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David Bronstein vs Laszlo Szabo
Zurich Candidates (1953), Zurich SUI, rd 20, Oct-06
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Hübner Deferred (E50)  ·  1-0


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  refutor: For Drukenknight : a good example of the strength of the bishop pair, look at the position after 20.Qxc6
Oct-28-13  zydeco: Exciting game! It's hard to resist 17.Nxc6, which might have been better than the game continuation.

35.e5 is pretty.

I like white's maneuver 31.Bc5-a3-c1-e3 getting back to the same square, losing a pawn in the process, but simplifying to the minor-piece endgame.

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  plang: The king bishop is usually placed on d3 in this variation; 6 Be2 leaving the d-file open was a new idea. After 10..Qe7 Bronstein obtained a clear advantage; he recommended 10..Qb6 instead giving up a pawn after 11 bxc..Bc5 12 Nd4. Bronstein missed the stronger 16 Nxc6 because he had overlooked that 16..Qg5 doesn't work due to 17 h4..Qxh4 18 Bxd5..exd 19 Qc3; still he had some advantage with 2 bishops in an open position. Szabo clearly underestimated Bronstein's pawn sacrifice 35 e5 opening up the diagonal for the kings bishop. 40..Kh8 would have been an improvement so as to answer 41 a6 with 41..e5. 43..Qc8 44 Bg4..f5 would have been a tougher defense.
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