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Alvis Vitolinsh vs David Bronstein
13th Soviet Team-ch qual group 1 (1975), Riga LAT, rd 1, Jul-??
French Defense: Winawer. Advance Variation General (C16)  ·  1-0
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Feb-25-12  tjipa: One of the mysteries of the chess history. Just look at this - a young Latvian master simply BEATS none other than Bronstein in a complex game, exactly of a kind Bronstein liked and was strong in. I once played Vitolinsh in a simul. It was an experience.
Jul-21-13  Everett: Vitolinsh came prepared with his own system vs Bronstein's French KID. His move order allowed immediate pawn pressure on the Q-side, so Bronstein could not enjoy his regular development. Coming out of the opening White is much better and Black is struggling to generate any play.

<11..h4 12.Ne2 c5> seems better, but no complete antidote. By move 22, despite an enemy pawn in his Ks face, he has a monstrous position.

Some ups and downs follow, with Bronstein almost equalizing at some points. An interesting moment is Black's 26th, when ..Be4 seems to be better. Bronstein comes up with an idea of prevent b5, so he can play ..b5 and ..Bb6. He decided, for better or for worse, that this diagonal was worth the smothering of his LSB. I think <26..Be4 27.b5 Kg7> with ideas of ..f4, ..g4 are worth a look. The a8-h1 diagonal strikes me as vital for his play, and the DSB could come out behind the ..g4 pawn push, and thus releasing the Rg8 to slide along and help with the K-side attack.

His last chance to fight was <37..Rxf4> as the N proved to be the fatal player for Bronstein's K. It also likely comes down to a BOC ending, with some chances to draw.

Apr-24-18  Everett: That should read <36..Rxf4>
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