source:
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  whiteshark: White reaches the 8th rank (g8) on move 24 only to run back to f2 subsequently. Is this a record breaker?
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