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David Bronstein vs Leonid Stein
USSR Championship (1965), Tallinn URS, rd 7, Dec-02
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Modern Bc4 Variation (B35)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  Everett: Whether 9.Nf5 is Bronstein's or Keene's invention is an open question, both having played it in 1965 according to this database. Perhaps they discovered it independently.

In any case, Bronstein assured himself a nice positional plus by move 20, yet seemed to have let it slip with moves 25 and 28. The BOOC with rooks on the board indicates that this not-quite endgame can be pretty dangerous.

<25.Rc1> would be a solid continuation, asking Black how exactly he will get any play. White would threaten doubling on the c-file. I don't see how Black moves at all without favoring Whites better development and activity.

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  Everett: Also, instead of 14.Ra3, play could go <14.Bh6+ Kh8 15.Nxf6 Ne5 16.Bd5 exf6 17.0-0> and White is perhaps even slightly better than the game continuation.
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  whiteshark: The 1st game in my database is <Westerinen - Jongsma> from WchT U26 in Krakow in 1964.

There's also Fischer vs E Cobo Arteaga, 1965 which has been played earlier in 1965. Aside these games there are four more games played in 1965.

Here's the a.m. game:

[Event "WchT U26 11th fin-B"]
[Site "Krakow"]
[Date "1964.07.31"]
[Round "8.1"]
[White "Westerinen, Heikki MJ"]
[Black "Jongsma, Pieter"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B75"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. d4 Bg7 4. Nc3 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nc6 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 d6 8. f3 Qb6 9. Nf5 Qxb2 10. Nxg7+ Kf8 11. Nd5 Nxd5 12. Bxd5 Qc3+ 13. Kf2 Kxg7 14. Rb1 Rd8 15. Rb3 Qa5 16. Qc1 Qc7 17. h4 e5 18. h5 Nd4 19. Bh6+ Kh8 20. Qg5 Qxc2+ 21. Kg3 Ne2+ 22. Kh2 1-0

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