|May-03-04|| ||Whitehat1963: Tal displays nice technique. |
|May-03-04|| ||aragorn69: Wasn't 38.Kc2 Bronstein's last mistake. I don't see how Tal wins after 38.Kd2. For example 38.-Ra1 39.Ke3 Bb2 40.Kf3!? reinstates the Ree7 threat. |
|May-03-04|| ||SicilianDragon: At first glance, it does appear to be the final mistake, though I would argue that his first mistake was 5. g3 |
|Feb-23-05|| ||goldthread: After 38.Kd2 perhaps 38...Nb3+!? At least it looks like the kind of move Tal might have in mind... |
|Feb-28-05|| ||samvega: 38.Kd2 Nb3+ -- the "!?" is unduly modest. Looks to me like an only-move that at least draws, probably wins. |
|Feb-28-05|| ||beatgiant: Yes, good find, <goldthread>!|
Here are some lines with 38. Kd2 Nb3+!.
Obviously, the pawn queens if 38. Kd2 Nb3+ 39. axb3? a2.
If White gives back the exchange with 38. Kd2 Nb3+ 39. Kc2 Rc1+ 40. Kxb3 Rxc7 41. Kxa3 (or 41. Re3 Bd4 and Black goes for the a-pawn as in 42. Rd3 Rb7+ 43. Kxa3 Bc5+ 44. Ka4 Rb2, etc.) 41...Rc3+ 42. Ka4 Rxg3 43. Kxa5, etc. with a race between the pawns on opposite sides. It would take a massive calculation to prove whether it is a draw or Black wins.
On 38. Kd2 Nb3+ 39. Ke3, Black crowds White's king as in Bd4+ 40. Kf3 Rb2! 41. Bf1 Bc5 42. Rxb2 axb2 43. Bd3 Nd2+ 44. Ke2 Bb4, and Black wins two minor pieces for a rook. Again it would take a careful calculation to prove whether it's a draw or Black wins, because Black's king is cut off from the action.
|Nov-09-08|| ||slomarko: what kind of match was this?|
|Sep-09-11|| ||Everett: 19..Rxc3! is very nice.|
|Sep-09-11|| ||Everett: Tal assesses that despite the near-identical pawn islands, he will have a complete bind on the q-side. Look how terrible Bronstein's LSB is throughout this game, especially after move 19. |
I think this was an 8-board simul between these two, at rapid time controls, which Tal won, +4 -2 =2
|Sep-09-11|| ||twinlark: The coordination of the Black pieces is smooth as silk, like a choreographed dance. Beautiful game.|
|Sep-10-11|| ||chillowack: Perhaps Bronstein should have played 19.Rxa7 rather than pulling back to defend.|
|Sep-10-11|| ||Everett: After a bit of help, it seems that Bronstein had 21.Be4, attacking the knight while protecting b1, clearly winning. If 21..Nc4 then simply 22.Rb1|
<chillowack> it seems, after <19.Rxa7 Nxc1 20.Rxc1 Bd4+!> and Black wins material.
Ahhh, the wonders of quick chess.
|Sep-15-11|| ||chillowack: Everett: thanks for that variation.|
|Sep-17-11|| ||Everett: <chillowack> my pleasure! And thank you, for I certainly learned something through your suggested move.|