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Alexander Jongsma vs David Bronstein
Amsterdam IBM (1968), Amsterdam NED, rd 1, Jul-16
Caro-Kann Defense: Breyer Variation (B10)  ·  1/2-1/2


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May-24-09  Brown: Somehow Bronstein gets his usual open g-file and doubled f-pawns from the Caro-Kann, despite white's attempt to mix things up with 3.f4

11..Bb4+ should be considered.

I can hear Bronstein "Do you not agree with 14..0-0? There can be ample discussion. I believe my bishop on the nice diagonal is stronger than his rook in the corner. After the exchange, white will have the Q at a1, sending a line of force across my king's nose, and two knights in the attack on the K-side."

18.Rb3 looks like a waste of time.

20..Nxd4 could be considered, with a likely won game.

After 25.Rxb6 black could have tried 25..Ra8!? 26.Bc4 a2 27.Bxa2 Rxa2 with a classic bishop-pair vs knight-pair war! Unfortunately for black, both his pawns are on the same side of the board, otherwise any breakdown of material would likely be a won endgame for the bishop side.

36..Be5 could be the last chance to win the game, at least keeping one of black's pawns on the board.

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