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David Bronstein vs Vasily Panov
Moscow-ch (1947), Moscow URS, rd 3, Apr-17
King's Gambit: Declined. Classical Variation General (C30)  ·  1-0


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Apr-18-05  Chris00nj: 26. Bxb6!!! Wow, what a move by Bronstein.
Aug-30-10  Ulhumbrus: 23...cxd6 displaces the c7 pawn which defends the b6 pawn and so makes the sacrifice 26 Bxb6! possible.

30 b6+! offers Black the N on c6, but Black can't accept it. On 30...Kxc6 one of the ways in which Black can lose is 31 Qa4+ Kb7 32 a6+ Kxb6 33 Rb1+ Ka7 34 Rb7+ Ka8 35 Qc6 Nc5 36 Rd7+ Kb8 37 Rb1+ Nb7 38 Qxb7 mate

After 30...Kb7 31 a6+ !! offers as a sacrifice three White men on the 6th rank all at once, the N on c6, the pawn on a6 and the pawn on b6. Black can neither decline all nor accept any.

After 32 Rb1+ one of the ways in which Black can lose is 32...Kxc6 33 Qa4+ Kc7 34 Rb7+ Kc8 35 Qc6 mate.

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  plang: 22..g5? was an error leading to the weakening of b6; instead 22..h4 23 h3 would have left both sides with chances. 25..Kc7 would have been better as then Nxa5 is not check saving a precious tempo and making the piece sacrifice problematic.
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