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Paul Keres vs Miroslav Filip
Curacao Candidates (1962), Willemstad CUW, rd 15, Jun-01
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Modern Variation (B42)  ·  1-0



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  Chessical: Keres plays attractive attacking chess, hitting f7 with a mating combination:

<28.Bxf7+> Kf8 29.Nxd7+ Kxf7 30.Qxg7+ Ke6 31.Qg4+ Kf7 32.Qf5+ Ke7 33.Bf6+ Kf7 34.Qh5+ Ke6 35.Qe8+ Be7 36.Qxe7#

Mar-03-14  zydeco: It's very pretty how Keres swaps his bishops and knights in-and-out of the a5 and c4 squares, which is designed to put pressure on e5 and then to hop from there to f7. Filip's defense looks very sturdy -- and he senses danger from a way's off -- so it's not easy to spot where he goes wrong. It might be a misjudgment to avoid trading light-squared bishops on move 18, since white's bishop ends up being stronger, but Filip was worried about white's knight getting to f5.
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  OhioChessFan: <zydeco> yes, it's amazing how fast Black's game fell apart, and hard to figure out why. I wonder if 13...e5 was called for. The pawn was a target from then on, and the diagonal the pawn left was a fatal weakness. I am too curious to pass up the chance to have an engine look at it, so I'll toss it in Fritz and see what he says.

Amazingly enough, he dislikes 17...dxe5 and prefers Ng4 by about .50 in eval. I only took it to 18 plies so I am not all that confident in that.

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