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Raymond Keene vs Carlo Micheli
England v Italy (1973), Gstaad SUI, Jun-??
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Kavalek Defense (E62)  ·  1-0



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  patzer2: GM Keene's 28. Rxc7! is today's puzle solution, and is a deflection which forces a decisive Queening combination.
Apr-01-05  Shams: great game but is 16.Ba3 REALLY the best use of the bishop? man alive, that is one hideous looking square. good for Keene for ignoring the aesthetics.
Apr-01-05  Granite: 16.Ba3 is useful if black would have accepted the knight sac to support the recapture with the b-pawn so he'd get connected passed pawns as compensation.
Apr-01-05  JSYantiss: Really, maoam?! I didn't know one could play the ukulele with their nose. ;)
Apr-01-05  dasp3edd3m0n: I don't understand move 7 for black, Qa5. What's the point of getting the queen out that early just to guard the pawn advance on e5? Why not just rook e8?
Apr-01-05  pantlko: i too got it easily...........:-)
Apr-01-05  JSYantiss: No way to stop 32. Nf6+, with mate shortly thereafter.
Apr-01-05  Catfriend: <JSYantiss> Why spend time on Nf6+? No way to stop Qg8. If g6 then Bf7.
Apr-01-05  hintza: <Catfriend> 31...g6 is illegal. If you mean 31...g5 then why spend time on Bf7 when you can play 32.Be4+ Nf5 33.Bxf5#?
Apr-01-05  Catfriend: <hintza> Yes, I meant 31..g5. It's the same length.(I ignore all the desperate moves like 31..Ne2+ because we assume, for counting the length, they're done before any saving attempt takes place.
Apr-01-05  hintza: What? 31...Ne2+ is best defence!! :-)
Apr-01-05  KibitzerX: He really put a lid on this game. I cant wait for the weekend puzzles. The sunday one should be killer. Who is up for next week any how?!
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  TheAlchemist: <Chessgames> You could (should) have put one of these games as the daily puzzle:

"White to move" 1.
Janosevic vs Geller, 1968

"White to move" 32.
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892

"White to move" 58.
Short vs Beliavsky, 1992

Just a suggestion :), maybe they would have been more in the mood of today.

Apr-01-05  hintza: <TheAlchemist> Today's game was pretty suitable if you look at it.
Apr-01-05  Dick Brain: I was decoyed for a long time trying to get a win out of 28. Bd5 Nxd5 29. Qxd5 Rxe7 30. Rc8. Even though I couldn't find anything my instinct wouldn't let me discard it.
Apr-01-05  riqhi: nice sac. somewhat easy for a friday puzzle.
Apr-01-05  dac1990: Yeah, I got this one easy, too. Important notes: weakly defended pieces (e6 and c7), and passed pawn.
Apr-01-05  Catfriend: OTB I'd play 28.Rc6, increasing the pressure, though perhaps after 28..Qd4 29.Bb2 Qd2 black has a good game, probably taking e7 and re-organizing his position.
Apr-01-05  YouRang: It must have been easy, because even I got this one. Once you think in terms of promoting the pawn, the Queen "sacrifice" jumps into view. Just start removing the defenders of the promotion square.
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  kevin86: A fine finish by Mr. Keene.

To those OLD ROMANS out there:

Happy New Year!!

Have a Caesar salad on me!

Apr-01-05  masterwojtek: A very nice game.

To Mr. Keene: 'Was your opponent surprised by 23.Nc5? Also, were both of you just following best possible plans available at the board - was 22. ..f5 a must?'

Thanks in advance for your reply.

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  ray keene: <masterwojtek> sorry missed your query-yes i think he was very surprised by nc5---i think blacks error was earlier-sosonko played this line against me later in the year at amsterdam and he equalised.
Sep-28-11  DrMAL: One of many fine games by GM Keene. As black I would play 8...Be6 and hope for ability to make positional sac as in Portisch vs P Cramling, 1995. 12...Nxe4 13.Nxe4 f5 seems better for black than what was played, 15...f5 similarly. Black's play up to 22...f5 seems to compel the sac 23.Nc5 the only truly good move there. 23...Bc8? flat out loses, and Ray showed why (25...f4?! and 26...Re6? helped), nice final combination!
Sep-15-12  Abdel Irada: For a moment, I thought Black could save the game with 30. ...♘c7. Then I remembered that the object on a3 was a bishop.
Oct-25-13  inmate5: Monte Carlo
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