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David Bronstein vs Ernst Rojahn
"Rojahn, Gosh!" (game of the day Aug-11-2012)
Moscow Olympiad qual-1 (1956), Moscow URS, rd 5, Sep-05
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Polerio Defense Kieseritsky Variation (C58)  ·  1-0

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Aug-11-12
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  perfidious: < Checkmate4327: John Emms....gives these variations: 8...Nxc4 9 Qe2 (9 Qd4 Nd6! 10 Nc3 c6 11 0-0 cxd5 12 e5 Nf5 13 Qd3 Ne4 14 Nxd5 Nc5 Bronstein-Ra.Gracia, Mar De Plata Z 1969.) 9...Nb6 10 c4 Bb4+ 11 Kf1 0-0 12 a3 Re8 13 e5 Bf8 14 h3 c6 15 Be3 Nxc4! 16 Qxc4 Nxd5 De Zeeuw-Timmerman, Dutch Cht 1992.>

Here are the games quoted (it's Luis Bronstein as White, not the GM).

http://www.365chess.com/view_game.p...

M De Zeeuw vs G Timmerman, 1992

Aug-11-12  backrank: <Cemoblanca: After 28.e6! the board looks like "The Great Pyramid of Giza"! :D I haven't seen a pawn structure like this before! Amazing game & instincts by Mr. Bronstein! Bravo! :0)>


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Aug-11-12  Cemoblanca: <backrank> Aaahhhhhh... What a beautiful view! Looks like a postcard! ;0)
Aug-11-12
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  Once: An astonishing game. When you see the fun that white had with his strong pawn centre, sacrificing a piece doesn't seem too high a price to pay.
Aug-11-12
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  kevin86: The pawns truly win this one...and win it big!
Aug-11-12  waustad: Perhaps we could call him Bruschetta - Italian toast. I'll admit that I always considered the Italian to include 3.) ... Bc5, but here they seem to include the 2 Ns.
Aug-11-12  waustad: I've heard of the Great Snake variation, but this is a boa constrictor.
Aug-11-12  howlwolf: I think if black plays 20..f6 he may have less of a problem keeping his white square bishop useful and in a few moves his game can become almost comfortable:Possible line 21f4 Qe7 22 e5 fe 23fe Rfl 24 Nf1 Re8 black has defensive resources because of his extra piece, he certainly doesn't mind exchanging pieces or opening lines and if he can blockake or disrupt the white center pawns or use the extra piece to attack whites' weakened kingside I think he can generate substantial drawing and possible winning chances. Thoughts, anyone?
Aug-11-12
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  Phony Benoni: The "pyramid" was completed in A Pokorny vs K Kullberg, 1930, after <27.e6>:


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Same result, as you might expect. And Bird once got into a similar fix in Bird vs Gunsberg, 1889, after <58...f4+>:


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He couldn't figure a way out, either. And if Bird couldn't figure a way out, there wasn't one.

Of course, you can't go too far into this theme without bringing up Judit Polgar vs Bacrot, 1999, after <50...d3>:


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Perhaps the most amazing example of all.

Aug-11-12  backrank: N Birnboim vs Dzindzichashvili, 1977

after 27 f5


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If <PhonyBenoni> hadn't provided a couple of even better examples, I would consider this one rather good :)

Aug-11-12  Cemoblanca: <Phony Benoni> Perfect! ;0)
Aug-12-12  jusmail: What is the idea behind 31.Kh1?
Aug-13-12  backrank: A bit late, but now I've discovered this one:

Petrosian vs Petrovsky, 1946

Position after 21 b4:


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May-11-13  Poisonpawns: i had so much trouble finding this due to an alternate spelling of the black players last name. I had it as Bronstein-Roian Moscow 1956
May-11-13
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  perfidious: <Poisonpawns> In the good old days, you'd have had a barrel of laughs with Informator's spelling of Korchnoi (Korcnoj), to name only one.
Feb-17-14
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  kingscrusher: A brilliantly creative game!
Jul-22-17  Saniyat24: One of the funniest puns (if you know that Rogan Josh is a lamb dish), that I have come across, and an amazing game, especially the middle game after 24.f4, how Bronstein squeezed his opponent was something very special indeed...!
Feb-20-18
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  AylerKupp: <<Cemoblanca> After 28.e6! the board looks like "The Great Pyramid of Giza"!>

Too bad that Kasparov was not playing White. Then the game could have been titled "The Great Pyramid of Gazza".

Aug-23-20  Ulhumbrus: After 24...Bh7 White has a magnificent centre. How does he use it? Bronstein's answer is to leave it where it is and accompany it with an advance of the king side pawns as well starting with 25 g4
Aug-23-20
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  Gypsy: < jusmail: What is the idea behind 31.Kh1? >

It frees the g1-square for White rooks. Black can not really oppose on the g-file, because the position after <31...Rg8 32.g6...> is so transparently embarrassing that Black may just as well surrender. (However, other replies are not really better)

Jan-10-21  ZoneChess: Nice examples of the advanced pawn reign/rain. Nothing beats Capablanca vs. Treybal though!
May-08-21
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  Messiah: I am completely and absolutely dumbfounded how a human being could have this extent of creativity and originality. David Ionovich was truly one of the very best of the very bests! This game is mesmerizing, I love it.
May-08-21
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  Messiah: Bumping this game (despite being - hopefully - blocked for most of the CG members), it is so good. Bronstein was a pure genius, I am speechless.
May-08-21
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  Sally Simpson: Bronstein relates in his '200 Open Games' that he spotted the possible Bishop sac after looking at a few games of Morphy.

He showed his idea to his team mates before the match and they give him permission to try it.

"After the game I was regally rewarded. My opponent asked in a very quiet voice:

'You of course overlooked the bishop on QB4?"

(200 Open Games is in a descriptive QB4 is c4)

May-08-21
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  Sally Simpson: edit to above post.

i looked before I posted if this had been mentioned before. I must of missed (obvioulsy) Gypsy saying the same thing in 2004.

Bronstein vs E Rojahn, 1956 (kibitz #5)

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