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Gideon Stahlberg vs David Bronstein
Saltsj÷baden Interzonal (1948), Stockholm SWE, rd 11, Aug-01
Gruenfeld Defense: Russian Variation. Szabo (Boleslavsky) (D97)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Jul-21-05  Resignation Trap: Botvinnik was a bit critical in his personal notebook: "Played the Grunfeld like Isaac Boleslavsky, accurately, simplification, agreed a draw in a superior position on the 21st move! Cowardice or fatigue?"
Jul-21-05  mynameisrandy: The heck? 22. Rd8+ Rxd8 23. Qxc4 with a won game for white. What am I missing?
Premium Chessgames Member Good eye, randy. "View alternate score for this game" explains this mystery. We'll switch the scores around so that the secondary score becomes the official one.
Jul-21-05  mynameisrandy: Well that splains it very well. Thanks CG.
Jul-22-05  ughaibu: I'm not sure what you mean by "critical" as the exercise could be described as criticism of Bronstein's games. I guess you mean the use of "cowardice"(?), I think Botvinnik was trying to define negatives in Bronstein's approach as well as his play, if he could conclude that fatigue was an important point then he could play for long, irritating games. I assume the notebook entries are presented in the order in which they were written, it would be interesting if Botvinnik's entries gradually came to focus on certain tendencies as the entries progressed.
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