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Carlsson vs Paul Keres
corr (1935) (correspondence)
Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal Variation (C50)  ·  0-1



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  tpstar: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. Nc3 d6 5. d3 Nf6 6. Bg5 Na5 <Black does well to break the symmetry in Old Stodge, either 6 ... Na5 Opening Explorer or 6 ... Be6 Opening Explorer , moreover trying to copy White's moves will lead to trouble Capablanca vs NN, 1918 > 7. Bb3 Nxb3 8. axb3 <White gains the half open a file> Be6 <[last book move]<>> 9. 0-0 <9. Be3 Bxe3 10. fxe3 C H Maderna vs A Medina-Garcia, 1953 > Bb6 <[9 ... h6 10. Be3 Bxe3 11. fxe3 =]<>> 10. Ne2 <[10. Na4!? ]<>> h6 11. Be3 0-0 12. h3 <Preventing Black's pieces from reaching g4> Nd7 <Both sides decline to trade dsb> 13. d4 f5 <[13 ... Qf6 14. Qd3 exd4 15. Bxd4 Bxd4 16. Qxd4 =]<>> 14. exf5 <I ran 14. d5 through Fritz> <[14. d5 fxe4 15. Nxe5 Bxe3 16. Nc4 Rxf2 17. Nxe3 Rxf1+ -0.56/13]<>> Bxf5 15. dxe5 dxe5 16. Qd5+ <Forks the King, the Pe5 and the Pb7> Kh7 17. Nxe5 <[17. Bxb6 cxb6 18. c4 Nc5 ]<>> c6 18. Bxb6 axb6 19. Qd6 Rxa1 20. Rxa1 Nxe5 21. Qxe5 Bxc2 <Now Black stands better, regaining the Pawn with B vs N for the endgame, meanwhile White has isolated doubled b Pawns> 22. Nd4 Re8 <Zwischenzug> 23. Qf4 Bg6 24. Nf3 Qd5 <Black centralizes the Queen and hits the Pb3> 25. Ra7 Qxb3 26. Rxb7 Qxb2 27. Qc7 Be4 28. Qf7 <28. Rxb6 Qc1+ 29. Kh2 Bxf3 30. gxf3 Qf1 is awful for White> Rd8 29. Qe7? <White forks the Rd8 and the Be4 but Black wins a piece> <[29. Re7 Bg6 30. Qf4 ]<>> Rd1+ 30. Kh2 Bxf3 31. Qe6 <31. gxf3? Qxf2#> Bh5 <31 ... Qxf2? 32. Qf5+ mates> 32. Rb8 Rh1+! <An exchanging combination; 33. Kxh1 Qc1+ 34. Kh2 Qf4+ & 35 ... Qxb8 and Black escorts the b Pawn with QB vs Q for an easy win> 0-1.

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