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Mark Taimanov vs David Bronstein
USSR Championship (1948), Moscow URS, rd 18, Dec-10
Sicilian Defense: Boleslavsky. General Variation (B58)  ·  0-1



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  Honza Cervenka:, the result is probably incorrect here. Black is clearly winning.
Oct-10-03  AdrianP: <Honza> <> The Chessbase database has 0-1... which looks much more likely.

[Event "URS-ch16"]
[Site "Moscow"]
[Date "1948.??.??"]
[Round "18"]
[White "Taimanov,Mark E"]
[Black "Bronstein,David I"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Eco "B58"]
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Be2 e5 7.Nf3 h6 8.0-0 Be6 9.Re1 Be7 10.Bf1 0-0 11.b3 Rc8 12.Bb2 Bg4 13.Be2 Bxf3 14.Bxf3 Nd4 15.Qd3 Qa5 16.Rec1 Rfd8 17.g3 d5 18.Nxd5 Nxd5 19.exd5 Ba3 20.Bxd4 Bxc1 21.c4 exd4 22.Rxc1 Qxa2 23.Kg2 Qa3 24.Rd1 b5 25.Qxd4 bxc4 26.bxc4 Qc5 27.Qa1 Rd6 28.Rd4 Rf6 29.Rg4 Qb6 30.h4 a6 31.h5 Qd6 32.Re4 Kf8 33.Qe1 Qc5 34.Bd1 Rd6 35.Ba4 Rdd8 36.Qe2 a5 37.Rf4 Qa3 38.Bc2 Rd6 39.Qe4 Qc3 40.Qh7 Rxc4 41.Rf3 Qxc2 42.Qh8+ Ke7 43.Qxg7 Qe4 44.Qxf7+ Kd8 45.Kh2 Rc1 46.Qf8+ Kc7 47.Rf7+ Rd7 48.d6+ Kb6 49.Rf3 Ka7 50.Qf6 Qd5 51.Qxh6 Re1 0-1

Jul-30-05  Resignation Trap: Botvinnik in his red notebook on Bronstein's games: "Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, by subtle play 'Br' breaks through in the center and with an elegant <intermediate> move wins the exchange. After this there follows altogether feeble play - helps White to create two passed pawns in the center. Begins to mark time, on this occasion without any particular point, but even so before the control he tempts Taimanov into a piece sacrifice and after the adjournment he wins with his extra rook. Coffee-house play. Would he seem to be weak on technique?"

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