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  • 6 months ago

    boardkeeper

    Genius.

  • 23 months ago

    fragonard

    Paul couldve won a piece VERY EARLY

  • 23 months ago

    fragonard

    There's a huge blunder

  • 2 years ago

    keresfan1

    Paul Keres is my favourite player of all time (hence the name) so thanks for the video. I remember studying his games years ago and improving a lot. Haven't played for a few years so maybe I should go back to them - thanks again. 

  • 2 years ago

    EliasAStern

    what happens if at  23:54  qf7 or qe8?

  • 2 years ago

    Mathew2007

    Really a chess great mind.

  • 3 years ago

    lupus_cassiae

    Dzindzi s there ever going to be a video on Capablanca?  Just asking because he is my favorite of all world champions.

  • 3 years ago

    Vease

    It all looks so easy when the great ones get a sniff of an attack! There will always be questions about how much Keres was 'allowed' to win by the Soviet authorities. As long as he didn't beat Botvinnik he was ok - it's amazing it didn't affect him in his other games...

  • 3 years ago

    receipt1

    In the first game, Keres removed Black's dark squared bishop and then the Knight defending dark squares.  Wasn't his strategy therefore to create a dark squared weakness and attack on those undefended squares/lines?  Seems the brilliance of Keres' conception was the "widespread nature" of the dark squared weakness he created.  Usually, don't we think of those as just existing around a King which has lost its fianchetoed Bishop? 

  • 3 years ago

    saiku

    Why won't black play pawn to H6 halway through instead of capturing with bishop?

  • 3 years ago

    _IronButterfly_

    @warjhome - wasn't sure you were talkin to me, soI tried to challenge u, but you weren't accepting challenges! d'oh  ;)  Guess it wasn't me you were talkin to.  :)

  • 3 years ago

    _IronButterfly_

    "...I would become a Chinese emperor " haha! AS always, GM Roman uses his great sense of humor.  I've listened to his dvds for a few years now, and have always learned something.  Just wished I could remember everything!

    Thanks alot!

  • 3 years ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    Good lecture! I'm guessing the anti-Sicilian 'Keres Attack' was named after this man...

  • 3 years ago

    bigdoug

    Wonderful video!

  • 3 years ago

    receipt1

    Thank You Roman for a great lecture concerning how much there is to learn from a player with a universal style.

  • 3 years ago

    Shuffleking74

    To hear that black is totally lost in that position sends a chill up my spine.

  • 3 years ago

    dances

    great video.  very inspirational

  • 3 years ago

    shady4life

    good video! I will try and study his games.

  • 3 years ago

    KerryMitchellFerrier

    Of all the great minds that contribute their time to chess.com via video lectures, you are my absolute favorite. The intensity that you have when describing moves, thought process, and goals, make chess sound like an absolute life or death situation. I learn so much from each lecture. I thoroughly enjoy learning about the greats and the way they affected your chess. As well as your bluntness, when it comes to won games and lost games. Thanks for all you do here at Chess.com!

  • 3 years ago

    dzindzifan

    Roman, so far in my life you've been the chess player I learned the most from!  But I'm heading over to check out Paul Keres games.  Thank you for sharing his genius with us!  Marvelous stuff!

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