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David Bronstein vs Efim Geller
"Bron's Art Gellery" (game of the day Aug-05-2010)
USSR Championship 1961a (1961), Moscow URS, rd 1, Jan-10
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E27)  ·  1-0


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Mar-07-11  JamesT Kirk: 20.Qg6!! BOOOM!!!
Apr-20-11  ughaibu: Whiteshark: if you require at most 20 moves for qualification as a miniature, then this game itself isn't one.
May-06-11  LIFE Master AJ: WOW!!! Wowie, wow-wow, wowzers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May-06-11  LIFE Master AJ: I think I like it.
May-06-11  LIFE Master AJ: Poor Geller must have thrown up all over the chess board. (The lad had to have been in deep shock.)
Nov-10-11  sicilianhugefun: Truly Bronstein is among the greatest chess players of all time!! I am so grateful to without which I would have never seen all of these so beautiful games dating back from the time of Philidor.. This website is my FANTASY LAND... its a galaxy where I can navigate with immense pleasure and marvel with incomprehensible bliss the most wonderful games of Chess stars of all time.. Words aren't enouggh to express my deepest thankfullnes for CHESSGAMES.COM Longlive!!
Apr-25-12  Eduardo Bermudez: Qg6 !!
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  notyetagm: <JamesT Kirk: 20.Qg6!! BOOOM!!!>

Well said, Captain. :-)

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  Jim Bartle: It's only logical.
Dec-26-13  Eduardo Bermudez: The man who understood the chess logic !
Feb-06-14  mathlover: Good game
Sep-27-14  tranquilsimplicity: Jeeesusss! What did Bronstein have against Geller? Bronstein destroyed Geller in a similarly dazzling fashion in another game. Simply stupendous!!#
Oct-05-14  tranquilsimplicity: Ha..ha..ha..ha..ha! What? This game is the adorning jewel of Bronstein's Crown.#
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  Fusilli: Bloody! Blood all over the board! Really, really bloody!
Nov-24-14  tranquilsimplicity: Bronstein: The artist.#
Sep-06-15  N.O.F. NAJDORF: To Everett: Botvinnik was Jewish, too! The allegation is that Bronstein was asked to lose to Botvinnik because the latter was a darling of the Soviet Establishment.
Sep-06-15  NeverAgain: The final position may have inspired Geller's win in Fischer vs Geller, 1967 six years later, where we have a flipped mirror image of the pawns-and-Queen configuration around the besieged King.
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  Alex Schindler: that knockout punch deserves a gold coin shower, if Marshall's did.
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  perfidious: <N.O.F. NAJDORF: To Everett: Botvinnik was Jewish, too! The allegation is that Bronstein was asked to lose to Botvinnik because the latter was a darling of the Soviet Establishment.>

Botvinnik was Soviet Man first and foremost, his Jewishness being an accident of birth.

Feb-29-16  The Kings Domain: Reminds me of another famous queen move by Marshall which was lights out for the opponent. Bronstein's best are delightful as they are inspiring.
Apr-22-16  Everett: <Sep-06-15 N.O.F. NAJDORF: To Everett: Botvinnik was Jewish, too! The allegation is that Bronstein was asked to lose to Botvinnik because the latter was a darling of the Soviet Establishment.>

I know that. Try reading my post again.

Feb-19-17  Ringingtheking: 20.Rf7 was also a considerable move.
May-06-17  zydeco: Wow. Geller didn't lose a lot of games in 20 moves.
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  mjmorri: I wonder how much time Geller spend on 18...de3. That move carries a lot of responsibilities. Perhaps he was preoccupied with trying to trap White's b7 Rook or with creating a pawn tsunami in the center.
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  chancho: Bronstein sought to create something artistic in every game he played.
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