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Alberto Foguelman vs David Bronstein
Amsterdam Interzonal (1964), Amsterdam NED, rd 6, May-26
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Janowski-Larsen Variation (D25)  ·  0-1


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  notyetagm: Very impressive, winning an Interzonal game with Black in 21 moves with a blistering sacrificial attack.
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  MrSpock: After 16. Le2 e5 17. Lg4! the game becomes very complicated with some practical chances for white.
Dec-14-10  Ulhumbrus: On 15..Nxf4!! Bronstein gives in his book "The sorcerer's apprentice" the following two variations: 16 Bf1 Qg4+ 17 Kh1 Qf3+ 18 Kg1 e5! clearing the way for the manoeuvre 19...Rg6+ and 16 Be2 e5! 17 exf4 Rh6! 18 h3 Qg3+ 19 Kh1 Rxg3+

Tartakower described Alekhine's play as "sonnenschach", conveying perhaps the splendid impression which Alekhine's combination play made on him. I am inclined to describe the two combinations which Bronstein gives here as a little bit of sonnenschach.

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  Fusilli: <Ulhumbrus> Yes, but the genesis of it all is 13...Qh4, isn't it? That is the move that sacs a piece. Come move 15, 15...Nxf4! is not too hard to see, but Bronstein planned all along with 13...Qh4!
Mar-08-12  Everett: <Fusilli> yes, 13..Qh4 is the beginning, yet 14..Rb6 is great isn't it? Black doesn't really care about his d7 N but he does care about getting his R in the attack and getting White's Q off the a8-h1 diagonal. Of the three moves 13, 14 and 15, I find Bronstein's 14th the real winner.
Mar-11-13  Everett: A funny thing just happened when I scrolled through this game with an engine: Bronstein missed a crusher on move 14, the very move I thought was so good. The move is based on the unprotected Rd1, White's poor king position, and the relative positions of White's Q and B.

BTW <MrSpock> is correct in that <16.Be2> is White's best try to hold.

Jun-28-13  phil6875: <Everett> Indeed, 14...Ne5 is very strong. I wonder why Bronstein didn't see it, wish he had. I think this is the best line.

14...Ne5 15. fxe5 Nxc3 16. bxc3 Qg4+ 17. Qg2 Qxd1+ 18. Qf1 Qg4+ 19. Kh1 Qe4+ 20. Kg1 Rfd8 21. Qe2 Rb1 22. Rxb1 Qg6+ 23. Kh1 Qxb1

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