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David Bronstein vs Laszlo Szabo
Budapest Candidates (1950), Budapest HUN, rd 1, Apr-10
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E27)  ·  1-0

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Sep-12-05  Resignation Trap: A good start for Bronstein at the Candidates Tournament! Here is what Botvinnik had to write about this game in his notebook on Bronstein: "Nimzo-Indian with a3 and f3. The opponent played the fanciful ...Nh5 and ...f5 and 'Br' refuted it very energetically. First defended his weaknesses on the queenside, consolidated in the center and skilfully switched to the kingside. In a difficult position Szabo blundered the exchange, then two pieces for a rook... In general, 'Br' played well. The game, incidentally, was a closed one!"
Dec-07-08  Everett: Botvinnik must have soon realized that Bronstein was strong in all aspects of the game (except, perhaps analysis of endgames, or analysis and prep in general). KIDs' create pretty closed games. Why Botvinnik would be surprised by this in 1950 is strange.
Mar-04-09  JonathanJ: this is no KID
Jul-23-10  Everett: <JJ> of course. I suggested that Botvinnik's writing seems to imply that Bronstein is weak in closed games. Yet a KID, for which Bronstein is well known for at this point, often became closed, and Bronstein was second to none at that time...

And he ended up equally adept in French set-ups too. It seems that Bronstein actually preferred closed, counterattacking structures as black.

Jul-23-10
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  Eric Schiller: I don't think you understand the meaning of "closed" game which is usually defined by pawns at d4 and d5. KID is an Indian Game, never a Closed Game. Gruenfeld is closed.

"Open" Game is e4, e5.

Jul-23-10  I play the Fred: I never did understand why d4-d5 meant "closed" and e4-e5 meant "open". "Open" positions should refer to pawn formations with open files/diagonals and "closed" positions should refer to games with blocked centers. IMO.
Jul-24-10  Everett: <IPlayTheFred> Exactly, though Schiller has a point, that Botvinnik maybe meant "closed" in the d4-d5 sense... Except that wasn't played here either.

So basically, old appellations of closed and open are meaningless now, pretty much since WWII, whentypical opening strategies become greatly diversified.

Oct-05-17
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  whiteshark: What's wrong with <8... fxe4>


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when 9.fxe4 Qh4+ should be in Black's favour?

Oct-05-17
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  Retireborn: <whiteshark> Nothing wrong with that. Possibly he was afraid of 9.Bg5 but after 9...Nf6 10.fxe4 h6 Black is OK.

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