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Efimov vs David Bronstein
"The Baton of Generations" (game of the day Jun-03-2017)
Kiev URS (1941)
King's Gambit: Accepted. Schallop Defense (C34)  ·  0-1


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Dec-27-06  Themofro: True, but would still be hopelessly lost of course.
Dec-27-06  aazqua: Put me down for about 4 seconds. There aren't a whole lot of options here and it's clear where the pieces will have to go.
Dec-27-06  laskereshevsky: laskereshevsky: HELLO
From the BRONSTEIN's book " THE SOURCER APPRENDIST" ( the translaction is mine from a french edition...sorry for the possibles mistake). BRONSTEIN give here he's final comment about a game **BRONSTEIN-PALMIOTTO** played in the 1958 chess olympic games:

<The game was played in the URSS-ITALY match. Cause im a follower of the famous italian classic school, i managed to create an uncompromise attack with my pawns, to demonstrate that even in a "half-open" game is possible to create a combinative style attack.

Several years after, In the 1990 i was guested to partecipate in a ROME tournament. Absolutly unexpected, at least for me, also BOTVINNIK whose there. I asked to the organizers if he was in the player-list. "NO," they answered me, " he's here to receive the GIOACCHINO GREGO PRICE." I asked if he had ever played a game in the classical italian's schoole style...."NO," they answered, "But in one of he's books he wrote that GRECO was a great player...."

Five years far from, im still very amused by this ingenuousness, and im ask to myself if those italians organizers had ever seen one of my games!>


If you BRONSTEIN's fans (of course, too x me he was a giant...) like it, in a future post, i will give my evidence. Like FORREST GUMP...." I NEED A LITTLE NAP" ......GOOD NIGHT

Dec-27-06  nimzo knight: GOT IT !!
Dec-27-06  laskereshevsky: P.S. excuse me, but x to be honest i had forget a part of the BRONSTEIN's speach. Posted it between < combinative style attack> and <several years after>

:<YES, THE ITALIAN CLASSIC SCHOOL's ITS REALLY IMMORTAL!>...I apologize to all the italians, and all the italian classic school's fan...

Dec-27-06  ALEXIN: Not to much difficult, I think.
Aug-07-08  artspec: No point in bothering to say how long it took to find it. It's too simple to any player of intermediate level and above.
Aug-28-08  dwavechess: Bronstein concur with rybka 2.3.2 at 14 ply in 9/12 moves.
Sep-11-08  dwavechess: With Rybka 3 w32 at 3 minutes per move 10/12 83! for Bronstein, perfect combination from move 7.
Apr-09-09  WhiteRook48: nice knight fork
Jun-30-10  HannibalSchlecter: Bravo Bronstein! Magic!
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  Robed.Bishop: 7. 0-0 is better for white.
May-06-11  LIFE Master AJ: Incredible ... wordless/speechless.
Sep-26-11  MaczynskiPratten: In Bronstein's collection he entitles this game "The baton of generations", explaining that 8...Be6 was inspired by his favourite out of all Morphy's combinations. Does anyone know what that game might be?

Here 8...Be6 is deliciously sneaky as it merely looks like a natural block of White's attack on f7. Who would guess at this point that it is actually to stop White's bishop interposing between a White King on g1 and a Black Queen on e1?!

In Bronstein's book he gives the game as being played out to mate, which feels more artistic.

Jan-14-14  MarkFinan: I was just about to type "Classy, brilliant, impressed and kinda speechless!" then I saw this above.. <LIFE Master AJ: Incredible ... wordless/speechless>. Something is wrong with me, I'm starting to think like him too, haha.

Brilliant. Not much more I can say. I'm really starting to look through more of Bronsteins games since I noticed he spotted a forced mate in 10. Nobody, on this site at least, really rates this guy as highly as I thought there would.

Jan-14-14  Everett: <Mark> In which game did he spot the mate in 10?

Im a big Bronstein fan, BTW. Check out my game collections. They are not just about his most famous games, but all the interesting ones... I imagine just as he would have had it...

Jan-14-14  MarkFinan: Bronstein vs M20, 1963

This game, mate. You go over it with an engine (forget his opponent was a weak computer) and you can tell he saw the mate.

Jan-14-14  MarkFinan: Everett.. I will check your game collections out as well because I like this player, and im looking for some good games to put in one of my collections.

Thanks mate.

Aug-26-14  Bruce Graham: The last knight check must have really 'F..'d 'im off!
Sep-22-14  MarkFinan: Oh what a classic little game this is! You have to love how he plays ..Be6! here..

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drawing the bishop away from protecting the f1 square (I think that's what he was doing?), instead of playing ..Ng3+ first. I forgot all about this game, and even though White plays a few questionable moves it's still a classy well spotted execution. Great little game.

Apr-08-15  Cybe: Why not 7. B:f7+ ? And after 7… K:f7, 8. N:e5+, 8… Kg8, 9. Q:h5 – white stays slightly better (strong russian engines gave 0,81 for white).
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  offramp: That must have effed him right off.
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  morfishine: Efimov is NN's cousin


Jun-03-17  ColeTrane: Like that Metallica album, "Eff 'em All"
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  ChessCoachClark: Looked at this game this morning and used it in our Royal Guards Chess Club meeting this afternoon! The last move is an excellent demonstration of an In-Between Move.

Also, the continuation with the Knight being captured (13. Nxe2 Qe1#) is a Mighty Queen Mate which is both another example of an In-Between Move (with the same piece being left uncaptured-- the Bishop at e6) and a demonstration of one of my chess maxims: "Mate, Don't Take!"

Satisfying example game for our members to analyze and be reminded of good tactics and principles.

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