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Paul Keres vs Alexander Kazimirovich Tolush
USSR Championship (1957), Moscow URS, rd 14, Feb-10
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. Poisoned Pawn Accepted (B97)  ·  1-0

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Nov-01-04
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  Honza Cervenka: Very good game. After 20...exd5 21.Bxd5 Kd8 (21...Nxb3 22.Bxf7+ Ke7 23.Nf5+ ) 22.Bxf7 Rf8 23.e6 Nxb3 24.e7+ Kxe7 25.Nf5+ Kxf7 26.Qc4+! Kf6 27.Qc3+ Ke6 28.Qxb3+ white wins.
Feb-11-12  Helios727: What happens after 29... Qe2 ?
Feb-11-12
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  Phony Benoni: <Helios727> After <29...Qe2>:


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At the least, White can win Black's queen: <30.Qd5+ Ke7 31.Rf7+ Kxf7 32.Nf4+>.

Jun-22-19
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  woldsmandriffield: Tolush opted for the passive 14..Qe7? followed by ..Qf8 instead of the active 14..Qc5 when Keres has to enter a much inferior endgame since 15 Bxe6 o-o!is great for Black.

18 o-o(!) is a last round move if ever there was one. Keres must have felt good after playing 20 Nd5 since he knew he would win with Tolush spending his time deciding which sacrificial line to allow his opponent.

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