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NN vs Paul Keres
corr (1940) (correspondence)
Latvian Gambit: Fraser Defense (C40)  ·  0-1



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Aug-05-03  Brian Watson: Too much wierdness. What follows after 5.Nxg6?
Dec-15-03  ughaibu: InspiredByMorphy: This is a very nice example of another alternative to 3.....Qf6. It's also worth mentioning that, as with the Traxler, the Latvian has found most popularity in the field of correspondence play.
Dec-15-03  mymt: 5.Nxg6 Nf6.6.Qh3 hxg6.7.Qxh8 Qe7.8.Qh4 d5.9.d3?Nd4.10.Na3 fxe4.11.dxe4 Bg4.12.Be3 0-0-0.13.c3 dxe4.0-1 Bleuriot-Walther corr.72/4 Its wierd &wonderful,only 4 the adventurous&the lucky.
Feb-13-04  drukenknight: postal chess must be really mind numbing. imaging playing Keres for two years and opening your mailbox to find: "19...Qxc3+"
Nov-04-04  Leviathan: I think 5.Nxg6 is better.
Dec-07-04  Jafar219: nice victory!
Jan-22-11  BLarsen1967: Paul Keres playing The Latvian! (you'd think he'd prefer The Estonian,never mind) -- Well,15.Qg4 is an interesting move,yet after,say 15..Rde8+ 16.Be2 Rxh7 17.O-O Rh4 18.Qf3 Reh8 19.h3 Bh5 20.g4 Bxg4 Black has nothing to complain about
May-16-13  inmate5: Nobody keres.
May-16-13  RookFile: A ridiculously brilliant game by Keres, in the Paul Morphy tradition.
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  perfidious: White's last but one move saved him some postage, but neither 19.Nd1 Bh5 nor 19.Ne2 Bh6 would have left any hope.

Long ago, <ray keene> pointed out that, instead of going in for the complexities of 4.Qh5+, 4.Nxc6 is much stronger, after which Black has no compensation for the pawn.

Jul-09-19  jdc2: I can't understand why this game shows up three times in my db..."NN - Keres" 1940, "Ansbach - Keres" Simferopol 1967 and
"Anspach, F. - Keres" London 1967.
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  fredthebear: Paul Keres was a fantastic attacker! Here are similarities in the mating pattern from the 3rd rank:

B Malksoo vs Keres, 1940

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  sea7kenp: Did you get the impression that White really wanted to Exchange Queens?
Jun-23-20  dhotts: Paul Keres' Grandmaster of Chess book was my favorite studying guide. It contained all his best games throughout his life and was personally annotated by him. I went from a 1500 player to a 2200 player in 2 years. I went through every game at least three times including all his annotations....Simply a great chess training tool.

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