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Judit Polgar vs David Bronstein
Hungary (1988)
Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04)  ·  1-0



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Mar-17-03  knightrider: 6:45 pm and we are all still here!
Mar-18-03  KrokoKorchnoi: it is an interesting game.. Does anyone know what is considered the most efficient line for black against catalan gambit?
Mar-19-03  Rookpawn: Some players like the Closed Catalan, i.e. 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Nd7.
Mar-19-03  Rookpawn: The Catalan is not a true gambit, for White can easily regain the pawn just as in the Queen's Gambit Accepted. In fact, I believe that many players know it as the Catalan Opening, rather than the Catalan Gambit.
Mar-20-03  ksadler: Not to mention that if 4. .. cxd4, the long diagonal is opened up for the White Bishop, and most players because of this play 4. .. Be7, as in Kasparov vs Kamsky, 1989
Jun-19-03  Mr. Pawn: A lot of players play an early ...Rb8 to get the rook off of the h1-a8 diagonal.
Jun-19-03  Mr. Pawn: Does anybody know why the Catalan is almost always played in the move order 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 instead of 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. g3? I think either one would work, yet you never see the latter.
Jun-19-03  ughaibu: I imagine it's a second string weapon for those who dont want to play against the Queen's Indian, Nimzo Indian or Benoni.
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  Honza Cervenka: 32.Qd7 is a blunder. Bronstein as well as Judit missed simple 32...Ne3+ 33.Kf3 (forced) 33...Nd1
Sep-22-13  Everett: An interesting plan from Bronstein begins with the exchange of his good DSB, followed by the pawn sac 12..Bd7, creating a half-open b-file for Black to use. Strangely, he releases the pressure immediately with exchanges on the c-file. Polgar is a solid two pawns up, and should win easily save for the blunder Honza mentions above. <32.Bc4>, taking the B out of danger, leaving the Q where it is and eyeing f7, would end the game quickly.

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