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David Bronstein vs Mikhail Tal
USSR Championship (1958), Riga URS, rd 2, Jan-??
Sicilian Defense: O'Kelly Variation. Normal System Kan Line (B28)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-13-05  PaulLovric: why do people ignore good games like this?
Jul-14-05  hintza: 1. People are Kasparov-obsessed.

2.It's a draw and people like to whinge about draws all day long.

3.People often use other peoples' judgements rather than their own to determine which games are "good games" rather than forming their own opinions.

Note: Please don't take me too seriously here, although I'm sure somebody will as always...


Jul-11-06  sahmattr: Today's chess players trust computers more than their brains and imaginations. That is why they lack imagination and can't be as brilliant as Mikhail Tal.
Aug-17-10  dondiegodelavega: I like this game: Tal grabs a pawn, gives it back to quell the beginning of an attack and then sacks one to seize the initiative: fine play!
Nov-02-11  Everett:    <: I like this game: Tal grabs a pawn, gives it back to quell the beginning of an attack and then sacks one to seize the initiative: fine play!>

No, no, in fact Bronstein sacs a pawn for the initiative and two bishops, wins back one pawn and then another before his opponent accurately trades down into a drawish endgame ;-)

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  Karne: Bronstein and Tal are amongst the most artistic players to ever descend from the fictional heavens, and their games are always so evergreen.
Apr-20-15  Zonszein: Beautiful. I prefer the chess of those times than today's

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