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David Bronstein vs Andre Lilienthal
USSR Championship (1944), Moscow URS, rd 6, May-29
Spanish Game: Closed. Kholmov Variation (C92)  ·  1-0


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  Tabanus: 30...Nd4? is the big blunder losing the exchange, 31.Nd6! and if rook moves then simply 32.Rxd4

White was better anyway, about +1.20

May-09-09  nasmichael: I am eager for reviews with human review. I have met some GMs, and their evaluations give me a picture of 'how the game is to be played', vs. some mumerical evaluation. I was reading some of Bronstein's work, some of Lasker's and Andy Soltis' studies of chess and its culture, and I gather from them that there is far more than 'computer weights' to consider in the game.

As an educator, I discuss Diverse Learning styles, of varied intelligences, and I feel that painting a fuller picture of the game beyond its tactical mistakes is needed to engage young and learning players on a deeper level.

I am not criticising my counterpart above--in fact I praise him/her for wanting to learn more about the game. With this post I am fulfilling my part in this dialogue, extending to the viewer the idea of playing this game 'live', setting up the board and trying to follow the moves along the course of time. Though this is not one of the ''Guess-The-Move'' activities, I encourage you to play it through. This time period was for Bronstein coming up to one of his strongest -- in a few years he won his 1st USSR Championship, along with Alexander Kotov, and his imagination and technique were fantastic.

Games in databases are missing the sense of time, of being created 'on the clock', of being analyzed with elements of pressure missing. I applaud <Tabanus> for pointing out the advantage held by Bronstein, and I am curious to know the thoughts of the players about this game, if there is any record of it.

May-14-10  Everett: A very straightforward treatment of the black side of the Ruy. After the placement of the queen deep in enemy territory 21.Qe7, black is struggling to keep material equality.

By move 30 white has stopped black's Q-side majority and is about to march his pawns up the K-side, with eventual rook support. To defend against this pressure, black will likely have to drop the c-pawn.

A possible ending can be <37..Ng6 38.Rd8 Rxd8 39.e7+ Kh8 40.exd8 Qxd8 and now 41.Qe6 or Qxc5> should suffice.

Note the "pretty" <37..Ng6 38.Rxg6 Qxg6 39.Qg4 <hoping to deflect the Q while attacking the R> fails to 39..Qd6+.>

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