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Raymond Keene vs Eric J Holt
BCF-ch (1971)  ·  Zukertort Opening: Kingside Fianchetto (A04)  ·  1-0
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-27-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  ray keene: one of the strangest games i have ever played
Jan-27-06  mack: Yes, it's more than a tad strange - care to give us some thoughts on it?
Feb-17-06
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  ray keene: yes-opening leads to standard squeeze position-then black sheds a pawn but gets a few tricks-so i had to consolidate-finally i reach a q+ b endgame where i have to break thru-my first plan was to march the king to the q side and break thru on the kside-then i thought it might be easier to break thru on the q side so i marched the k back again. then i realised i had been right the first time so i walked the king over to the q side again before making the decisive g4 thrust-however-having been there twice before i had to march my king along a route the third time round which avoided threefold repetition-

my opponent was incredibly pissed off at the end of the game. in spite of the length of the game-somewhat artificialy expanded by my opponents dogged refusal to resign-this was the british championship i won where the reporter for the bcm ritson morry accused me of short draws!

Feb-18-06  fred lennox: <somewhat artificialy expanded...> is somewhat understated. I enjoyed the game. Rarely does the king wander and wonder so much.
Jul-17-06  Inf: you can tell he didnt want to resign or let go... playing a game against 2 queens is just pure and plain stupid. was black a GM?
Jul-17-06  CapablancaFan: This game was over at move 114.f5! Why Holt kept playing is a mystery. I guess after investing over a 113 moves in one game just to turn down your king was not easy to do.
Feb-21-09  WhiteRook48: Holt this instant!
May-21-09  WhiteRook48: would've resigned
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