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David Bronstein vs Larry Evans
URS-USA (1955), Moscow URS, rd 2, Jul-01
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense (C78)  ·  1-0

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Nov-28-09  Everett: 16.Rxc6!

If 17..dxe5 18.Bxf7+ followed by Nxe5. Is this better for white than what black played in the game?

Dec-11-11
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  FSR: Gad, what a crush! Evans can't be accusing of resigning too early.
Dec-11-11
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  SteinitzLives: The three pawns on the 6th rank from move 33 - 34, are one of the purest definitions of a pawn phalanx I have ever seen. Just overwhelming!
Dec-11-11
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  FSR: <SteinitzLives> They're very impressive, all right. But let's not forget the games with three connected passed pawns on the <seventh> rank:

McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834

Janowski vs Ed Lasker, 1924

K Kokolias vs F Sigalas, 2005

Amazingly, the side without the pawns managed to draw all but the first of those games.

But <four> connected passed pawns on the seventh rank are just too much to handle:

F J Lee vs H Shoosmith, 1904

Dec-11-11  Nemesistic: There's a Kasparov/Karpov game i saw on Youtube a while back with a similar theme.

3 passed pawns on 7th rank and the game ended in a draw

Dec-12-11
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  FSR: <Nemesistic> I can't see what K-K game that would be.
Dec-21-11  Nemesistic: <FSR> Iv been looking for that K-K game i alluded to above but i can't find it anywhere,so i think your right it can't be a K-K game ..But im 100% positive Karpov was playing ..Maybe it was a Karpov-Korchnoi game,it was definately a K-K game of some kind!

Il find it sometime soon

Nov-21-15  zydeco: What happens after 13....Nxb4?

I think 23....0-0-0 would have been much better (unless I'm missing something).

Nov-21-15  Retireborn: <zydeco> 13...Nxb4 14.Bb1 and then White just gets the pawn back by capturing on e5, unless Black goes in for 14...exd4 15.Nxd4 Bg7 16.Qf3 when White has good compensation for the pawn in better coordinated pieces.

23...0-0-0 is no real improvement; Houdini gives 24.Qa1 with Qd4-a7 and Rc1 in mind.

21.Kg2! was stronger than 21.Kh1 - it's counterintuitive, but the difference is seen in the line 21.Kh1 Bxe5 22.Bxe5 f6 23.Bxf6 Rf8 24.Be7 Rxf2!

Aug-20-17  Everett: Time trouble perhaps, as 40.d7+ is a quick mate.
Aug-21-17
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  tamar: After 13...Nxb4 14 Rc1 may be stronger than 14 Bb1 although it leaves the a pawn unguarded.

then 14...Nxa2 15 dxe5 Nxc1 16 exd6 Qxd6 17 e5 Qb4 18 Qxc1 Nd5 19 e6 Bxe6 20 Bxh8 Bh6 21 Bb3


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+-2.05/36 Stockfish 030916

Bronstein gives scant notes in his "200 Open Games" which is a pity. He says "...I still enjoy playing through this curious game."

Aug-28-17  Retireborn: <tamar> Yes, I agree that 14.Rc1! is much stronger. Thanks for pointing that out.

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