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Viktor Korchnoi vs Paul Keres
USSR Championship (1957), Moscow URS, rd 19, Feb-18
English Opening: King's English. Two Knights' Variation Keres Variation (A23)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Apr-16-16
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  zydeco: Interesting play by Keres with 25....Nxe2+! - he traps his own knight in order to exchange it for three pawns and get an ending where he has most of the chances.

I'm surprised by 42.Re5: 42.Rxb5 Rf3+ 43.Kg4 (or probably even 43.Kxe4) seems perfectly safe for white: if 43....h5+ 44.Rxh5 Rxg3+ 45.Kxg3 Kxh5 46.Bxg7 draws.

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