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Mikhail Tal vs David Bronstein
8th Soviet Team Cup (1974), Moscow URS, rd 8, Aug-30
Caro-Kann Defense: Forgacs Variation (B15)  ·  1-0



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Dec-02-06  refutor: Beautiful breakthrough sacrifice by Tal
Dec-02-06  nummerzwei: 6...Qe7+ looks just wrong, but 6...Be7 would have given black a good game.
Nov-28-22  schachkatze: In the annotations to the game J J Carleton vs Keene, 1978 (same opening where White deviated with 11.Bg3) GM Raymond Keene mentions this game: 'I suggest the aggressive 14...a5! (...) Black proceeded carelessly with 14...O-O? when the blockading coup 15 Ba5! utterly stymied Bronstein's intended queenside pawn offensive.'
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  perfidious: <nummerzwei: 6...Qe7+ looks just wrong....>

It is odd-looking, but generally considered strongest, along with the followup 7.Qe2 Be6.

That single error of omission by Bronstein in the game cost him dear, as the baleful bishop dominated proceedings from its post on a5.

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