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David Bronstein vs Georgy Lisitsin
Ch URS (1/2 final) (1947), Leningrad (Russia), rd 10
Sicilian Defense: Closed. Fianchetto Variation (B24)  ·  0-1


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Dec-16-05  stanleys: This is a good examle of tenacious defence,which is a rewarded at the end.Blacks'position seems very difficult after the exchange of queens.But their king did a hard job-protecting himself and leading the decisive counter-attac
Aug-03-12  Everett: Instead of taking the bind off of the Q-side pieces, Bronstein may have been more successful with the immediate king activation <31.Kf2>. Even if Black tries to block the influence of the bishop with <31..e5 32.Ke3 e4 33.g4> White would have strong winning chances here.

Truth is, since both of Bronstein's pieces can hardly be improved by move 30, logically his K placement should take precedence.

Aug-04-12  Everett: And it looks like Bronstein's curious play in the opening was nearly flawless.

24..Rd8? should have lost immediately to <25.Rxd8 Kxd8 26.Nxe6+ Bxe6 27.Rxe6> Bronstein must have gotten into his head the bind on the q-side, and neglected to simply win a pawn with a crushing position.

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  perfidious: Black was utterly hosed in this game; it took more than one miracle to save his position.
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King activation likely completes nice bind <31.Kf2>
from Bronstein's Remarkable Draws and Losses by Everett

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