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Igor Bondarevsky vs David Bronstein
USSR Championship (1963), Leningrad URS, rd 12, Dec-12
Formation: Queen Pawn Game: London System (D02)  ·  0-1

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Feb-02-05
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  Gypsy: <This game has been awarded the prize for the best game of the Championship.> "Bronstein on KID"
Apr-19-12
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  Everett: Bronstein plays a reversed-Reti vs London System.

8..Ba6 is a good positional idea seen played against the Dutch and Slav formations.

29..c4 worked brilliantly to open the a7-g1 diagonal for Bronstein's queen.

Jun-07-13
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  perfidious: Thie double fianchetto looks to be an interesting way to counter White's solid, but not overly aggressive plan.

Bronstein's 13.....e5 is a fine example of concrete appraisal of a position-White should not be allowed to play 14.e5 himself, though the move apparently obstructs Black's remaining bishop from action in the centre and queenside.

The weakness of d5 is an illusion, as White's pieces are unable to exploit it in any fashion, as with Bronstein's pawn at c5 after he plays ....d5. Black's spatial advantage and superior activity give him the advantage in this middlegame, as White's proud 'London' bishop is transformed into a looker-on.

Aug-23-13  Maatalkko: It starts out as Reversed Reti and turns into a Reversed Botvinnik after 12. dxc5. Nice. I will try this next time someone tries London against my Gruenfeld.
Aug-23-13  tonsillolith: <perfidious>, I agree with you about the position after <13...e5>. However, it's harder for me to see Black's plan after <12. e4>. The position of the knight on c7 rather than c6 makes it harder to control the e5 square unless White relinquishes it voluntarily.
Jan-16-14
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  Everett: Bronstein just murdered his opponents when he had the initiative on the K.
Jan-29-20
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  Honza Cervenka: I don't like 14.Be3. Maybe 14.Bg5 with intention Nc4-e3-d5 was better.

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