Chess slaughtering

RAYMOND KEENE vs ANTHONY MILES – Hastings (1975/76), round 13, 1976

Everybody Loves Raymond: we take the title of a famous sitcom to show you one of the greatest games of all time.

Today we present you the game between Keene and Miles played at Hastings in 1976.

The opening is the Queen’s Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense.

The mayhem starts on move 16 with Keene playing bishop h6 to cover the dark squares and asking some questions as Miles cannot exchange it. Then, Black fails to find the correct move namely knight b4 to c6 instead develops the rook to e8.

As incredible as it seems, it is already OVER!

Keene sacrifices a knight and a bishop to tear Black’s defense apart and set up a mating net. The game finishes with a checkmate on move 26: this is just chess slaughtering!

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