|Jun-16-02|| ||Sneaky: After 18. Nxc3! Bronstein is down 2 pawns and a whole piece! And from there, he procedes to turn the computer into a smoldering heap of burning circuitry. |
|Aug-28-04|| ||Nezhmetdinov: It's a stunning game - at his age! Bronstein was 68 when he played this gem. |
|Dec-14-15|| ||stst: Is David Bronstein still there? Quite amazing in 1992 there's a computer to fight against him!!|
Like Paul Keres, I think Bronstein is WC calibre, just by a twist, they could not make it.
|Dec-14-15|| ||stst: 2 occasions don't get it:
16.Nf7 forks the Q and R, why not?
29.Be7+ and R takes the Q, why not?
|Dec-14-15|| ||wrap99: In the final position, what is the immediate threat that Black can't meet? Say Black plays Rc8 -- what does White do?|
|Dec-14-15|| ||beatgiant: <stst>
<16.Nf7 forks> but Black has 16...Qb6+ escaping the fork.
<29.Be7+ and R takes the Q> but White would have to trade a rook and a bishop for it and remains behind too much material.
|Dec-14-15|| ||beatgiant: <wrap99>
In the final position Black will probably drop at least a bishop in the near future to stop the further march of the h-pawn.
|Dec-14-15|| ||al wazir: White was struggling to find a plan at there at the end. I think 25. Qf7+ would have been an easier way to win: 25...Kd8 26. Rfd1, with the threats of Rxd4+ and Rc1.|
|Dec-14-15|| ||pedro99: 51...Rc8 52.Qh8ch-Kf7 53.Rfich-Kg6
54.h5ch-Kg5 55.Qf6ch Kh5: 56.Rf4 will force mate after a spite check or two
|Dec-14-15|| ||Ben0891: @pedro99 in your 51.. Rc8 variation, 54. Rf6 is mate.|
|Dec-14-15|| ||Ferro: Congratulations|
|Dec-14-15|| ||Ferro: Very well|
|Dec-14-15|| ||kevin86: Black must lose a rook.|
|Dec-14-15|| ||offramp: ¬¬¬
David Bronstein: Socrates! Hey, we know that name!
Isaac Boleslavsky: Yeah! Hey,
<[hands David Bronstein a book]> Look him up. Oh, it's under So-craytz.
|Dec-14-15|| ||Titopoet: Bronstien would have been WC but for being caught in the Soviet system and their preference for Botvinnik. One of my favorite players of all time.|
|Dec-14-15|| ||dgm1214: Indeed!|
|Dec-14-15|| ||goodevans: I never knew that they named a chess computer after one of my heroes: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sóc....|
|Dec-14-15|| ||WannaBe: And after this game was over, it also drank hemlocks.|
|Dec-14-15|| ||mikrohaus: At many times I was wondering why the game wasn't ended. Apparently Socrates, which I never heard of, will only play to the bitter end. And the programmers don't play chess.|
Still, I think it's very fascinating to see the defensive resources of computers to be dead in the end, "know" it, but keep trying.
Maybe that's a lesson.
|Dec-14-15|| ||wrap99: <beatgiant> thanks.|
|Jul-12-16|| ||newzild: <wrap99> and <beatgiant>:|
In the final position, the threat of 52. Qh8+ (winning the Ra8) is very hard to meet, eg:
52. Qh8+ Kf7
53. Rf1+ Kg6
52. Qh5+ Kf8
53. Rd8+ Kg7
54. Qg5+ Kf7
55. Qg8+ Kf6
and Black is soon mated.