Tennison Anyone? Who Keres.

billwall
billwall
Jul 18, 2007, 12:00 AM |
8 | Amazing Games

The Tennison Gambit (1.Nf3 d5 2.e4), also known as the Lemberg or the Abonyi Gambit, can be a weapon for White as he gets quick development.  In this game, the great Paul Keres played it as White in one of his early correspondence games.  Keres experimented with gambits in his early days and in his early correspondence games.  Keres got the enemy King stuck in the center and attacked it with his coordinated pieces.  With a few sacs, he was able to mate in short order.  On a personal note, I was one of the last persons to meet and interview Keres just before he died.  We both played in the World Class Championship in 1975 in Vancouver, BC.  He won his last game with Walter Browne and won the event.  He was nice enough to go over my games and I played table tennis against him after the event.  A few days later, he died of a heart attack on his way home to Estonia.

 

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