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Raymond Keene vs Stephen G R Kerr
"Kerr's Errs" (game of the day Aug-15-2004)
Sydney (1979), ?
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Variation (E45)  ·  1-0


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  Eggman: White's Queen checks, maneuvering the Queen to where she can support the decisive blow, remind me of the game J Barry vs Pillsbury, 1889, where White announced mate in 13 following Black's 31st move.
Aug-15-04  tweetypie: <Eggman> Great link. It's the same idea - maneuvering the queen into a position to win material. In the Barry game for a pin, in the above game for a discovered check. Good stuff.
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  vonKrolock: The successfull attack in this game is an excellent example of the 6.Ng3 variation launched in two "Wertheim T", New York 1951 games: Evans-Fine (4th Round) and Reshevsky-Santasiere (8th)]. The 9.d5 line was showed notably in Spassky-Hübner from München (Munich) 1979, i mean Spassky vs Huebner, 1979 and a notable game whith the 9.0-0 line showed by <ray keene> in his detailed notes is A Lombard vs Korchnoi, 1978
Aug-15-04  Calchexas: Excellent game by GM Keene. Apart from 1.d4??, which overextends the d-pawn and is theoretically losing, his play seems completely sound. (Better is 1.Nf3!!) ;)
Aug-15-04  Saruman: Calchexas can you prove that? :-)
Aug-15-04  Calchexas: No, of course not. Can you prove that?
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  kevin86: I once read a story about a game where both players make an opening series of knight moves-all with exclamation points!! In the story-is a truth:pawn moves are all weakening,and irreversable. Calchexas states the same idea.

In the movie:WARGAMES-"global thermonuclear war--the only winning move,is not to play.How would you like to play a nice game of chess?"

Aug-15-04  Calchexas: 1.Nf3! Nf6! 2.Nc3! Nc6! 3.Ng1! Nb8! 4.Nb1! Nc8!! 1/2-1/2 "Thank you for an enjoyable game."
Oct-09-04  Catfriend: Actually, the final position is quite equal, with play for both sides
Oct-20-04  morphy234: Black lost his queen.
Nov-02-04  Catfriend: I didn't speak about Mr.Keene's game, I meant the post by <Calchexas>!
Nov-03-04  who: In the notes for move 9. why not 12.Qxa6?
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  ray keene: qxa6 nc5 thats the point
Nov-23-08  piever: Very nice game, with excellent annotations... Does anybody know what book are they from?

9. a3 is a very interesting idea. In the game white gets a (very) improved Saemisch variation of the Nimzo Indian, but I'm not sure that white is better after 10...exd4 11. cxd4 Nxd4 12. Bb2 c5 13. Bxd4 cxd4 14. 0-0: Black might try to exploit the c4 weakness or even provoke f3 by exerting pressure on e4... I'm not sure I would prefer white after this, what am I missing?

Anyway after 10...d6 white's play seems to be simply perfect and black is crushed...

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  ray keene: <piever> the notes are from my book grandmaster strategy see for details
Mar-29-18  Vitez: This game is on YouTube:
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