Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
David Bronstein vs Viktor Baturinsky
URS-sf Moscow (1945), Moscow URS, rd 15
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07)  ·  1-0



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 7 times; par: 73 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 1 more Bronstein/V Baturinsky game
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you missed a Game of the Day, you can review the last year of games at our Game of the Day Archive.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-19-11  Kazzak: Baturinsky screws up on move 34, Bronstein doesn't see it. But then Baturinsky does the decent thing and falls on his sword.
Feb-19-11  sevenseaman: <kazzak> sharp observation! Baturinsky seems very much off the pace here.
Oct-28-11  Everett: <Kazzak> Are you talking about the win of an exchange? Maybe, yet what is more valuable, the Rb8 or the Nd4? And sometimes these locked pawn structures hide fortresses, and one must be careful.

It is not hard to see the relatively forcing line 35.hxg6 hxg6 36.Nc6 Bxc6 37.Rxg6 Rb7 38.Rxg7+ Qxg7 39.Rxg7+ Rxg7 40.Qxe6+ and Qxc6, but Black can get off that train as soon as the first move with 35..Bxg6!? 36.Nc6 Qc7 37.Nxb8 Qxb8 and how easy will it be for Bronstein to win?

Bronstein leaves no doubt by bringing his N to f4, attacking g6 a fifth time, And going right for the Black K.

Premium Chessgames Member
  fredthebear: <Kazzak> is suggesting that Black cooperated w/the artistic finish to let the chess world see it played out rather than resigning or resisting differently. This appears plausible to FTB.

<Everett> 35.Ne2 was played in the game, so <35...Bxg6!?> is not possible. However, 37...Bxg6 could be played, but wasn't.

Bronstein's 39.Nf6+ is a royal family fork followed by an Arabian Mate w/the queen instead of a rook. That's an appealing finish!

Is there anything special about delivering mate on the 40th move? Adjournment would not be necessary. Surely this would suit most people.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0 Arabian#
from A B C Players of Yesteryear Stan by fredthebear
French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0 Arabian#
from French Fredthebear Tarrasch 3.Nd2 by fredthebear
by Saniyat24
Checkmate 1940-1949
by Chessdreamer
French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0 Arabian#
from Pins Ins and Outs, ECO C French & K's Gambit by marchipan
0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 97
by 0ZeR0

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC