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David Bronstein vs Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bonch-Osmolovsky
Moscow Championship (1946), Moscow URS, rd 9, Feb-??
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Classical Variation General (B72)  ·  1-0


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Aug-21-04  Knezh: Talk about chess blunders! Konstantinopolsky relates that amidst the peaceful atmosphere of tournament games that were going on, a loud moan of despair came from the table where a seasoned master Mikhail BOnch-Osmolovsky was facing a young star David Bronstein. Bonch Osmolovsky was sitting at the board, his head in his hands, eyes full of tears, while Bronstein, quite confused himself, tried to look like nothing had happened. ***
Later on BOnch-Osmolosvky narrated the following: "White's king was a tall piece, and in all honesty i failed to see the rook behind it. It was a bolt from a blue to me!"
Aug-21-04  Knezh: On move 35 the position is extremely complicated with Black having a good chance to hold it by 35. ..Qb2.
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  technical draw: <Knezh> Thanks for the info. I was just playing this game from my Bronstein collection and couldn't figure out why black let his queen get killed.
Aug-13-07  wolfmaster: Bonch-Osmolovsky played awfully here!
Aug-13-07  Sydro: He played quite well until he blundered.
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  keypusher: <Sydro: He played quite well until he blundered.>

Story of my life. Of course the blunder usually comes a lot sooner for me than it did for Bonch-Osmolovsky.

Jun-13-09  WhiteRook48: 36...e3??
Aug-04-12  Everett: Bronstein played provocatively in this one, and was rewarded with a game losing blunder: no, not at move 35, but Black responded poorly to the Qh5 threat with 20..fxe4?? <20..Re8 is a way to avoid immediate disaster>

If White had continued simply <21.Bxe4> Black does not have ..Bf5 to defend his light squares and is well and truly lost.

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  whiteshark: <He played quite well until he blundered.> Thanks a Bonch!
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