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Karl Helling vs Paul Keres
Dresden (1936), Dresden GER, rd 9, Jun-14
Formation: Queen Pawn Game: London System (D02)  ·  1-0



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Aug-28-04  Whitehat1963: Impressive win over Keres. Who is this Helling guy? Never heard of him; never seen his name before.
Aug-29-04  sneaky pete: Karl Helling, born August 10, 1904, Luckenwalde, died August 15, 1937, Berlin. Strong amateur, who played only a handful of tournaments, usually ending up around 50%. Represented Germany in the Prague Olympiad, 1931. In Dresden, where Alekhine won, he finished 8th equal (with Keres) with 3,5 out of 9 games. Information from Feenstra Kuiper's book. I couldn't find an obituary, so I don't know how he died so early. The combination he plays here is great, but I doubt if after 32... Kg7 white has more than a forced draw.
Aug-29-04  sneaky pete: From an article by Tony Gillam in Kaissiber # 9 (1999): Helling won the championship of Berlin, 1932, with 9 out of 11 games, ahead of Rellstab, K.Richter, B.Koch, Saemisch, Ahues and 6 others. Quite impressive! The games from this tournament are not in this database, probably most have never been published.

An obituary in Deutsche Schachblaetter, 1937, says Helling died unexpectedly "nach kurzem schweren Leiden", so after (heavy suffering caused by) some unidentified fatal illness.

Aug-29-04  WMD: <The combination he plays here is great, but I doubt if after 32... Kg7 white has more than a forced draw.>

White wins. 33.Qe7+ Kh8 (if 33...Rf7 34.Qxf7+ Kxf7 35.Ne5+ or 33...Kg8 34.Nh6+) 34.fxe4 and the rook is lost.

33.Qd7+ also wins because after 33...Kg8 White plays 34.Qd8+ this time and after 34...Kf7 35.Rd1 Rb7 36.Qh8 wins.

Aug-29-04  sneaky pete: You're right <WMD>, I probably overlooked 34.fxe4 .. when even 34... Qxc3 35.Rd1 .. or 34... h5 35.Nh6 .. won't help.
Feb-24-05  Chesschufty: I don't understand 6..c5. I think that Keres should have taken the B on f4. exf4 is very ugly and opens the position up and provides a target for black.
Feb-24-05  InfinityCircuit: <Chesschufty> Although I'm not sure, I feel that Keres felt a couple of things:

#1 That White bishop isn't going to be doing anything else for now, so taking it now isn't his first priority. Therefore, he should make a push in the center first and worry about generating imbalances later, after finishing development.

#2 Given Black's pawn structure, his d6-Bishop is the 'good' Bishop, that is to say opposite to the color of his central pawns. However, White's bishop, although active and outside the pawn chain, is nonetheless a 'bad' Bishop as it shares a color with the central pawn chain of f2-e3-d4. Therefore, in general, the 'good' Bishop shouldn't be traded off for the 'bad'.

#3 After exf4, the e-file would now be open to White. He could quickly grab it and try to place pressure on Black's half-backward e-pawn.

Feb-24-05  aw1988: Hmm, so why does black resign? Doesn't it look like the king can escape? Kg3 Qh3+ Kf2 and white can make no progress... but wait! The nasty Qh5# stops this illusion.
Feb-24-05  aw1988: Of course I meant Qh4#.

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