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Paul Keres vs Salomon Flohr
Semmering/Baden (1937), Semmering/Baden AUT, rd 8, Sep-18
King's Indian Defense: Normal. King's Knight Variation (E60)  ·  1-0

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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-17-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: 20 Na7! makes a pleasing answer to 19...a6
May-16-07  suenteus po 147: <tamar> Great find! That was indeed an excellent reply by Keres.
Oct-19-07
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  plang: Keres pointed out how illogical it was to play 4..c6 and then follow up with the recaptures 6..Nxd5 and 8..Nxc3. The result was a position similar to the exchange variation of the Gruenfeld with black a tempo down. 6..cxd would have been a more consistent response. Flohr may not have expected 11 Nxd4 but it gave white a solid lead in development. The weakness on c3 was a small price to pay for this. Keres felt that 15..Na6 was blacks only chance of obtaining a playable position. 17..Qxe2 would have been answered with 18 Nc3 with the idea of Nd5.
Dec-16-12  ColdSong: What to say about this game's opening name? That's absolutely never a King's Indian,since the d7 pawn never comes to d6, and go directly to d5, a square choice a true King's Indian lover finds, in my opinion,and to say it politely, very inappropriate. After d5, that's a Slav Schlechter variation,and finally after Nd5 a kind of Gruenfeld.
Dec-16-12  jussu: I'd call it Grünfeld right after 5... d5. Certainly not King's Indian, which is characterized by ...d6, among other things.
Dec-16-12
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  Phony Benoni: In the Olden Days--like, say 1937--the Grunfeld was considered a variation of the King's Indian.

That being said, this does seem a misclassification. Anybody concerned about it can look up the proper ECO code and submit a correction slip. (I'll even help you out; it should be D79.)

Aug-17-13  dchrist: 17... Rd8? may have been the key mistake. Without 17... Rd8? 18. Rd5 Rxd5 19. cxd5 opening the c file for the white rook, 20. Na7! would not have been possible.

17... Nc7!? may have offered a freeing exchange. Freeing the light-squared bishop (with a b-pawn sac) could have left black with a freer game, down a pawn rather than a piece.

Sep-04-21  N.O.F. NAJDORF: 20 Na7 Rxa7

21 Rxc8+ Nf8

22 Qb6 Qd4

23 Qd8 Bg7

24 Bxe7 wins

Sep-04-21  N.O.F. NAJDORF: By the way, this tournament would not have been possible six months later.

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