Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Mikhail Tal vs David Bronstein
Moscow (1966)
Caro-Kann Defense: Breyer Variation (B10)  ·  0-1


explore this opening
find similar games 38 more Tal/Bronstein games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-16-04  suenteus po 147: Nice game! Bronstein shows Tal he can play at his game too :) Anyway, this is a strange Caro-Kann, no other like it in the database. Aside from Bronstein's quirky start, I'm not sure I understand Tal's 7.d4 as the knight can be kicked out rather easily. Why the double reinforcement? Wouldn't 7.dxe4 be better? It opens the diagonal for the king's bishop and makes way towards a kingside castle.
Jul-05-06  FICSwoodpusher: I think with 7. pxp the knight will definitely be forced to move soon. Since it is only defended by one pawn, Black could chase the knight while developing e.g. Nd7. This might not be playable immediately but the knight won't be staying on e5 for very long.

Also if 7. ... f6 is played then the queen check on h5 does not work: 7. pxp f6 8. Qh5+ g6 9. Nxp Qxp+ to be followed by 10. ... QxN

with 7. d4 the knight cannot be chased away by another piece and if 7. ... f6 is played then the queen check on h5 is possible: 7. d4 f6 8. Qh5+ g6 9. Nxp Qf7 10. f5 would be interesting.

Or the knight could just retreat after 7. ... f6 which does not do much for black's development.

Jul-11-06  dabearsrock1010: Is 2. d3 a book move?
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: dabearsrock1010, 2.d3 will normally lead into the King's Indian Attack, defined by 3.Nd2, 4.Ngf3, 5.g3, 6.Bg2, 7.0-0, and 8.Re1 (not necessarily in this order). This same formation can be adopted vs. almost any Black first move except the Scandinavian Defense and 1...f5?!. But 3.f4 takes this game onto bizarre paths unlike anything I've seen: 3...d5 looks like a very strange Falkbeer Countergambit.
Jul-11-06  dabearsrock1010: good explanation thank you
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
Forgoten Gems
by Yopo
Now, this game is a Fight! Win with a pin.
from I came to play! : Nasmichael's Favorites. by nasmichael
Game 9
from Move by Move - Bronstein (Giddins) by Qindarka
Game 128
from Sorcerer's Apprentice (Bronstein) by Qindarka
Bronstein Move by Move
by Brown
DrChopper's good games 3
by DrChopper
Game 128
from Sorcerer's Apprentice (Bronstein) by Parmenides1963
Caro-Kann B10 Compiled by Tokirapa
by fredthebear
by johncross
tokirapa's favorite games
by tokirapa
Bronstein in Bronze
by chocobonbon
Challenger Bronstein
by Gottschalk
Power Chess - Bronstein
by Anatoly21

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC