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David Bronstein vs Harriet Hunt
Menchik Memorial Open (1994), Maidstone ENG, rd 7, Oct-??
Caro-Kann Defense: Maroczy Variation (B12)  ·  1-0



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Nov-17-06  luzhin: The seventy year old Bronstein, playing with the energy and optimism of a twenty year old. The unpinning 21.Kh4! is delightful.
Nov-18-06  Fisheremon: <luzhin: The seventy year old Bronstein, playing with the energy and optimism of a twenty year old. The unpinning 21.Kh4! is delightful.>

I agree. Still Black could play 23...e5 24. Bh5+ Rf7 25. Qg8+ Kd7 26. Rd1+ Kc7 27. Qxf7+ Qxf7 28. Bxe5+ Kb7 29. Bxf7.

I would choose 19. Bg6+ Nxg6 20. Qxg6+ Ke7 21. Rd1 with mate attack.

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  hesyrett: Earlier, Black can try 13...Qxc2+ 14. Ke3
Rf8 15. Bd3 Qc5+ 16. Kf3 Nd7 17. Re1 Qd5+ 18. Be4 Qxe5 19. Bh6 (what else?) which seems to give Black a winning advantage.
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  Sally Simpson: ***

This game was printed in the BCM, December 1994, page 643 ' Still Hunting for Artistry.'

A nice win but a flawed diamond in the Bronstein collection but the flaw in itself is quite amusing.

There are a few charming variations after 21.Kh4! and 23.Kh3 but it is here. (Black to play) where a sound looking defence lay.

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24...Bd7 (instead of 24....Ke7)

25.Rd1 (25,Bd6 maybe better but 25,Rd1 has the stinger in the tail.)

25...0-0-0! (it is legal.) and Black has Rh8 threats, an idea I was trying to make work before going forward to 24...Bd7.

26.Qxf7 Qxf7 27.Bxf7

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White is a piece up, however the odd placed White King which won the actual game is now in the wrong place.

27...Rh8+ and 28...Rh7 Black wins the the f7 Bishop with a probable draw. Pity but have the feeling Bronstein himself would have liked the irony had Harriet Hunt found it.


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