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Walter Shawn Browne vs Bernard Zuckerman
New York (1973)  ·  Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Botvinnik Variation (D60)  ·  1-0
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-11-05
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  TheAlchemist: Amazing game by Walter Browne, I think they called it "an orgy of sacrifices".
Aug-16-05  rwbean: How about (crafty suggestion) 28... Nf4 29. Qg4 Bc6 30. Nxg5 Qxc3 31. Rf1 Qxd4 drawing? What does Browne have to say about this line in his annotations to this game in "Learn from the Grandmasters"?
Dec-08-06  piroflip: I read many years ago that Browne prepared this opening to a very great depth in order to face "Zuck the Book".
Dec-24-06  ToTheDeath: In Soltis' book Confessions of a Chess Grandmaster he says (p. 78) that he witnessed Browne visibly shocked by the response 27... Bxg5, but then he recovered and found Rxh7 to win. When annotating the game later Browne claimed he had it all worked out beforehand.
Dec-24-06  malthrope: <ToTheDeath> I'm an old friend of Shawn's (see my profile) and when he got back from New York he showed me this beautiful chess game in great detail. There is no doubt in my mind that he had it all worked out and he was very proud of this game (even Bobby gave him a compliment!). I think Andy just misread Walter's live reaction (easy to do with a man of so many emotions such as Shawn has). Anyway, that's my '2cents' worth... ;-) - Mal
Dec-24-06  ToTheDeath: Hiya malthrope. You could be right, although Soltis claims Zuckerman said Browne "nearly fell out of his chair" after move 27. Soltis has had his spats with Walter so who knows. Great attack either way.
Mar-25-07  ALEXIN: Strong attack of Browne thanks to his daring 27 and 28 moves.
Apr-08-07  rwbean: Or 28... e5. Is that a clear draw? What does Rybka think? Did Browne comment on that in "LFTG"?
Apr-16-07  rwbean: Yes, it seems 28... e5 is a clear draw. After about 57 hours of analysis:

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Rybkav2.3.mp.w32:
28 56:59:02 21.776.706,596 108.748 0.00 e6e5 Bb1xg6 Nd5f4 Qe2e4 e5xd4 Rh7h8+

Apr-30-11  rwbean: Conversely: White's move 27 is a blunder which only draws, but 27. Rxh7 would have won! (+3.83 at 23 ply with Houdini 1.5a)
Aug-03-15  Bruce Graham: Sacrificial slugfest. Browne's queen had a date: with mate.

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