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

There is a clue unsolved right now on the Holiday Contest Clues Page!   [Official Contest Rules]
Please see this announcement for some updates.
(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Paul Keres vs Ernst Zimmer
Deutsche Schachzeitung 5th corr (1934), ?
Grob Opening: Grob Gambit. Keres Gambit (A00)  ·  0-1


find similar games 2,039 more games of Keres
sac: 27...Rxa3 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can step through the moves by clicking the < and > buttons, but it's much easier to simply use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-09-06  Knight13: Keres missed 27...Rxa3! in a correspondence game! He must've thought that he could win the exchange back, but no...

Nice tactic.

Jan-21-08  sambo: Not much to recommend the Grob in this game, but the game is full of nice moves.

20. Rxd5 is surely unexpected. Why not 20. Nxd5 instead? Then Keres could establish his rook on d5 after the exchanges, and (because of that pawn on g4; thanks, Grob!) maybe think about pushing his h-pawn later on.

27...Rxa3 is nice. That's a good Friday-ish puzzle, in my opinion: not obvious, but because of the dearth of other possibilities it's solvable.

Premium Chessgames Member
  ajile: One of the keys for Black against the Grob is to not play an early Nf6. Since Nf6 allows White to play the thematic g5 kicking the Knight. In this game Black develops normally and plays his king knight to e7. Against such a logical approach the most White can hope for in this opening is a draw.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, 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, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.

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, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CORRESPONDENCE (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
Grob Gambit. Keres Gambit (A00) 0-1 Too many White sacrifices
from Good, Bad, Grob and the Ugly Fredthebear by fredthebear
Grob Opening: Grob Gambit. Keres Gambit
from UNCOMMON OPENINGS by gambitfan

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