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Efim Geller vs David Bronstein
Kislovodsk (1968), Kislovodsk URS, rd 8, Sep-??
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  1-0



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Dec-05-02  ughaibu: Bronstein at his most inscutably obscure.
Dec-05-02  drukenknight: 21...Qxg2+ looks like a better way to keep tempo and break up some pawns
Dec-05-02  ughaibu: I like 24. .. Qd6 25. b4, Rde8. It's really a miracle that Geller gets away with it.
Jan-22-04  ughaibu: I dont see why Bronstein rejected 24....Qd6, 25....Nc3 looks stronger than the Rde8 I suggested earlier.
Jan-31-04  ughaibu: What if Geller takes the bishop 14.g4? How about 14....Nf5? For example 15.Rh3 g4 16.Rh1 Ng3 17.Rg1 Nd4 18.Be3 000 19.Bf2 Nf3 20.f3 Rd1 21.Rd1 Nf1 22.Kf1 ef3? or 15.Kf2 Ng3 16.Kg3 Nd4 17.Nd5? or something else....
Mar-26-05  Sydro: 19...Rxh4 seems strong.
20.Rxg6 Rh1+
21.Kf2 Rxd1
22.Bxe4 Nxg6
23.Bxg6+ Kf8

Black is exchange up.

Oct-05-07  RookFile: Geller sure was cold blooded.
Oct-14-08  ughaibu: Yes, 19....Rh4 looks like a win. Anything wrong with it?
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  Honza Cervenka: <What if Geller takes the bishop 14.g4? How about 14....Nf5?> 14.fxg4 Nf5 is playable but black can try also 14...Rd8!? 15.Bd2 f5 with idea 16....f4. After probably best 16.Qc1 f4 white must return the piece by 17.Bxf4 exf4 18.Qxf4 Rf8 19.Qxe4 Qf6 20.Rf3 Qxh4+ etc.
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