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

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Raymond Keene vs Eric J Holt
BCF-ch (1971), Blackpool ENG, rd 3, Aug-11
Zukertort Opening: Kingside Fianchetto (A04)  ·  1-0


explore this opening
find similar games 1,672 more games of Keene
sac: 113.Kxb6 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you do not want to read posts by a certain member, put them on your ignore list.

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

Kibitzer's Corner
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?
Premium Chessgames Member
  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!

Premium Chessgames Member
  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?
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
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 page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
Fawn pawn queens and mates!
from More Fawn Pawns by SwitchingQuylthulg
Keene gets two queens
from polygamy or what's an extra Q among friends? by kevin86
101 years of longest winning games
by ughaibu

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 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC