Sacrificing the queen casually!

MAX EUWE vs PAUL KERES – match 1939/40, rd 9, Amsterdam

In the best chess games ever series we must include a game from the great champion Paul Keres, who has been runner-up at the Candidates for 4 times.

Today, we present you the game between Euwe and Keres played in Amsterdam in 1940.

The opening is the Queen’s Indian Defense: Classical. Traditional Variation Main Line.

In this game, Euwe is too passive going into the middlegame and Keres takes advantage of this by activating the bishop pair. The position is quickly too bad for Euwe with Keres sacrificing the queen to stifle all White’s pieces and make Euwe resign in a few moves.

Brilliant game!

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