|May-07-05|| ||paladin at large: 14. Bg5 is a big move for white. In retrospect, black's 13....Qf5 looks bad, but black is already in a bind, because of the potential of white's knight on a5 to take up a very powerful position on c6 or e5.|
|Jul-21-05|| ||Resignation Trap: Botvinnik: "French with 3. Nd2 Nc6. 'Br' won by energetic and accurate play."|
|Sep-10-05|| ||Resignation Trap: I wonder if Szabo was familiar with this game (not in www.chessgames.com nor in http://www.chesslive.de ): Bronstein - Barsauskas, Lithuanian Championship 1947 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nc6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.e5 Nd7 6.Nb3 f6 7.Bb5 a6 8.Bxc6 bxc6 9.0-0 c5 10.c4! c6 11.exf6 gxf6 12.Qe2 Kf7 13.Re1 Nb6 14.Nxc5 Bxc5 15.dxc5 Nxc4 16.b3 Na5 17.Ne5+! Ke7 18.Bd2! Kf8 19.Qh5 fxe5 20. Bh6+! 1-0 |
Szabo deviated with 10...dxc4.
|Sep-10-05|| ||suenteus po 147: <Resignation Trap> Not sure the information would have helped much, except maybe as evidence to avoid the French altogether. Bronstein was always lethal against it when he employed the Tarrasch.|
|Dec-20-06|| ||Silverstrike: <Resignation Trap> Where did you find out about that game?|
|Dec-21-06|| ||Gypsy: <Resignation Trap> Please, submit the Bronstein - Barsauskas game for an inclusion. Thx!|
In this game, Black had to part with a piece because of 18...Rxd1 19.Ne5+ Kg8 20.Rxd1 Bxc5 21.Rd8+ Bf8 22.Be7...
|Dec-23-06|| ||Resignation Trap: The Bronstein-Barsauskas game was just uploaded by me.|
It appears in <The Art of Chess Improvisation> by Boris Weinstein (Vainshtein), published in Russian in 1976 and translated to English as "David Bronstein - Chess Improviser" in 1983. According to Kevin Spraggett , this was "one of the greatest books of all time."
The crosstable from the 1947 Lithuanian Championship can be found here:
In a game played in the 15th USSR Championship, Aronin vs Bondarevsky, 1947 , White tried the weaker 10.exf6 Qxf6 11.Re1 c4 and Black went on to win!
|Aug-23-11|| ||ozmikey: The decisive battle of the first-ever Interzonal!
Although 16...Bb7 was probably a blunder, overlooking the line that <Gypsy> gives, Black's position is already incredibly difficult. The threat is actually 17. Nc6! followed by 18. Nfe5+, and it's hard to see how Black can parry it, given the bind he's in. Maybe 16...Kg8 gave some grovelling chances, but it's hard to see a player of Bronstein's class not being able to press home his advantage from there.