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Semyon Abramovich Furman vs David Bronstein
Leningrad-Moscow (1967), Leningrad URS, May-09
Queen's Gambit Declined: Pseudo-Tarrasch Variation (D50)  ·  1-0
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Jan-15-06  kidster: I wonder how the game would have ended had they exchanged queens early
Jun-11-10  xombie: Probably a routine loss. Black doesnt have much for his piece if he trades queens. But great knight power there in the end.
Dec-02-12  Everett: A classic battle between "The Walking ECO" and the man who had no need for it.

8..Nxd5!? is a TN, though those who wish to try something similar but different are welcome to see if <8..Nxe4!?> creates problems for his opponent.

<12..0-0> is also a viable alternative, to see where White puts his Q and K. The e7 square may not be the best for Black's Q.

15.0-0-0?, fighting fire with fire, could have gotten Furman burned if Bronstein found <17..Rac8 18.Kb1 Rfd8>, tactically covering his d-pawn while centralizing his heavy pieces. Black seems to have a strong advantage here, with heavy pressure on White's K.

After 17..Qc5+?, White is able to force the Q-exchange, and poof goes much of the play, and then 25..Rd6?! instead of <25..c5> does not create any opportunities.

<34..Ke7> seems to be the last chance to hold, but things were grim by then.

Interesting game!

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