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David Bronstein vs Ljubomir Ljubojevic
"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (game of the day Feb-29-2016)
Petropolis Interzonal (1973), Petropolis BRA, rd 11, Aug-07
Alekhine Defense: Four Pawns Attack (B03)  ·  1-0

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Feb-29-16  offramp: It's very odd that the loser spent less than an hour over his 40 moves. I suppose he was thinking in his opponent's time.
Feb-29-16
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  al wazir: Wouldn't 18. Bf6 have been a simpler way to win? If 18...Nd7, then 19. Qh6 Nxf6 20. exf6 Re8+/Qe5+ 21. Ne4.
Feb-29-16
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  beatgiant: <al wazir>
On 18. Bf6, Black probably replies <18...Qc5> so 19. Qh6 Qe3+ holds.
Feb-29-16  The Kings Domain: Shades of "The Immortal". Brilliant game by Bronstein.
Feb-29-16
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  HeMateMe: Geez...mind-blowing.
Feb-29-16
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  kevin86: Reminds me a little of the immortal game.
Feb-29-16  psmith: <Conrad93> and <OBIT> See D Bryson vs T Luther, 2002
Feb-29-16  nazgulord: Awesome game! But can someone please explain the pun?
Feb-29-16
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  HeMateMe: <can someone please explain the pun?>

It's a reference to Bronstein's auto bio "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," a reference to his wizardry with tactics.

I submitted the same pun some time ago, but used a game between Bronstein and Shirov, both Balts who amazed at the chessboard..

Feb-29-16
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  al wazir: <beatgiant: On 18. Bf6, Black probably replies <18...Qc5> so 19. Qh6 Qe3+ holds.> That works. Thanks. 18...Qc5 looks pretty good after the game move 18. d6 too.
Feb-29-16  peterh99: I don't see that this is a great game but maybe that's my fault. Llubojevic appeared to be begging to be mated. Maybe he was trying to show off. Why couldn't white have won by 18. Bf6, N1d7; Qh6, NxF6; exf6, Qe5+; Ne4?
Feb-29-16  morfishine: <peterh99> 18.Bf6 fails to <18...Qc5> since after 19.Qh6 Qe3+ and the Queens come off (per: beatgiant)

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Feb-29-16
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  Bubo bubo: <<The Kings Domain>: Shades of "The Immortal".> Indeed, in particular on Black's 17th move!
Mar-01-16
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  beatgiant: <al wazir>
<18...Qc5 looks pretty good after the game move 18. d6 too.>

On 18...Qc5, White can reply <19. Ne4> and I think Black has to give back a piece by 19...Qe3+ 20. Qxe3 Bxe3 21. Bxe3. Material is then almost equal but White has lots of play.

Mar-01-16  The Kings Domain: Bubo bubo: True. One wonders if Bronstein had Anderssen's masterpiece in mind as the game was unfolding.
Mar-15-16  byakuugan: 7...e6? is absolutely horrible; the correct move is 7...g6!
Jul-25-16  andrea volponi: 20...C6d7!-Tc1!!
Mar-10-18  tgyuid: 12.gxf3; white with all the good news
Nov-23-18  Eduardo Bermudez B.: It's already forty-five years this wonderful game
Aug-07-19
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  saffuna: Ten full pages of analysis in "Sorcerer' Apprentice."

Half by Bronstein, half by Keres.

Bronstein says 24. Ke3 was the only move that wins, as 24. Kf2 allows a perpetual.

Aug-12-21
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  GrahamClayton: One of the most complicated, confusing, baffling and incomprehensible games of all-time.
Oct-15-21
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  RadioBoy: If 21. Bf6 then 21...Nxf6 22. exf6 Re8! 23. Qh6 RxN+ 24. fxe4 Qg4+ followed by ...Qxf6.
Jan-14-22  carpovius: Crazy game!
Jan-27-22  N.O.F. NAJDORF: <HeMateMe: ... I submitted the same pun some time ago, but used a game between Bronstein and Shirov, both Balts who amazed at the chessboard..>

David Bronstein was not a Balt!

He was Ukrainian Jewish.

Jan-27-22
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  fredthebear: <Bronstein says 24. Ke3 was the only move that wins, as 24. Kf2 allows a perpetual.> This seems to be an inaccuracy.
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