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David Bronstein vs Boris Gulko
Moscow Championship (1968), Moscow URS
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System (C07)  ·  0-1
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-12-05  morphynoman2: Boris Gulko told me this was his best game.
Sep-09-05  suenteus po 147: <morphynoman2: Boris Gulko told me this was his best game.> I should say so! Amongst other things, Bronstein rarely lost a French, Tarrasch.
Jun-20-08  Xeroxx: this is a fantastic game
Nov-21-08  Brown: The calm 20.Nf3 looks like a worthwhile improvement. White should not allow the h-file to be opened before developing his knight and bishop.
Nov-28-08  Brown: Actually, upon closer inspection, Bronstein had a clearly winning position two moves before, with 18.Nf3, planning Ne5-Nc6. Also, with 18.Nf3, the c2 bishop needs to stay defended and tactics based on Bf4 and Rxa7 are in the air. Black is lost.
Jan-27-12
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  Eduardo Bermudez: Amazing Chessgame !!
Apr-16-12
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  NM JRousselle: Gulko's best game? Black was lost for a while and no better than equal until White blundered with 30 Rh3.
Oct-15-13
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  GrahamClayton: Bronstein missed the problem-like move 30. ♗e8!!, which blocks the Black rook's access to f8 in one move, as well as threatening 31. ♕a7+. Gulko would have been forced to take a draw with 30...♕e4+ 31. ♔g4 ♕g2+.
Feb-16-14
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  Honza Cervenka: <GrahamClayton: Bronstein missed the problem-like move 30. Be8!!, which blocks the Black rook's access to f8 in one move, as well as threatening 31. Qa7+. Gulko would have been forced to take a draw with 30...Qe4+ 31. Kg4 Qg2+.> What about 30.Re1? After that 30...Rf8+ 31.Ke5 Rh6 32.Bc6 leaves black without escape into perpetual, for example 32...Re8+ 33.Kd4 Qf2+ 34.Be3 Qxb2+ 35.Kxd5 Qg2+ 36.Kc5 Qc2+ 37.Kb5 Qb2+ 38.Kc4 Qc2+ 39.Rc3 Re4+ 40.Kd5 and useful checks are over.
May-12-14  Novirasputin: GM Gulko recently gave a lecture at our Thursday Swiss competition in Teaneck. This game was the topic of discussion. We have notes from an earlier lecture posted here: http://www.icanj.net/chess_class_in...
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