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David Bronstein vs Mikhail Tal
USSR Championship (1972), Baku URS, rd 17, Dec-12
Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Classical Variation (A01)  ·  0-1



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Oct-19-06  THE pawn: A rare case of Bronstein beeing mated.
Oct-19-06  ughaibu: Tal vs Bronstein, 1964
Oct-19-06  ToTheDeath: Was a great tournament for Tal, but Bronstein is unrecognizable in this game.
Aug-11-08  CharlesSullivan: Tal overlooked mate-in-nine: 35...♖a6+ 36.♔b7 ♖d6 37.♗d7 ♖exd7 38.♖fc1 ♗c5 39.♖xc5 ♘e6+ 40.♔c8 ♖f7 41.♔b8 ♘xc5 42.♔c8 ♘e6 43.♖c1 ♖d8#

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Tal's 35th move allowed Bronstein a possibility to save the game: 36.Kd6! and White has drawing chances -- although his defense is difficult.

Aug-22-15  1971: Lol white king was on a6
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  offramp: This was a tournament game. Can you imagine what their blitz games were like?
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  NeverAgain: Quite easily, too: air so thick with magic it you could sit in the the dense clouds of cigarette smoke for hours without passing out. And if you did feel like passing out, knowing Tal you could always count on a bottle of expensive liquor to refresh you. Or a case. :) That was a year before I was born, but for me those always will be *the* days.
Oct-16-15  Zugzwangovich: Was Bronstein really the player with the White pieces in this game? Guess it must have been; polyjuice potion was unknown in the USSR at that time...
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