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John Nunn vs Raymond Keene
"Keene as Mustard" (game of the day Sep-16-2006)
Hammersmith (1971), ?
Modern Defense: Pseudo-Austrian Attack (B06)  ·  0-1



Annotations by Raymond Keene.      [405 more games annotated by Keene]

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Aug-05-04  Whitehat1963: Instructive analysis from Ray Keene in the opening of the day.
Aug-05-04  who: In the final analysis, what's the point of 27 Bh4? Would Be1 be more useful?
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  Sneaky: I don't think that 27.♗h4 necessarily has a point other than to illustrate that White has no good moves. 27.♗e1 would lead to exactly the same mate in the notes: 23. Bb3 Nc3+ 24. bxc3 Qxc3 25. Kc1 Qb2+ 26. Kd2 Re7 27. Be1 Rd8+ 28. Bd5 Qc3+ 29. Kc1 Qa3+ 30. Kd2 Qe3#
Aug-05-04  who: You're right <Sneaky> - I meant Bf2, which stops Qe3
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  Sneaky: In that case 27.Bf2 Rd8+ 28.Bd5 Qc3+ 29.Kc1 Qa3+ 30.Kd2 Bc3+ 31.Kd3 Ba5+ 32.Kc4 Qc3+ 33.Kb5 Qb4#
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  ray keene: in the past few days kibitzers have highlighted my wins v miles 1973 and 1975-and speelman 1973-a much better game than the one with speelman is this one against john nunn.
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  WannaBe: One has to appreciate the last comment by Mr. Keene. <[White resigns] on account of the amusing mate...>

I have never seen, probably never will see the word 'amusing' along/next to the word 'mate'. Thank you for the notes, Mr. Keene. =)

Sep-16-06  RandomVisitor: 18.Bf2 = .

19.Kb1 was better than what was played.

Sep-16-06  RandomVisitor: Perhaps 22...Qb6 was better due to 22...Qb4 23.Bb3 Nc3+ 24.Ka1.
Sep-16-06  AbhinavAsthana: Thank You <ray keene> for the wonderful notes.
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  chrisowen: Man vs boy. Black's 10..Qh4+ and white's a pawn short of the attack.
Sep-16-06  kevin86: A very cagey game by black. What started out as a kingside attack adjusted quickly when white castled on the queenside. Not only did white not escape his troubles,they actually became much more acute.
Sep-16-06  hitman84: A wonderful mate sequence.
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  Peligroso Patzer: For others who might be interested, here is the full text of GM Keene's annotation referred to by <WannaBe> in his posting of <Sep-16-06>:

"[White resigns] on account of the amusing mate 23 Bb3 Nc3+ 24 bxc3 Qxc3 25 Kc1 Qb2+ 26 Kd2 Re7 27 Bh4 Rd8+ 28 Bd5 Qc3+ 29 Kc1 Qa3+ 30 Kd2 Qe3 mate."

May-03-10  James Bowman: Mr Keene that indeed is a very nice game and your annotation 10. Nxd5 seemed logical and more correct even to me.
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  HeMateMe: Two heavy hitters in British chess--Keene and Nunn. Nunn is probably 16 in 1971, not quite the measure of Ray Keene.

I realize that Nunn, of all people, can find a mate in ten, but I still wonder if GM's don't resign too early, just in case their opponents don't see the mating net.

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