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David Bronstein vs Dmitry Gurevich
National Open (1993), Las Vegas, NV USA, rd 6, Jun-13
Benoni Defense: Classical. New York Variation (A70)  ·  1-0



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Feb-10-07  RandomVisitor: <vesivialvy93>Yes, that line works as well, 30.Rxc3 Bxc3 31.Qxc3+ Qg7 32.Qc7! Rf8 33.d7
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  Moondoll: <vesivialvy93> 30.Rxc3 Bxc3 31.Qxc3# fritz6 (cheap at target) says Rxc3 is better and suggests 30...Rxd6 31.Rc8+
Feb-10-07  vesivialvy93: <randomvisitor>thanks for checking the move
Feb-10-07  mkrk17: This game can better be classified as 'Art of sacrifice", and chess lovers can study it to see the gut feel around a sacrifice.
Feb-10-07  ahmadov: Found the first two moves...
Feb-10-07  ahmadov: I liked Gurevich's game as well, especially the plan behind 31...Qg4.
Feb-10-07  Eurotrash: Nxf7 jumped off the board for me. First two moves easy to see.
Feb-10-07  Marmot PFL: I guess the key is to see that black can't take on f7 without getting mated. Then the question is if Kf8 is better than Kh8, but after Qe1 Kxf7 Ng5+ and Qxe2 white stil wins. That's not so easy to see from the initial position, especially at Bronstein's age!
Feb-10-07  alshatranji: Saw the first few moves.ý
IMHO it's not quite possible to see all the moves because this is not a straighfoward ýcombination, but a sacrifice based on a certain concept. I think it's enough to understand ýthe general idea. ý
Feb-10-07  Jack Kerouac: The Benoni is like macaroni; many elbows covered in cheese waiting to be revealed......
Feb-10-07  doremi: Note Bronstein's metaphysical 29.Qe1 Regardless of what a 'final' analysis might say, what a magician!
Feb-10-07  Themofro: Got the first couple moves, but missed the rest, great play by Bronstein.
Feb-10-07  alshatranji: 29. Qe1 seems forced to me. The rook is attacked by the black queen, so the white queen has to remain on the first rank.
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  playground player: Wow! Solved this one! Love the way Bronstein patiently executed the slow kill.
Feb-10-07  Dr.Lecter: I'm like a lot of others. Saw the couple of moves, but missed the other bunch.
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  fm avari viraf: Like everybody, first few moves are predictable but to visualise the whole combination like Bronstein looks tough. During, the Challengers at Hastings, I played blitz with him & in seconds he could see the combination till the end!
Feb-10-07  I Stink: Missed it in one nanosecond. Zero for six this week.
Feb-10-07  pgreg: What's wrong with 28. - Kxf7?
29. Qd5+ Kf8 and what?
Feb-10-07  Billosky: Bravo Bronstein!! It's one thing to see this combination "in theory" and another to execute it OTB without some unforseen move coming in and destroying everything. Very nice play indeed!! And he did it in Las Vegas, the world's hardest place to concentrate!
Feb-10-07  ALEXIN: This is the tipical combination style of Bronstein. Amazing !
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  kevin86: I got the first move,but no further. These masters of the board come up with ideas that I cannot even dream of! With that kind of thinking,chess will have a great future.
Feb-10-07  sbrod: 31. R x c3, B x c3, 32. Q x c3#.
Feb-11-07  Fisheremon: <vesivialvy93: too ! i have the first 2 moves but not all this long winning line...but for move 30 bronstein played 30.Ng5 someone here can try 30.Rxc3 with a comp please , i think this is not bad at all if blacks take with 30...Bxc3 follow by 31.Qxc3+> It's better to make Rxc3 on the next move: 30.Ng5 Qh5 31.Rxc3 with mate end.
Feb-11-07  Fisheremon: <RandomVisitor: (20-ply)Rybka 1. (2.35): 27...Kh8 28.Bxf7 Bb5 29.Ng5 Bf6 30.Bb3 Bxg5 31.hxg5 Qg7 32.Qd5 a6 33.Qc5 Re8 34.Rxc3> 30.Qf3 is better with same idea Rxc3 next.
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  chancho: I remember reading Gurevich's comments about this game in Chess Life. (back in the 90's) Gurevich also lost to Mikhail Tal back then. Perhaps losing to old timers was an irritant for him.
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