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David Bronstein vs Yuri L Averbakh
USSR Championship (1948), Moscow URS, rd 13, Dec-02
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. King's Knight Variation (A15)  ·  1-0

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Jul-26-05  Resignation Trap: First, the result should read "1-0".

This was not a good game according to Botvinnik in his red notebook about Bronstein's recent games: "'Br' imitated Keres, but in general it turned out something like Lilienthal vs Flohr, 1935 . Initially it was all very promising for 'Br', but then he incautiously played f4 - it all became very good for Black, but then... with a two-move maneuver 'Br' blundered the exchange! Aha, he does make blunders... Here, instead of winning immediately by the maneuver Bb7-c8-e6, Averbakh began playing like an imbecile and lost! Lucky!"

Apr-21-06
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  offramp: It has been a while since <Resignation Trap> posted; these comments by "MB" are fascinating.
Jun-13-11  Everett: If Averbakh followed Botvinnik's suggestion with 26..Bc8 27.Nd6 Be6 28.Bxe6 fxe6 29.Ke3 and White IMHO is just fine. In fact, I am not sure Black has an answer to the march of K-side pawns. His rooks would have no files and his king would remain decentralized.

Black's best would seem to be 26..Rd2+ 27.Ke3 Rxg2 28.Nd6 Ba8 29.e6+ fxe6 30.Bxe6+ Kh8 31.Nf7+ with perpetual.

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