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David Bronstein vs Alberic O'Kelly de Galway
Hoogovens (1963), Beverwijk NED, rd 14, Jan-24
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0



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May-04-05  Everett: After 25...exd5 26.e6, white is calling the shots.
May-04-05  Everett: Perhaps Black did not expect 27.Qxd8+.

After 28...Qxa8 comes 29.Nf6+ Kf8 30.Ngxh7+ Ke7 31.Rd1 threatening 32.Rd7#. Bishop moves hang the knight, while 31...Nd6 invites 32.Nd5+ with forks at Nc7 and Nb5. 32...Kd8 and Kf8 are the only responses that avoid immediate collapse.

Trying to work out white continuations at this point... any help would be greatly appreciated. Perhaps I'm on the wrong path...

Sep-06-05  tuscarora: Thanks
Jul-18-06  notyetagm: Crystal clear, textbook demonstration of the King's Indian Attack by Bronstein.
May-17-09  Brown: Everett, thanks for doing some analysis. Much appreciated. If I may...

After 28..Qxa8 white has the immediate 29.Rd1, threatening Rd7 and locking the black Q to the back rank. Even after 29..Qc8 30.Rc5! and this killer deflection ends it. Black's continuation is the only one to prolong the game, as it covers the d1 square.

25..exd5 26.e6 is very interesting. After 26..fxe6 27.Rxe6 Qc5 28.Rce1 white has a crushing attack. Even if black tries to give back some material with 27..Qxe6 28.Nxe6, white still has overwhelming threats to the black king. Black has one defending unit and white has two knights, a queen and a pawn on the sixth in the attack.

The finish can be 31.Rce1 fxg4 32.Ng5! and black has to give up the Q to avoid mate.

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