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Efim Geller vs David Bronstein
Amsterdam Candidates (1956), Amsterdam NED, rd 6, Apr-05
Gruenfeld Defense: General (D80)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Apr-04-06  Resignation Trap: The players were in extreme time pressure, but 31. Rca1?? should lose outright to the simple 31...Nxf1.
Aug-05-10  Everett: Obviously a fianchetto Grunfeld, something I do not recall seeing in Bronstein's black repertoire.
Aug-05-10  Rob Morrison: If the game score is correct then Bronstein (black) could have taken Geller's rook, winning instantly, with 96. . . Be5xb2. I suspect the game score here is not correct. I doubt they would have been in time pressure at move 96 and, if they weren't, it's hard to believe they both would have overlooked that.
Aug-05-10  zanshin: Here's the game score from There are some differences in the moves.

[Event "Candidates Tournament"]
[Date "1956.??.??"]
[White "Geller, Efim P"]
[Black "Bronstein, David I"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "0"]
[BlackElo "0"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nxc3 7. bxc3 c5 8. e3 Nc6 9. Ne2 Bd7 10. O-O Rc8 11. Ba3 Qa5 12. Qb3 Qa6 13. Nf4 b6 14. Rfe1 Na5 15. Qd1 Nc4 16. Bc1 Qa4 17. Qxa4 Bxa4 18. Bf1 Nd6 19. Ba3 Bb5 20. Nd3 Nc4 21. Bc1 cxd4 22. exd4 O-O 23. a4 Bc6 24. a5 Nxa5 25. Ba3 Rc7 26. Bb4 Nc4 27. Rec1 b5 28. Ra6 Rfc8 29. Bc5 Nd2 30. f4 Be4 31. Rca1 Bxd3 32. Bxd3 Nb3 33. Rb1 Nxc5 34. dxc5 Rxc5 35. Rxa7 Rxc3 36. Bxb5 Re3 37. Rd1 Bf6 38. Kf2 Rb3 39. Be2 Rc2 40. Ra4 Rbb2 41. Re4 h5 42. h4 Kg7 43. Kf3 Rc3+ 44. Rd3 Rcc2 45. Rd7 Ra2 46. Re3 Rcb2 47. Re4 Rb6 48. Re3 Rb8 49. Red3 Rbb2 50. Re3 Rc2 51. Re4 Rc8 52. Re3 Kf8 53. Re4 Kg8 54. Re3 Rb8 55. Re4 Kf8 56. Re3 e6 57. Bc4 Rc2 58. Bd3 Rc1 59. Be2 Be7 60. Red3 Rh1 61. Rc3 Bd8 62. Kg2 Rhb1 63. Rc2 Ke8 64. Rd1 Rxd1 65. Bxd1 Rb1 66. Bf3 Ba5 67. Ra2 Be1 68. Re2 Ke7 69. Be4 Ra1 70. Bf3 Kd6 71. Rc2 Bb4 72. Rc6+ Kd7 73. Rc2 Bd6 74. Rd2 Ke7 75. Rb2 Ra4 76. Re2 Rd4 77. Re4 Rd3 78. Re2 Rc3 79. Re1 Bc5 80. Re2 Be3 81. Rb2 Kd6 82. Bd1 Rc1 83. Be2 Bd4 84. Rd2 Kd5 85. Bf3+ Kc4 86. Be2+ Kc5 87. Bd1 Ra1 88. Rc2+ Kb4 89. Bf3 Bc3 90. Re2 Kc4 91. Bc6 Ra7 92. Be8 Kd5 93. Kf3 Bd4 94. Rc2 e5 95. fxe5 Bxe5 96. Rd2+ Ke6 97. Rd3 Rc7 98. Ba4 1/2-1/2

Jan-01-17  Paarhufer: Neither the current game score here nor that one provided by <zanshin> match that of the tournament book, which has 22.cxd4, 96.♖d2+ and 96.♖d3.

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