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0 N bj E n n i s explosion I] (Ran Bom the of- by h who to how the problem reader. than of CHAMPIONSHIP CHESS By BLAKE STEVENS United States Expert Paul Keres has made giant steps forward to prominence recently recently by placing second Tal in the Candidate's Tourney just finished, finished, and it should be remembered remembered that he placed second to Smyslov in the 1956 Candidate's Tourney. He has qualified to play in this championship in about IS62, and, assuming Tal wins the world title from Botvinnik and does not participate, participate, could easily win t event, giving him his first crack at the crown since 1948. Kercs is in his element in the Mowing game, sacrificing a pawn lor a strong attack, setting problems hardly soluble in over- thc-board play. U.S.S.R. Champion I8S7 ft-KIU r-ijm ihl. Tin's system has been seen times before and Is very popular r . K1 q-Nj This move is open to question. More solid is 7 . . . B-K2; 8 Q-B3, Q-B2. i i-Qi n«r Casting loose from (lie moorings. moorings. In the game Kercs vs Fuderer, Black played 10 N-Q2 and White, after 11 P-B5, NxP; 12 PxP obtained a strong attack. 10 . . . N-Q4 would also he risky, because because of 11 NxN.PxN; 12 R-Ne, QxP; 13 R-K31 Keres hag previously played 12 B-K2 or 12 N-K4, but probably suspects his opponent has pre pared something for him. If 12 ... B-N5; 13 H-N3, Q-l(;4; 14 0-0. If 12 . NxKP; KN-N5! On 13 ... Q-B4; 14 BxB, Q.xB; 15 Q-B4, threatening 15, N-K4, etc 14 qiB H-K3 Mikenas points out that 14 , Q-B4 can be answered by ir BxKP, 0-0; 16 N-B5, QxPch; N-IM!, PxB; 18 N-K7ch; 19 Q-H4 threatening 20 QxPch! is q*p is q-NS n q-ni N-ni Not 17 . . . Q-B4 (or 17 RxP); 18 N-K-f! P| 4. «!% feiifeg \tm, Position afler 18 0-0! On 18 NxR; 19 B.vN Ihe Ihreat 23.N-KX would be a "killer." "killer." *fter 20 . . . PxN, White lave two strong continuations: 21 BxP or 21 R-N3. ·il N-m th K-KJ On 21 ... K-Q1? Either White night takes KP! Once Kercs gets "fired ihere's no stopping him. up" 5

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  1. Express and News,
  2. 20 Dec 1959, Sun,
  3. Page 69

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