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Grigory Ravinsky vs David Bronstein
25th Ch Moscow (1946), Moscow (URS), rd 4, Jan-29
Old Indian Defense: General (A53)  ·  0-1



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Apr-24-05  spock jenkins: i hoped at some point i'd find a game with no kibitzing that i think is really cool - and this is one.

starting with move 27, there is a flurry of captures that i find really neat.

i don't know enough about chess to discuss whether various moves are "sound" or whatever, but as a person who enjoys clicking through the games of the greats here on chessgames, i enjoyed this one.

i recommended this as a game of the day a couple months ago, but who knows if that'll happen...

thanks to all at!

Jul-28-05  hippatxu: I agree, imagination power by Bronstein.
Aug-14-07  wolfmaster: Agreed,<spock jenkins>.
Jul-06-08  Xeroxx: Note that Bronstein never tries the standard plan of breaking through with either e5 or c5.
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  plang: Apparently, Ravinsky miscalculated badly with 31 Nxf4?; Bronstein suggested 31 Qh5. Unless I am missing something 13 b4 is a double pawn sacrifice. After 13..Qxa3 White has to reteat his bishop and after 14..Qxb4 White can bring his rooks over and has queenside pressured but it doesn't look like it is worth two pawns.
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  Rockall: In case you are interested: This game is annotated usefully by Bronstein in his book, "Bronstein on the King's Indian" (Everyman, 1999). Bronstein's opening comment is. "This game is a good demonstration of piece coordination.
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  yiotta: <plang: Unless I am missing something 13.b4 is a double pawn sacrifice.> If 13...Qxa3 14.Ra1 and the queen is trapped. After 14...Qxb4 15.Rfb1, Black will wind up with a pawn, a bishop and a rook for the queen. Bronstein was not enthusiastic.

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