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Paul Keres vs Ernst Zimmer
Deutsche Schachzeitung 5th corr (1934) (correspondence), ?
Grob Opening: Grob Gambit. Keres Gambit (A00)  ·  0-1

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Oct-09-06  Knight13: Keres missed 27...Rxa3! in a correspondence game! He must've thought that he could win the exchange back, but no...

Nice tactic.

Jan-21-08  sambo: Not much to recommend the Grob in this game, but the game is full of nice moves.

20. Rxd5 is surely unexpected. Why not 20. Nxd5 instead? Then Keres could establish his rook on d5 after the exchanges, and (because of that pawn on g4; thanks, Grob!) maybe think about pushing his h-pawn later on.

27...Rxa3 is nice. That's a good Friday-ish puzzle, in my opinion: not obvious, but because of the dearth of other possibilities it's solvable.

Jul-01-08  ajile: One of the keys for Black against the Grob is to not play an early Nf6. Since Nf6 allows White to play the thematic g5 kicking the Knight. In this game Black develops normally and plays his king knight to e7. Against such a logical approach the most White can hope for in this opening is a draw.

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