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NN vs David Bronstein
"The Dream Game" (game of the day Sep-30-2016)
Dream Game (composition) (1961), ?
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Leningrad Variation (E30)  ·  0-1


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Mar-03-06  aw1988: Not necessarily. It serves to reason that anything one heavily indulges in, it keeps the mind focused on it, and naturally you'll dream about it.
Apr-01-06  DeepBlade: <Resignation Trap> Those are great games, thanks for contributing them to this site! ''I can beat you in my sleep!'' If blindfold chess isnt exciting enough...
May-04-06  Confuse: ah i think i finally figured out who NN is. he can go into your dreams, he lives forever, he must be some kind of chess diety, who inspires chess across the nations..

well done NN, well done.

Dec-07-06  Maatalkko: For a time I lived at home and could only play bughouse during the 20-minute intervals when my dad went outside for a smoke. I was able to play two or three games a day and took them very intensely. Every night I would dream about bughouse; not seeing games, but only one or two move tactics. During this time my bughouse rating on FICS rose from around 1250 to 1550, going up a bit every day.

After Christmas I got to 1550 and I began to doubt myself. After all, I had gained 300 points playing barely at all - I figured I was overrated. Thereafter I doubted myself and plateaued for awhile. The chess dreams stopped. I went back to school and played much more and ended up in the 1300's again.

Jan-15-07  Zorts: Freud said "A dream is the fullfillment of a wish", thus Bronstein was probably playing Bobby Fischer in this dream. If Raquel Welch was his opponent then he would've postponed the chess game.
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  alexmagnus: Pitily I don't remember the exact moves of my dream game against Carlsen (see me profile). I only remember I resigned on move 52.
Aug-25-08  dwavechess: 83% coincidences with rybka 2.3.2 at 14 ply with bronstein dream as black.Very high %.
Sep-11-08  dwavechess: Down to 74% for Bronstein with rybka 3 w32 at 3 minutes per move, but perfect combination from move 7
Aug-16-10  Lil Swine: white played poorly like he put put his minor pieces on the same rank and got pinned by the queen
Jan-20-11  MaxxLange: Alekhine would have claimed that this was a real game, at least Bronstein admits that it is a composition
Jan-21-11  aliejin: < Alekhine would have claimed ..> I do not know
Alekhine would claimed
about this game

I know Alekhine played countless
real game more beautiful than this composition

Oct-10-12  TheTamale: Bronstein played better asleep than I do awake.
Oct-10-12  sambo: Shouldn't it be David Bronstein vs. David Bronstein?
Jan-07-13  Girkassa: I had a dream once where I was analyzing a game I had played for real a week ago. The game ended in a draw, but in my dream, I found a winning combination. When I woke up, I played through the game again and found that the combination would indeed have been winning.
May-18-15  DanielHoseano: Well it should be David vs Bronstein
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  NeverAgain: The idea that Bronstein composed this game in his sleep is a misunderstanding. According to Chess Notes 8946, which quotes "Sorcerer's Apprentice", it was a daydream composition:
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: I never played this well when awake. Sigh.
Sep-30-16  yadasampati: I wondered if a chess player ever fell asleep during a game, looked it up, and actually found the following:

"Drunken chess player Vladislav Tkachiev caught napping at tournament"

Sep-30-16  Retireborn: Bobby Fischer famously fell asleep at the board once, I think.
Sep-30-16  Pyrandus: I have a Dream!
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  gars: Talking about asleep players I quote Edward Winter's "Kings if Chess", Dover Books, 1966, page 33. Siegbert Tarrasch was director of a Chess tournament. Informed by a horrified attendant that one of the spectators was asleep, Tarrasch hurried to the scene, but, after surveying the dull position and watching a few inept moves, he turned away with the remark: "Ah, an acute critic!"
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  Marmot PFL: White would have to be sleeping to allow Qxf2+.
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  kevin86: Dream for black; nightmare for white!
Sep-30-16  Howard: A very questionable choice for GOTD !!
Oct-05-16  Xeroxx: Excellent choice for GOTD.
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