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David Bronstein vs Efim Geller
"Bron's Art Gellery" (game of the day Aug-05-2010)
USSR Championship 1961a (1961), Moscow URS, rd 1, Jan-11
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E27)  ·  1-0

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Feb-06-14  mathlover: Good game
Sep-27-14  tranquilsimplicity: Jeeesusss! What did Bronstein have against Geller? Bronstein destroyed Geller in a similarly dazzling fashion in another game. Simply stupendous!!#
Oct-05-14  tranquilsimplicity: Ha..ha..ha..ha..ha! What? This game is the adorning jewel of Bronstein's Crown.#
Oct-05-14
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  Fusilli: Bloody! Blood all over the board! Really, really bloody!
Nov-24-14  tranquilsimplicity: Bronstein: The artist.#
Sep-06-15  N.O.F. NAJDORF: To Everett: Botvinnik was Jewish, too! The allegation is that Bronstein was asked to lose to Botvinnik because the latter was a darling of the Soviet Establishment.
Sep-06-15  NeverAgain: The final position may have inspired Geller's win in Fischer vs Geller, 1967 six years later, where we have a flipped mirror image of the pawns-and-Queen configuration around the besieged King.
Nov-25-15
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  Alex Schindler: that knockout punch deserves a gold coin shower, if Marshall's did.
Nov-25-15
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  perfidious: <N.O.F. NAJDORF: To Everett: Botvinnik was Jewish, too! The allegation is that Bronstein was asked to lose to Botvinnik because the latter was a darling of the Soviet Establishment.>

Botvinnik was Soviet Man first and foremost, his Jewishness being an accident of birth.

Feb-29-16  The Kings Domain: Reminds me of another famous queen move by Marshall which was lights out for the opponent. Bronstein's best are delightful as they are inspiring.
Apr-22-16
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  Everett: <Sep-06-15 N.O.F. NAJDORF: To Everett: Botvinnik was Jewish, too! The allegation is that Bronstein was asked to lose to Botvinnik because the latter was a darling of the Soviet Establishment.>

I know that. Try reading my post again.

Feb-19-17  Ringingtheking: 20.Rf7 was also a considerable move.
May-06-17  zydeco: Wow. Geller didn't lose a lot of games in 20 moves.
May-08-17
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  mjmorri: I wonder how much time Geller spend on 18...de3. That move carries a lot of responsibilities. Perhaps he was preoccupied with trying to trap White's b7 Rook or with creating a pawn tsunami in the center.
May-08-17
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  chancho: Bronstein sought to create something artistic in every game he played.
Jun-04-18  Toribio3: I love this game. This is a masterpiece!
Jun-17-18
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  Penguincw: Video analysis of this game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opQ....
Nov-29-18  ZonszeinP: Geller probably thought that he could trap the white rook on b7...
Nov-29-18  ZonszeinP: Bronstein was genius
Apr-21-20  paganpa: Yes, 20. Rxf7 is also decisive (mate-in-six), but 20. Qg6 is more elegant (mate-in-three).
Apr-21-20  ewan14: I think Spassky in his youth also tried to create something artistic in every game
Apr-21-20  paganpa: Correction: Yes, 20. Rxf7 is also decisive (mate-in-seven), but 20. Qg6 is more elegant (mate-in-three).
May-02-21  Gaito: Very odd that a player of Geller's caliber should have made so many mistakes in a row. A problem of concentration?

14...Qa5?! (⌓14...Nb6=).
16...h6?! (⌓16...c4!?).
17...cd? (⌓17...c4).
18...dxe3??+− (⌓18...Nfd7±).
19...Rxc3? 20.Qg6!! mate in three.

....@#$% happens....

May-02-21
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  Messiah: <sicilianhugefun: Truly Bronstein is among the greatest chess players of all time!!>

I completely agree.

May-02-21
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  Check It Out: That escalated quickly.
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