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Paul Keres vs Istvan Bilek
Leipzig ol (Men) fin-A (1960), Leipzig GDR, rd 4, Oct-31
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation (B80)  ·  1-0

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Oct-19-05  notyetagm: From the Chess Olympiad archive at http://www.olimpbase.org/1960/1960i...:

<Thanks to games like this Keres earned well-deserved nickname of "Sicilian-Buster". Keres, Paul (URS) - Bilek, István (HUN) 1 - 0>

Jun-24-06  notyetagm: White To Play: 20 ?


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20 ♘xf6+! is a very nice <DISCOVERED DEFLECTION>: use the masking piece (White d5-knight) to take what the newly overworked piece (Black e7-bishop) no longer defends (Black f6-pawn).

The tactical point is that if the White d5-knight were not blocking the 5th rank, then the Black c5-queen would be loose, attacked by the White e5-queen and defended only by the Black e7-bishop. So if the White d5-knight were not blocking the 5th rank, the Black e7-bishop could leave the a3-f8 diagonal only on penalty of losing the Black queen. Hence if the White d5-knight were not blocking the 5th rank, the Black e7-bishop would not count along the d8-h4 diagonal.

So the White d5-knight takes on this newly undefended diagonal with 20 ♘xf6+! and Black cannot take back with his newly overworked e7-bishop because it would drop his queen (20 ... ♗x♘?? 21 ♕x♕).

<Discovered attacks that make things loose or pinned are dangerous, dangerous, dangerous.>

Jun-27-06  notyetagm: I just love 20 ♘xf6+!.
Aug-11-06
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  Phony Benoni: Er, I know I'm missing something here, but after 20.Nxf6+, wouldn't 20...Bxf6 hang the king rather than the queen?
Mar-03-07
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  tpstar: The beauty of 18. Bc5! appears after 18 ... Qxc5 19. Qxe5 when 19 ... 0-0? loses the Queen (20. Nxe7+) and 19 ... 0-0-0? loses the King (20. Qc7#). Note 20 ... Kf8 21. Nd7+ wins both Rooks (21 ... Bxd7 22. Qxh8+) or the Queen (21 ... Kg8 22. Nxc5).

At the end, Black must relinquish the Queen to prevent mate on e8 (24 ... Bxd7 25. Qxd7 Qe7 26. Rxe7 Bxe7 27. Qxb7) as 24 ... Bxd7 25. Qxd7 Be7 26. f6 wins quickly.

Feb-15-12  pkkandel: <notyetagm:So the White d5-knight takes on this newly undefended diagonal with 20 Nxf6+! and Black cannot take back with his newly overworked e7-bishop because it would drop his queen (20 ...BxQ 21 QxQ).> how on earth is 20...BxQ a legal move?

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