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David Bronstein vs Oscar Panno
Gothenburg Interzonal (1955), Gothenburg SWE, rd 16, Sep-10
Indian Game: West Indian Defense (E61)  ·  1-0



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Sep-26-14  Everett: Bronstein playing the Smyslov variation vs the KID, likely long before Smyslov himself had it as a staple in his repertoire. This one turns into a positional Benoni-type game, until Bronstein unleashes a direct attack on the black K via the light squares, d-file and 7th rank.
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  maxi: Can somebody please explain the rationale for Bronstein's 11.Bh4?
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  moronovich: <maxi: Can somebody please explain the rationale for Bronstein's 11.Bh4?>

to put it on g3/h2 to prevent e6 (e5) ,which will be met by dxe6 e.p and d6 falls.

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  maxi: That's my boy! Thanks.
Sep-26-14  Everett: Maxi and Moro, it is interesting that the move under discussion allows black a win of a pawn a few moves later, yet the result is a nice c4-square for the knight and an eventual breakthrough through the center for Bronstein.
Nov-17-15  zydeco: <Everett> This is a swindle. Black tries to patiently nurse a material advantage and blows it.

47....h6? is definitely the biggest culprit -- 47....gxh4 would have been better.

Probably 46....Rf7 is a better defense.

Dec-26-15  Everett: <zydeco> the entire game looked like a pawn sac for the initiative. In any case <46..Rf7 47.Be6> looks winning for White.

Later <47..gxh4 48.Qf4!> threatening Rd7 and the Q infiltration on the K-side looks winning for White.

48..Rf7 is the losing move, as it allows Bronstein to swing his Q to g6 with tempo. <48..Re8> may be better.

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