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Defensive Technique with Paul Keres

Defensive Technique with Paul Keres

Jun 7, 2016, 9:11 AM 0

In preparing for one of my games, I came upon this older game by the great Paul Keres. There were a lot of lessons learned during this game which I would like to share with you in this annotated game.

Here are some of the lessons in this game:

  • The Colle e4 break vs. Black's ...c5 break, creating an isolated d-pawn situation.
  • Keres' defense against a thematic Colle kingside attack.
  • How Keres solves his own positional problems while neutralizing White's initiative and attack.
  • Black's technique is finishing off a game when ahead material.

I hope you enjoy and find this useful. If you like my annotations, I annotate more master games (as well as interviewing the masters involved) on my Better Chess Training site. 

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