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Raymond Keene vs Viktor Korchnoi
Montreux (1977), Montreux SUI, Apr-??
English Opening: King's English. Four Knights Variation Quiet Line (A28)  ·  0-1



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  Chnebelgrind: 19... Bxa2 wins a pawn and the game. Now 20.b3 is countered with Nxc5 threatening Rxd1. Two moves earlier however it wasn't avisable to take the pawn: 17... Nxa2 18.Rxa2 Bxa2 19. b3 and Re2 or 17... Bxa2 18.b3 and Re2.
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  ray keene: see goodman v hunn on this site played the following year for the correct way to handle this as white
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  Chnebelgrind: <ray keene> thanks for the tip. I am compiling games played in Switzerland (See my game collection "Giants go Switzerland")
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  ray keene: <cgrind> you have a rich choice bern 1932
zurich 1934
candidates 1953
many clare benedicts
etc etc

may i point out a curious phenomenon-euwe v alekhine zurich 1934 nf7 and geller euwe candidates 1953 ---rh8 both amazing sacrifices ON AN EMPTY SQUARE!! most sacs involve a capture--hope that helps

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  Chnebelgrind: <ray keene> That is very helpful. Thank you! I have a question concerning the game Keene vs Schmid, 1973 What kind of tournament was this? It is the only game I find on from this event.
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  Chnebelgrind: <ray keene> Indeed! Two mind-blowing games you called my attention to! Euwe vs Alekhine, 1934 and Geller vs Euwe, 1953 <sacrifice on an empty square> an aspect I never payed attention to. Both games already are assimilated in my collection Game Collection: Giants go Switzerland
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  ray keene: keene schmid clare benedict team tournament-i also had wins v kupper and micheli-the micheli win is for sure here on this database
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  Chnebelgrind: Very interesting. I was not aware of this Clare Benedict event. Thanks to your hint I meanwhile found also the venues Brunnen (1966) and Adelboden (1969).
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  ray keene: also 67 and 68 and quite a few before 66-the clare bendict was quite a long running team tournament
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  Chnebelgrind: I also found just now: Bern (1957), Neuchâtel (1958), Lugano (1959), Biel (1960), Neuhausen (1961), Bern (1962), Luzern (1963), Lenzerheide (1964), Leysin (1967). Others didn't take place in Switzerland: Bad Aibling (1968), Berlin West (1965) and Copenhagen (1977).
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  Chnebelgrind: another one is Paignton 1970. The game Euwe vs Golombek, 1956 probably also was played in the Clare Benedict Cup
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  OlimpBase: Clare Benedict Cup is worth bit of interest itself. There were 23 editions all in all, way back from 1953 till 1979. I have full results (including games) from all editions apart from 1953, 1956, 1971, 1973 and 1974. If you have tournament books frome those five *please* let me know.

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