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Lubomir Kavalek vs David Bronstein
Asztalos Memorial 9th (1966), Szombathely HUN, Jul-??
Caro-Kann Defense: Bronstein-Larsen Variation (B16)  ·  0-1

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Apr-17-02
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  Sneaky: I don't really understand how Bronstein could offer that passive exchange sacrifice (the rook at g4), and yet Kavalek didn't capture it. Was the bishop really that important of a defender, or am I missing something?
Sep-08-03  xu fei: <Sneaky> I guess accepting the sacrifice immediately wouldn't be so good after 22.Bxg4 Bxg4 23.Qd2 Re8 24.Re1 Nb6 and the Bh6 will fall soon. However I can't see what's wrong with 26.Bxg4. Does anyone else see something I overlooked?
Mar-20-04  paulmurphy: This game is classic, and amazing, Bronstein. Look at moves 35-38. Having already sacrificed the exchange, he marches his king forward into a board swarming with pieces, then advances and exchanges the only pawn in front of his King. Incredible.
Apr-14-04  Shakh Matov: it seems bronstein offers the rook to gain a tempo or two and whats more his bishop would look very nice at g4.mowing the rook away make it harder to catch the badly placed bishop at h6 but by offering the lose of the exchange black gains temni and goes for the h6 with his queen distracting the white pieces to defend h6.
Apr-14-04  TrueFiendish: The way I figure it, white saw no rush to capture the rook since it was bound to the square it was on anyway. That it was entrenched on g4 indicates Bronstein was committed to sacrficing it no matter the context, and white knew this.
Apr-07-07  Craigokat: 13.Be3 looks more dangerous for black than Bh6 as played
Oct-21-12  Everett: Move 16 for both players traps their opponents bishops. Never seen it before.
Sep-21-13
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  Gypsy: <xu fei: ... However I can't see what's wrong with 26.Bxg4. >

I think that in that case, we should have seen <28.Bxg4 fxg4 29.Qxg4 e4 ...> where the Black pieces come alive and White pieces don't.

Fascinating game, really.

Sep-21-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Tiring to play through. The players must've been exhausted. Strange how Bronstein offers an exchange sacrifice so persistently yet ends up the exchange ahead.
Oct-06-18  cunctatorg: A very intense and stubborn fight, one more glorification of the game of chess!!

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