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Efim Geller vs Paul Keres
Bled (1961), Bled YUG, rd 11, Sep-19
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Classical Defense. Russian Gambit (D27)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Sep-30-09  ughaibu: What happens on 7....Ne4? (One of several possible questions that this game might raise.)
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  tamar: <What happens on 7....Ne4?>

Sharp lines, either with 8 d5 or maybe Geller had 8 Qe2 cooked up.

A much later game with that sacrificial line.
S Trofimov vs D Metlyakhin, 1994

Sep-30-09  ughaibu: d5 was my immediate impression but after seeing that Trofimov game, Qe2 obviously has it's points too. Is that the only Ne4 game in the database?
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  tamar: No there are nine in this database. Geller would known of 8 d5 because of the game

G Kluger vs Szily, 1959

Some more d5 games, none of which Black wins, (a couple youth games and draws left out)

G Kluger vs Szily, 1959
A Rustemov vs Kharlov, 1996
Y Shulman vs R Sherbakov, 1998
Hebden vs L Cooper, 2000
Y Shulman vs Kaidanov, 2004

Another 8 Qe2 game even more drastic than the other 16 moves 1-0

J A Nilssen vs H M Hansen, 2000

So I would guess Keres showed good judgment in not going after Geller here, even in those early theory days.

Sep-30-09  ughaibu: Thanks for digging those out. It certainly looks like the risks are all on black's side.

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