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Vladimir Makogonov vs Paul Keres
USSR Championship (1940), Moscow URS, rd 5, Sep-09
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch. Closed Variation (E87)  ·  1-0



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Dec-10-05  ponchonegro: Indeed a very masterpiece. I supposed the only one great of Baku was Kasparian ...
Dec-10-05  aw1988: Of course, the point behind Ng3! is if fxg3 Rxh7+ Qxh7 Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qxg4, making the win more certain.
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  Honza Cervenka: 29...Qf7 was a blunder in very difficult position. 29...Qg7 covering Rg5 was necessary.
Jun-28-22  suenteus po 147: The second of a two-game losing streak early in the '40 championship for Keres. Here, White gets the kind of kingside attack that Keres usually enjoyed against his opponents. Must have been tough going for one who was favored at this time as a potential challenger for Alekhine's crown.
Jun-30-22  Retireborn: As well as Keres, Makogonov also defeated Botvinnik and Smyslov in this tournament. One wonders whether this might not be a unique hat-trick.
Jul-01-22  suenteus po 147: <Retireborn> I hadn't spotted that in the standings for the championship! <Resignation Trap> mentions this fact on Makogonov's player page. What really trips me up is that he wasn't made an IM until 1950, and his GM title was an honorary one award when he was in his 80s. Astounding!

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