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David Bronstein vs Alexander Koblents
USSR Championship (1945), Moscow URS, rd 14, Jun-24
King's Gambit: Accepted. Cunningham Defense McCormick Defense (C35)  ·  1-0


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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-12-02  PVS: Another Bronstein classic!
Dec-12-02  Sylvester: So at the end black has to move the queen to h4 and lose the rook. If the black queen takes the knight there is either some kind of back rank mate involving the sacrifice of the queen or huge loss of material?
Dec-12-02  Bears092: 29... fxe6 30. Qxf8+ Rxf8 31. Rxf8 mate
Dec-12-02  Sylvester: I saw that the pawn could not take the knight because of the mate. I played 29...Qh4. What is white's quickest forced win after that?
Dec-13-02  ughaibu: Just take the rook and push e6, I reckon.
Dec-13-02  Vilkacis: The white knight is still on e6 after 29...Qh4.
Dec-13-02  ughaibu: Not if you take the rook.
Dec-13-02  Vilkacis: My mistake, I misread, I read push the rook to e6 on move 30 rather than 31. e6 after 30. Nxd8. We assume black does what on move 30?
Dec-13-02  ughaibu: I guess it's best to recapture the queen but after e6 f6 Rd1 looks strong.
Dec-13-02  drukenknight: well once again the Cunningham looks like a sound way to get through the opening of the Kings gambit. I mean for a guy who played pretty listlessly, he got through the opening fine. Couldnt he have defended that pawn on e3 a little more energetically?
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  Sneaky: I think White maintained his opening initiative well.
Apr-18-05  Chris00nj: Even if the King had stayed on g8, it still would have worked. For example, 28...Rxa2 29. Ne6 fxe6 30. Qf7+ Kh8 31. Qxf8+
Apr-18-05  solstys: If the king stays on g8: 29. Qxf7+ Kh8 30. Qxf8+ Rxf8 31. Rxf8#
Apr-19-05  Chris00nj: <solstys:> Oh right, duh!
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  plang: One of 3 wins by Bronstein in the 1945 USSR championship with the KG. Bronstein criticized 11 Qd3 as too slow recommending the line 11 Nb5..Qd8 12 Ne5..Bf6 13 Qh5..Qe7 14 Nxf7..Rxf7
15 Bxf7+..Qxf7 16 Qxf7+..Kxf7 17 Nxc7.
Bronstein said that Black's mistakes were not reteating with the bishop to e7 on move 18 and not capuring with the pawn on move 21.
Nov-27-15  Christoforus Polacco: <plang> Izaak Boleslavsky's analysis : 11.Nb5 Qd8 (11... Qb6 12.Ne5 Be6 13.B:e6 fe 14.R:f8+ B:f8 and 15.Qg4) 12.Ne5 Bf6 13.N:f7 R:f7 14.Qh5 . It's a some more precise. But main idea is the same.
Sep-11-16  drollere: i enjoyed the way white permits a far advanced passed pawn in order to get everything in place for the counterattack.

early on i expected Ne4 attacking the Q and that was in fact never played. instead, the idea of Nb6 to tie the Q to c7 is very logical.

in his note to this game bronstein urges players, despite bobby fischer's analysis of the main line (after 3. Nf3 d6 4. d4 g5 5. h4 g4, etc.) to pursue other variations in the romantic spirit.

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