Here’s another old game and another Ruy Lopez, though this time it features one of my chess heroes, Paul Keres.
Keres was a great specialist in the Black side of the Ruy Lopez and developed many different ideas for use in practical games. Here he adopts an unusual move order with 4…Be7 and then 5…d6, presumably to try and confuse his opponent. In the ‘little centre’ position that followed 7.d4 exd4 he had the two bishops. And as the geme progressed he gradually brought their latent strength to bear: