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Paul Felix Schmidt vs Paul Keres
Parnu m (1936), rd 7, May-10
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Classical Fianchetto (E67)  ·  0-1

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Aug-11-09  Crocomule: If 16.. Qf6; 17.Ne4!
Jan-17-16  visayanbraindoctor: This is a classic looking KID attack, but note that it was played 1936! The KID then was not that popular. I wonder if Keres kad anything to do with the KID's resurgence later on in the 1950s.

The young Keres was always looking to engineer an attach. After

15. Nh4 he embarks on a pawn sacrifice with

15... Rf6 which is just begging for Schmidt to play 16. g4 Nf8 and 17. g5

Black can't take the pawn hxg5 because Bxg5 pins his Rook, and he has to move

17... Rf7.

So it must have seemed weird to Schmidt who probably could not see Keres' point at this time, and so plays along.

18. gxh6 Bf6 which suddenly clears Black's second rank. Suddenly Keres' intention becomes clear. He is planning to swing his Rook over to the suddenly opened up h-file, advance his Kingside pawns and along the way recapture the now isolated White h6 pawn.

The rest of the game sees Keres advancing the typical KID avalanche of Kingside pawns and swinging over all his pieces to directly attack the White King.

Jan-17-16
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  perfidious: <visayan> Keres never used the KID as much as adherents Bronstein, Reshevsky and Geller were wont to in the fifties, and typically only against lesser fry:

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

Jan-17-16  visayanbraindoctor: <perfidious: <visayan> Keres never used the KID as much as adherents Bronstein, Reshevsky and Geller were wont to in the fifties>

Agree. It's possible that Keres thought the KID was slightly unsound as an opening.

Jan-18-16
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  perfidious: <visayan> If Keres indeed held that view, he was far from alone amongst top players: as a mature GM, practically the only time Korchnoi went to the well was out of desperation in his 1968 candidates final with Spassky, and it was a rara avis in the praxis of (amongst others) Timman, who wrote of his lack of belief in the KID in one of his books (while annotating a game where he used it!), Karpov and Petrosian.

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