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Stuart C Conquest vs David Bronstein
NatWest Young Grandmasters (1989), Bayswater, London ENG, rd 2, Aug-31
Caro-Kann Defense: Accelerated Panov Attack. Modern Variation (B10)  ·  0-1



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Sep-08-05  Granite: Some nice tactics in this one, Bronstein sacs a pawn to get double isolated pawns to pressure on an open file and then a kingside attack. Fun one!
Nov-28-10  Everett: After <23..Nxf2 24.Kxf1 Bxd4+ 25.Ke1> we have an interesting position.

Black's Queen would love to take white's g3N with check and then pick up the hanging bishop on g5, but what to do with the white queen defending the N?

Run interference with <25..Bc3+!>

But what if white plays <25.Kf1?> Then one line can be <25..Nc3! 26.Bh4 <26.Rxc3 Bxc3 27.bxc3 Qxg3 28.Bf3 Bxf3 29.gxf3 Qxf3+ 30.Ke1 bxc3! and wins> Qf4+ 27.Ke1 Qf2+ 28.Kd2 Qxe2+! 29.Nxd2 Be4#>

Sep-22-11  Dr. J: But what if 23..Nxf2 24.Kxf1 Bxd4+ 25.Ke1 Bc3+ 26.Kf2 protecting the Knight?
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  kingscrusher: After 23... Nxf2
24. Kxf2 Bxd4+
25. Ke1

The key crushing interference move seems actually to be Ne3

454: Stuart C Conquest - David Bronstein 0-1 2.0, NatWest Young Grandmasters 1989

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Analysis by Stockfish 15 - 3 threads max:

1. -+ (-5.58): 26.Nf5 Nxf5 27.Qh3 Ng3 28.Rc2 Bc8 29.Qh4 Nf5 30.Qh3 Qe5 31.Qf3 Qg7 32.Rxc8 Qxg5 33.Rxb8 Rxb8 34.Qg4 Qxg4 35.Bxg4 Ne3 36.Bd1 Nxg2+ 37.Ke2 Kg7 38.Kf3 Nh4+ 39.Ke2 f5 40.Rc1 e5 41.Rc6 e4 42.Bc2 b3 43.Bxe4 fxe4 44.Re6 Nf5 45.Rxe4 Ng3+ 46.Kd2 Black is clearly winning

(Gavriel, 22.01.2023)

And if as Dr.J mentioned, we try and use 25..Bc3+ instead after 26.Kf2 we have to go back to the Bd4+ and then use Ne3 in any case.

I found this game very inspirational at the time - shows how White's King safety can be reduced from trying to hold on to pawns

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