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Kaarle Sakari Ojanen vs Paul Keres
Helsinki (1960), Helsinki FIN
Benoni Defense: General (A60)  ·  1-0



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Jan-16-07  FHBradley: For some reason a number of Benonis has been classified as E00's.
Dec-04-08  arsen387: IM Penrose won a great game against Tal using some similar ideas J Penrose vs Tal, 1960
Dec-04-08  Andrijadj: East indian west indian formation etc what the hell is this???This is Benoni...
Dec-27-12  leka: this is a K.Ojanen Keres line.The british have robbed this from Ojanen.They called it a Penrose Tal line.It is not right!!Spassky played in WC gme 3 against Fischer and lost.Korchnoi played against Kaparov g2 bishop g2? and lost.These pro players Spassky and Korchnoi studied chess 15 times more than Ojanen.Ojanen should have got a chance too play pro chess.Ojanen had a job.Ojanen studied chess in the weekends and summer holidays.It is a pity story
Dec-27-12  leka: Spassky played against Fischer the queen c2??? and lost
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  perfidious: < leka: Spassky played against Fischer the queen c2??? and lost>

Completely different opening, as anyone familiar well knows.

We get it-you think Fischer's decade from 1962-72 was comprised of weak opposition and that Ojanen was a terrific player, but facts do not lie. No-one would ever have heard of Ojanen but for this game.

Jan-24-13  leka: Ojanen played a draw against V.Smyslov in the chess olympiad in 1952
Jan-24-13  leka: Spassky played in the Benoni against Fischer queen c2 in 1972
Mar-30-20  dhotts: Fascinating game! Amazing how a no-name Ojanen ties Keres up in knots...This is the first time Ojanen beat Keres and the last.

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