Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Paul Keres vs Samuel Reshevsky
FIDE World Championship Tournament (1948), The Hague NED, rd 8, Mar-18
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Modern Steinitz Defense (C71)  ·  1/2-1/2



Annotations by Stockfish (Computer).      [24125 more games annotated by Stockfish]

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 18 more Keres/Reshevsky games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can learn a lot about this site (and chess in general) by reading the Chessgames Help Page. If you need help with premium features, please see the Premium Membership Help Page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-17-08  Knight13: Something wrong with 22. Rfd1 ? Maybe even 22. Rcd1 ?
Mar-17-08  guaguanco: 22...Ne2+ is threatened.
Mar-17-08  Knight13: <guaguanco: 22...Ne2+ is threatened.> Thanks. (I miss this kind of move in OTB I'm quitting chess)
Premium Chessgames Member
  wwall: After 21...Nf4, not 22.Bxf4 exf4 23.Qxf4? Bg5, pinning the Queen and Rook and winning the exchange. Also, 22.Bxf4 exf4 23.Qf3 Ne5 24.Qe2 f3.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Pawn and Two: In the tournament book Golombek recommended 14.d4, indicating advantage for White after either 14...exd4 or 14...b5.

Fritz agrees 14.d4 is in White's favor, but indicates 14...Nb6 as Black's best reply: (.57) (21 ply) 14...Nb6 15.Bxc6 Qxc6 16.b3 0-0 17.d5 Qd7 18.Ne3 Bg5 19.0-0.

Fritz prefers the move 14.Nb4: (.78) (21 ply) 14...0-0 15.0-0 b5 16.Nxc6 Qxc6 17.cxb5 axb5 18.Bb3 Nb6, and White can maintain his advantage with 19.Rfc1 Qd7 20.Rc2.

The final position was approximately equal after either: 24...Ne7 25.Bxf4 Exf4 26.Qxf4, or 24...axb5 25.cxb5 Ne7 26.Bxf4 exf4 27.Qxf4.

After the move 24.b5, Reshevsky offered a draw, which was quickly accepted by Keres.

Reshevsky later told Golombek that he was very short on time (his clock read 2 hours 8 minutes, leaving a little over 1 minute per move to reach time control at move 40) and that he did not wish to risk anything at this comparatively early stage of the tournament.

Oct-25-09  AnalyzeThis: I think Reshevsky knew what he was doing and was wise to take the draw.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Round 8: Keres 4, Reshevsky 3 1/2
from 1948 World Chess Championship by Penguincw
Match Keres!
by amadeus
Match Reshevsky!
by amadeus
from Chess in the USA 1945-72, Part 1 (Leach) by Chessdreamer
Match Reshevsky!
by docjan
Duras Variation
from Slay the Spanish by kenilworthian
from lazintata's_spanish_2 by lazintata
from Chess in the USSR 1945 - 72, Part 1 (Leach) by Chessdreamer
Round Eight, Game 15, March 19, 1948, The Hague
from WCC Index [World Championship Tournament 1948] by Resignation Trap
The Ruy Lopez in World Championship Matches
by frogmanjones

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC