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Arthur Bisguier vs Donald Byrne
Rosenwald (1954/55), New York, NY USA, rd 7, Dec-27
Gruenfeld Defense: Botvinnik Variation (D95)  ·  1-0
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Jun-28-17
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  fredthebear: Black seizes control of the open g-file and the diagonals toward the kingside. White choses his defense very carefully to avoid being miniaturized. Then comes 25.Bb4 which defends the back rank from immediate mate but otherwise seems to have little use. It was important not to obstruct the second rank with the bishop. Black's 30...Re8 is not as useful as it appears, a defensive move that indicates a changing tide. 32.f7! is a doozey. Then White's dark squared bishop removes it's opposite likeness and solidifies White's defense with 34.Bg3 for the lasting advantage. From there, it's a matter of simplification to promotion.

This is a fantastic defensive game by White with careful maneuvering of the kingside pawns.

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