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🏆 Bronstein - Boleslavsky Candidates Playoff (1950)

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Player: David Bronstein

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bronstein vs Boleslavsky 1-0321950Bronstein - Boleslavsky Candidates PlayoffD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
2. Boleslavsky vs Bronstein ½-½301950Bronstein - Boleslavsky Candidates PlayoffB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
3. Bronstein vs Boleslavsky ½-½231950Bronstein - Boleslavsky Candidates PlayoffE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
4. Boleslavsky vs Bronstein ½-½361950Bronstein - Boleslavsky Candidates PlayoffC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
5. Bronstein vs Boleslavsky ½-½601950Bronstein - Boleslavsky Candidates PlayoffE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
6. Boleslavsky vs Bronstein ½-½251950Bronstein - Boleslavsky Candidates PlayoffC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
7. Bronstein vs Boleslavsky 1-0671950Bronstein - Boleslavsky Candidates PlayoffE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
8. Boleslavsky vs Bronstein 1-0551950Bronstein - Boleslavsky Candidates PlayoffC66 Ruy Lopez
9. Bronstein vs Boleslavsky ½-½201950Bronstein - Boleslavsky Candidates PlayoffA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
10. Boleslavsky vs Bronstein ½-½491950Bronstein - Boleslavsky Candidates PlayoffB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
11. Bronstein vs Boleslavsky 0-1651950Bronstein - Boleslavsky Candidates PlayoffE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
12. Boleslavsky vs Bronstein ½-½301950Bronstein - Boleslavsky Candidates PlayoffC15 French, Winawer
13. Bronstein vs Boleslavsky ½-½581950Bronstein - Boleslavsky Candidates PlayoffE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
14. Boleslavsky vs Bronstein 0-1291950Bronstein - Boleslavsky Candidates PlayoffC15 French, Winawer
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-19-17  offramp: User: Chessical and User: Hesam7 have made a very erudite and entertaining intro to this tremendous match. I am not aware of who did what, so I thank them both equally.
Jun-24-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  saffuna: Bronstein says his friend Boleslavsky allowed Bronstein to catch him at the end of the 1950 Candidates tournament. He thought the two could then play a World Championship tournament with Botvinnik.

Maybe that was a realistic hope at the time, but now it sounds ludicrous that Botvinnik or the Russian chess authorities would agree to that.

So Bronstein and Boleslavsky had to play a match to determine the challenger.

Jun-24-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: <saffuna> At that time, Botvinnik's own proposal for WC "Match-tournaments", put forth via Ragodzin at the head of Soviet FIDE delegation, envisioned 3-person affairs involving the standing champ, the most recent ex-champ, and the new challenger. Thus, three-person affairs tentatively in the works, and Alekhine still dead, it was conceivable that tho two challengers could face Botvinnik in a match-tournament.

Botvinnik nixed it.

Jun-24-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  saffuna: Thanks for that, I didn't know.

Still seems overly optimistic for (allegedly) allowing Bronstein to catch him in the Candidates tournament with the hope of the three-man WC.

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