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David Bronstein vs Isaac Boleslavsky
Bronstein - Boleslavsky Candidates Playoff (1950), Moscow URS, rd 7, Aug-11
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights Variation (E21)  ·  1-0

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Dec-11-02  PVS: With this game Bronstein took a 2-0 lead in the 1950 Candidates match with Boleslavsky. For a little background see game thirteen Bronstein vs Boleslavsky, 1950

This game is very hard fought as Boleslavsky could ill afford to fall two points behind. It appears that white is in good shape after the sealed move (41. Bf3) is played, but the battle continues long after.

Dec-13-02  PVS: 21. Nxa6 impressed when I played through it as did white's next move. I would not say black is yet lost.
Oct-07-12
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  Everett: White to play after 20..Qe7 is a good acid test for those purporting to know the values of minor pieces.
Oct-07-12  shalgo: Marvelous endgame technique from Bronstein. It is a shame that this technique abandoned him in the match with Botvinnik.
Jun-10-13  zydeco: 12....Qe7? walks into it. Probably just 12....Kh8 intending .....e5. Maybe .....Ra6 is an idea at some point.

Very cool how long Bronstein waits before pushing c4: first he brings his king to the center, opens a file on the kingside, then allows black to work himself into semi-zugzwang.

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