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David Bronstein vs Georgy Lisitsin
USSR Championship (1948), Moscow URS, rd 9, Nov-25
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Noa Variation (E34)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jul-25-05  Resignation Trap: Botvinnik in his personal notebook on Bronstein: "Nimzo-Indian - 'Br' went into a Queen's Gambit Accepted with reversed colors. Drifted, didn't castle. Played for the two bishops, but didn't obtain anything special. Lisitsin failed to find a good plan and 'Br' took play into an endgame (superior), which cunning Lis played decently. Draw after the adjournment in an unclear position (4 pawns against 1)!!"
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  offramp: ...But it is not a draw.
Jul-25-05  Resignation Trap: <offramp> Yes, it WAS a draw: .

Many of games from this particular tournament have incorrect results. The results are wrong so often, I wonder if they were entered at random, and the percentage seems to indicate just that.

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  offramp: Well, black seems to be better off:

45.Rxf5 Rxf2+ 46.Kxf2 b2 47.Rxf6 b1Q and white will have a tough time of it; it is strange that Botvinnik did not mention that.

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  Gypsy: <offramp> White just constructs a fortress. Opportunities are plentiful.
Nov-16-15  NeverAgain: <Lisitsin failed to find a good plan and 'Br' took play into an endgame (superior), which cunning Lis played decently.>

A (rare?) case of MMB working a clever pun into his writing - "lis" is "a male fox" in Russian. Too bad it was lost in translation.

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