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Alexander Kazimirovich Tolush vs David Bronstein
USSR Championship (1957), Moscow URS, rd 1, Jan-21
Horwitz Defense: General (A40)  ·  1-0
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Jul-28-12  Everett: The first game of tournaments was often Bronstein's worst, and here is a case in point.

He had options of going stonewall with <12..d5>, and a couple of moves when ..Bxc3 was called for (to fight for d5), but the best point of resistance is found with <20..Qf8 21.Bd5 b5!> when Tolush would have to start worrying about line-up on the c-file.

Apr-25-16
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  zydeco: <Everett> Agreed that 20....Bc5 is a lemon.

I have a feeling that Bronstein was actually feeling pretty good about things when he gave up the exchange - black ends up with activity but nothing concrete against white's castled king. Good game by Tolush, playing very aggressively out of the opening and then switching entirely to defense as soon as he wins material.

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