PQB

Black decides to exchange Kts, his only drawing chance being an ending with Rs. Incidentally, White cannot prevent . . . Kt-Q5 (Kt-K2 loses the QRP, while 32 KI-B5. P-Kt3; 33 PxP, RPxP; 34 KtxP, Kt.-Q5ch loses the exchange.

32 K-Kt4 K1-Q5

33 Kt-B5 KtxKt

34 KxKt K-K2

Black realizes that he must have counterplay at all cost, else his game will surely b-ecome untenable, e. g. 35 . . . R-Q2; 36 R(2)-Q2, QR-Q1;

37 P-R4, P-Kt3ch; 38 PxP, RPxPch; 39 K-Kt4, K-Kl; 40 P-B5, K-K2; 41 P-B6ch and wins. But Flohr's sacrifice of two Ps for counterchances is likewise unavailing.

36 PxP P-B5

Stronger than 38 R-B2, R-QB1; 39 R-Q4, R-B4ch; 40 K-Kt4, R-Kt5.

39 PxP BPxPch

40 K-Kt4 RxBP

41 P-K5

The beginning o f the «nd.

42 PxPch

44 R-K2

45 P-R4

46 R-K3 Simpler

47 K-B3

48 K-Kt3

49 K-B2

50 K-K2

51 K-B3

52 R-K51

53 K-Kt4

54 P-R5I

RxP, RxP; 57 R-R7ch, K-Kl; 58 RxR, KxR; 59 P-Q7 etc.

was R-K5. R-Kt8ch R-B8ch R-Kt8ch

56 K-B3

57 K-Kt3

58 R-K7ch

59 P-Q7

R-B8ch R-B1 K-B3 Resigns

For if 59 . . . R-Ql; 60 R-K8, RxQP; 61 RxR, KxR; 62 P-Kt7, KxR; 63 P-Kt8(Q)ch, K-B2; 64 Q-R7ch and 65 QxR.

(Niettwe Rotterdams che Co it rant)

(Keres plays a slovenly opening and "gets aivay" with it!)

Hastings Christmas Tournament December, 1937 INDIAN DEFENSE

(Notes by Fred Reinfeld)

W. A. Fairhurst

White

P. Keres

Black

2 Kt-KB3

6 QKt-Q2

7 P-QR3

8 KtxB

B-Kt5ch B-Kt2 BxKtch P-KB4

8 . . . KtxKt; 9 BxKt, BxP; 10 KR-Ktl would be in White's favor. Instead of admitting that his attempt to control K5 has failed, Keres continues this policy at all costs, at once obtaining a bad game.

9 KtxKt!

10 Q-R5ch!

11 B-K2

14 PxP

15 Q-R4

16 B-Q2

17 PxP

18 QR-B1

White has a winning game now with 19 Q-B4! and the BP is lost (19 . . . QR-B1; 20 B-KKt4. Or 19 . . . H-K2; 20 B-QKt4, R-Q2; 21 BKt4).

19 B-R5ch B-Kt3

20 BxBch PxB

This is the move White has relied on. 21 . . . QxR? would not do because of 22 R-Bl etc. 21 . . . PxR is easily refuted by 22 Q-R7ch, K-K3 (if 22 , . . K-Bl; 23 RxP, R-K2; 24 RxR, Qx R; 25 Q-R8ch); 23 R-B6ch, K-B4; 24 Q-R3ch, K-K5 (if 24 . . . K-Kt4; 25 P-K4 mate); 25 R-B3 and 26 Q-B3 mate. This is all very convincing; what is Black to do?!

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