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Raymond Keene vs Eric Schiller
Windy City Invitational (1985), Chicago, IL USA
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation. Main lines (B18)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  ray keene: actually eric tricked me-i wamted to try something unusual but after 2..c6 i cd see nothing better than a standard caro kann for which he was supremely well prepared-btw i have lost the score of my game v friedman i think it was from that tournament chicago 1985-if anyone knows him or of him or has the games from the event i wd like to hear from them-i think this is the only game score of mine i have now failed to locate
Apr-07-05  Shams: with all due respect, it hardly seems that tricky! I don't play the caro but 2...c6 seems like the most natural reply now that white's c-pawn is blocked.

GM Keene please forgive my insolence, it's the donkey in me.

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  Eric Schiller: Eventually, my notes to the game may be posted. Basically, Ray used a suggestion of Kasparov, where Garry claimed advantage for White. I was prepared and respectfully disagree with the evaluation. I had little difficulty drawing. The game is of some importance for theory, but otherwise is not memorable.
Apr-07-05  Shams: <Eric Schiller> just to be clear, you are speaking of 18.Be3 (Kasparov's choice) and 18...Qa5 you feel refutes it?
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  ray keene: erics notes are already posted
qa5 does not refute be3 it merely neutralises it
i had never considered any move but 2...nf6 when i wd have plyed bg5 2...c6 is a clever transposition
Dec-12-05  RookFile: I guess Keene really wanted to play the Veresov but Schiller 'forced' a tranposition into the Caro-Kann.
Dec-29-05  LGTiger: I like the style of the notes on the game.
Added to collection. :D
Jan-18-06  Ludamad: lol he tricked you :P thats funny
Feb-05-06  DeepBlade: I would like to see more Keene vs Schiller games.
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  ray keene: sorry-this is the only one we ever played
Jun-19-09  WhiteRook48: the guy who really likes the Caro-Kann
Oct-28-09  Katu: <ray keene: sorry-this is the only one we ever played>

You are both alive, why not just sit down and play a friendly game then submit that at CG? :)

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  DarthStapler: <Katu> I agree
Mar-12-10  Shah Mat: this is a great trick for Caro-Kann players v. 1. d4 who aren't gambiting the c-pawn.
Apr-01-16  luftforlife: More (and more contemporaneous) annotations to this game by Eric Schiller may be found in his article "Windy City International," Illinois Chess Bulletin, Vol. VIII, No. 3, June 1985, at 12.

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