Keres Plays the Keres Attack

  • billwall
  • | Aug 26, 2007

 The Keres Attack in the Sicilian Defense, 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.g4!?, is an aggresive opening for White.  There were a few correspondence games with this opening in 1900, but it was Paul Keres who first employed it at a major tournament.  In 1943, he defeated former world champion challenger Efim Bogoljubow in round 1 at Salzburg, Austria with this opening.  Bogoljubow had to resign as he was about to lose his queen or get checkmated.  Since this game, the opening has been played hundreds of times by the top players in the world.  They are still discovering new moves for both White and Black in this interesting opening.



  • 8 years ago


    Very nice finish. Thanx for the knowledge.

  • 9 years ago


    <Smartattack> Yes, the Keres Attack is to the Scheveningen as the Yugoslav is to the Dragon. Even Kasparov used to transpose into the Scheveningen via the Najdorf in order to avoid the Keres line.
  • 9 years ago


    i like the way peter svidler employ this opening..

    he sacrifice piece in the opening continuing the attack..

  • 9 years ago


    A hard attack at blacks'King side with pawns and roots. I was obvious from the begining. Blacks should prepared for that. In move 18.  blacks should consider long castle instead of Rf8. I think this would change the perspectives of the blacks.
  • 9 years ago


    This is more kind of an Yugoslav Attack.
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