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Member since Jan-10-03 · Last seen Jun-17-17
I have been playing for over 25 years. I was an OTB USCF expert and still an A player. I am a CM in correspondence chess. Keres is my favorite player, but my playing style is more like Botvinnik or Nimzovich, though I have far less ability than they did!
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   WhoKeres has kibitzed 129 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-13-17 Averbakh vs H Rossetto, 1958 (replies)
WhoKeres: A positional masterpiece by GM Averbakh. I think black could have improved earlier by playing 13...Rfe8. The K-rook seems passively placed on the d-file and ultimately doesn't adequately defend the d-pawn thanks to Averbakh's solid positional play.
   Oct-29-16 E Jimenez Zerquera vs Keres, 1963
WhoKeres: Keres' play in this game reminds one of Capablanca at his best. Beautiful technique to grind down a lesser play and bring home the full point with black!
   Aug-16-16 Benko vs Szabo, 1974
WhoKeres: Interesting that despite all the short draws Szabo made along the way to winning this tournament he didn't make one with his former compatriot, Benko. Benko showed some nerves, dropping an exchange via an elementary tactical blunder, which Szabo easily converted into a win.
   Mar-16-16 Keres vs S Kagan, 1967 (replies)
WhoKeres: Looking at the final position you have to wonder whether Keres regretted castling Q-side! I've never seen another game where a player castled Q-side and ended up with their K behind a typical K-side castling pawn structure.
   Feb-04-16 Harikrishna vs Li Chao, 2016
WhoKeres: I watched this game live and was impressed by Li Chao's patient defense. In the end he actually had a small advantage but with opposite colored Bishops neither side could gain a decisive advantage.
   Jan-07-16 Keres vs Panno, 1955
WhoKeres: An incredible game, and Keres' greatest artistic achievement (IMHO), among many beautiful games.
   Oct-19-15 Tal vs Averbakh, 1959 (replies)
WhoKeres: A beautiful calculating game by Tal, using the Q-side pawn majority to win against one of the great endgame players of the 20th century!
   Apr-14-15 G Pilavov vs A Grigoryan, 2009
WhoKeres: A cute rook trap ends it. The opening is listed as a Trompowsky Attack but is actually a line in the French Defense.
   Feb-13-15 M Ohme vs B Tuzi, 2014 (replies)
WhoKeres: A convincing finish! WGM Ohme demonstrated some excellent tactical mastery in this game.
   Sep-16-14 Bogoljubov vs Keres, 1942
WhoKeres: Nimzovich would have loved this game as black's knight sits on d7 for 37 moves, most of the time blockading Bogo's passed d pawn. The best part is that when the knight makes its next move, Bogo resigned! Bogo appears to have pushed tyo hard for a win when he had only a minimal ...
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