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Alexey Sokolsky vs David Bronstein
Kiev (1944), Kiev URS
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Tartakower Attack (C52)  ·  1-0


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  wwall: 23...Qxd2 loses. Perhaps best is 23...Bc5 24.Qc1 Qxf4.

Not 24...Kg7?? 25.Qf6 mate.

Oct-31-06  gmgomes: In fact game was pretty even until Qxd2??
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  Gypsy: < Everithing happened as Black wanted, except with colors reversed! > Bronstein, 200 Open Games.
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  TrueFiendish: Bronstein had a really good sense of humour and adventure, unlike some of his counterparts at the time.
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  beatgiant: <wwall>
<Perhaps best is 23...Bc5 24.Qc1 Qxf4.>

White would probably reply 23...Bc5 <24. Qb2>, so if 24...Qxf4? 25. Rf1 Bxf1 26. Rxf1, pinning the queen, or if 24...Be3 25. Qa3 Bc5 26. Qb2 with repetition. It looks dangerous for Black to try to win this.

May-13-08  sirfraix: long live to the Evans Gambit!
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  keypusher: <sirfraix: long live to the Evans Gambit!>

As long as defenses like this are played, it will never die.

Jun-22-13  qqdos: Bronstein missed a trick here with 14...Bd8? Instead 14...Bh3!? seems to give Black the advantage; e.g. 15.Qd1 Bxg2 16.Kxg2 cxd5. Bronstein's patent 6...Nh6 is sound although there is one more game with the move: Jose Bademian vs Mauro Barboza, Uruguay 1968 (1-0) 69 moves. Black diverged with 10...dxe5? instead of 10...Qe7 allowing White to get the upper hand.
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