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Mikhail Tal vs David Bronstein
USSR Championship (1957), Moscow URS, rd 3, Jan-23
Slav Defense: Schlechter Variation (D15)  ·  1-0
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Nov-04-03  ughaibu: I'm having a Tal month and as Drukenknight suggested this might be Gruenfeld month I'm going to kill a few birds with half as many stones, I hope some of them are interesting.
Jul-28-12  Everett: With 19..b4! Bronstein sets an interesting trap, but he may have been better off inconveniencing Tal's Q with <19..Re8!> threatening ..Re7, ..Ra8 or some combination to win the Q.

Tal seems forced to trade in his second B to get some compensation. One possible line per Stockfish is <19... Re8 20. Bxc4 Ra8 21. Qxf7+ Kxf7 22. Bxb5 Re7 23. exd5 exd5 24. Bc6 Rc8 25. b5>


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... and we have a very interesting position...

After Bronstein misses placing coordinated pressure on the q-side with <23..Rfb7>, Tal takes control of the game.

Jul-29-12  Everett: Above, it should read 17..b5
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