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

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 35 more Geller/Keres games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To flip the board (so black is on the bottom) press the "I" key on your keyboard.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-30-09  ughaibu: What happens on 7....Ne4? (One of several possible questions that this game might raise.)
Sep-30-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  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?
Sep-30-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
11th round
from Bled sep-oct 1961 (rounds 11-19) by Kopenhagener
D26-29
by Chessdreamer

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | 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 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC