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David Bronstein vs Mikhail Tal
Match (1982), Tbilisi (Georgia), rd 5
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Fianchetto Variation (B70)  ·  0-1

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May-03-04  Whitehat1963: Tal displays nice technique.
May-03-04  aragorn69: Wasn't 38.Kc2 Bronstein's last mistake. I don't see how Tal wins after 38.Kd2. For example 38.-Ra1 39.Ke3 Bb2 40.Kf3!? reinstates the Ree7 threat.
May-03-04  SicilianDragon: At first glance, it does appear to be the final mistake, though I would argue that his first mistake was 5. g3
Feb-23-05  goldthread: After 38.Kd2 perhaps 38...Nb3+!? At least it looks like the kind of move Tal might have in mind...
Feb-28-05  samvega: 38.Kd2 Nb3+ -- the "!?" is unduly modest. Looks to me like an only-move that at least draws, probably wins.
Feb-28-05
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  beatgiant: Yes, good find, <goldthread>!

Here are some lines with 38. Kd2 Nb3+!.

Obviously, the pawn queens if 38. Kd2 Nb3+ 39. axb3? a2.

If White gives back the exchange with 38. Kd2 Nb3+ 39. Kc2 Rc1+ 40. Kxb3 Rxc7 41. Kxa3 (or 41. Re3 Bd4 and Black goes for the a-pawn as in 42. Rd3 Rb7+ 43. Kxa3 Bc5+ 44. Ka4 Rb2, etc.) 41...Rc3+ 42. Ka4 Rxg3 43. Kxa5, etc. with a race between the pawns on opposite sides. It would take a massive calculation to prove whether it is a draw or Black wins.

On 38. Kd2 Nb3+ 39. Ke3, Black crowds White's king as in Bd4+ 40. Kf3 Rb2! 41. Bf1 Bc5 42. Rxb2 axb2 43. Bd3 Nd2+ 44. Ke2 Bb4, and Black wins two minor pieces for a rook. Again it would take a careful calculation to prove whether it's a draw or Black wins, because Black's king is cut off from the action.

Nov-09-08  slomarko: what kind of match was this?
Sep-09-11  Everett: 19..Rxc3! is very nice.
Sep-09-11  Everett: Tal assesses that despite the near-identical pawn islands, he will have a complete bind on the q-side. Look how terrible Bronstein's LSB is throughout this game, especially after move 19.

I think this was an 8-board simul between these two, at rapid time controls, which Tal won, +4 -2 =2

Sep-09-11  twinlark: The coordination of the Black pieces is smooth as silk, like a choreographed dance. Beautiful game.
Sep-10-11  chillowack: Perhaps Bronstein should have played 19.Rxa7 rather than pulling back to defend.
Sep-10-11  Everett: After a bit of help, it seems that Bronstein had 21.Be4, attacking the knight while protecting b1, clearly winning. If 21..Nc4 then simply 22.Rb1

<chillowack> it seems, after <19.Rxa7 Nxc1 20.Rxc1 Bd4+!> and Black wins material.

Ahhh, the wonders of quick chess.

Sep-15-11  chillowack: Everett: thanks for that variation.
Sep-17-11  Everett: <chillowack> my pleasure! And thank you, for I certainly learned something through your suggested move.
Sep-01-13  talisman: anyone know the answer to <slomarko>'s "what kind of match was this?" I had the same question.
Sep-01-13
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  chancho: It says: In 1982, the Chess Federation of Georgia wanted to showcase an event for their Chess affiliates and enthusiasts by inviting International Grandmasters: Mikhail Tal and David Bronstein.

The event as it was set up:

The participants were to play 8 games at the same time (with clocks)with Bronstein and Tal playing alternately with the black and white pieces.

The result was Tal winning the match: +4 - 2 = 2.

Sep-01-13  Nerwal: <what kind of match was this?>

It was an exhibition match held in Tbilisi where they played 8 games simultaneously (The Magic of Mikhail Tal, p.64).

Sep-01-13  PaulBl: Quite an interesting format. How much time did the players get per game? If almost normal, it must have quite a long day for them indeed.
Sep-01-13  Everett: This format was one of the many ideas of Bronstein, including rapid and blitz chess tournaments that you see nowadays, quick knock-out format tournaments like the World Cup, shuffle/960 chess (before Fischer's), a clock with increment (before Fischer's). Sources: sorcerer's Apprentice and Secret Notes (Kasparov's forward)

One idea of his that never caught on was having pawns with the ability to move backwards.

Sep-08-13  talisman: <chancho> thank you!!
Jun-10-14  Everett: <21.Be4> wins
Jun-29-15  RKnight: <Everett> is right in his later posts. 21.Be4 Bxa1, 22. Bxd3 wins. Tal's 19...Rc3 deserves a ? instead of an !
Jun-30-15  RookFile: Fortune favors the bold.
Oct-22-18
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  thegoodanarchist: White was just tangled up.

That's the best way to describe it - tangled up.

Black was down an exchange, but it didn't matter.

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