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Olafur Thorsson vs David Bronstein
Reykjavik Open (1996), Reykjavik ISL, rd 1, Mar-02
King's Indian Defense: Petrosian Variation. Stein Defense (E92)  ·  0-1



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Jun-25-08  Everett: Long live Bronstein and the KID!
Jun-25-08  guaguanco: After white allowed the kingside to get closed with 14...h6 he was just shuffling back and forth with no rhyme or reason. Dead meat to a player like Bronstein.
Jan-19-09  Brown: 24..Ne6! If white takes 25.dxe6 Bxe3+, the bishop cannot be taken due to mate in two. A triumph of the re-positioning of black's DSB.
May-05-12  Everett: Is it really possible that no one of note played 8...Qe8 in this position? Seems natural to remove the pin on Nf6.

Besides the general exchange of one's worst place piece with the rerouting commencing with 21..Bf6, it is clear that the resulting weak dark squares around Whites K causes some serious problems for the first player. Black cannot play 34.Kc1 due to the fork 34..Ncd3+ picking up Re1 and continuing the attack.

May-05-12  tonsillolith: Great example of how knight and queen work together at close quarters.
Apr-03-14  tranquilsimplicity: The versatility and flexibility of the King's Indian Defence is exquisitely demonstrated here by one of the foremost exponents of the King's Indian, Bronstein. Black who normally attacks from and on the Kingside, closes the Kingside and attacks through the Queenside.#

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