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David Bronstein vs Nikolai Georgiyevich Kopilov
USSR Championship (1949), Moscow URS, rd 19, Nov-19
Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Variation (C78)  ·  1-0

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Aug-16-04  beenthere240: What a neat combination white starts with 31. Nf5! 32 ef not only attacks black's knight but also uncovers the attack on blacks queen rook. when the action's over the endgame is hopeless. Black's 8th move (d5) looks bad.
Aug-31-05  Resignation Trap: Botvinnik paid a compliment to Bronstein on this game in his personal notebook: "Spanish, 6. d3. 'Br' played the opening very modestly, but then, after the maneuver of his knight to g3, played Nh4, Qf3 (the bishop was on g6), Nh4-f5-h6+ (the knight at f6 was undefended) and then h3-h4, which essentially decided matters. In the process, he schemed and moved to and fro. - In general, a good game!"
Aug-31-05  Resignation Trap: This is how Bronstein ended the tournament. He and Vasily Smyslov each scored 13/19 and tied for first.

For Bronstein's next major event, go here: Game Collection: Bronstein at the Moscow - Budapest Match, 1949 .

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