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Paul Keres vs David Bronstein
Training Game (1951), Moscow URS, Mar-??
Dutch Defense: Classical. Stonewall Variation (A95)  ·  1-0



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Aug-22-05  Resignation Trap: This was a training game for Bronstein in preparation for his match with Botvinnik, which began a day (or two) later.
Jun-16-11  Everett: A convincing crush by Keres. Perhaps this proved to wake Bronstein up before his match with Botvinnik.

I was surprised by Black's 15th move. Perhaps 15..Nxe5 or 15..Qb6 followed by Nxe5 is better, preparing ..g5 and ..f4. This idea would gain the two bishops and free them a bit from the locked pawns.

Another risky possibility, maybe unsound, is 20..f4 saccing a pawn for activity around White's king. After <20..f4 21.exf4 Qh4 22.Bf1 gxf4 23.g4 Qg5> we have an interesting position, and certainly with more play than Bronstein ended up with by move 24.

Jul-02-13  talisman: liked everyone liked both of them!
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  WCC Editing Project: <Resignation Trap: This was a training game for Bronstein in preparation for his match with Botvinnik, which began a day (or two) later.>

<Bronstein> dates this game as one day before his match with <Botvinnik>:

"Training game with Keres... played one day before the match."

-David Bronstein and Tom Furstenberg,
"The Sorcerer's Apprentice"
(Cadogan 1995), p.300

The match began on 16 March 1951.

Apr-15-14  Everett: <I was surprised by Black's 15th move. Perhaps 15..Nxe5 or 15..Qb6 followed by Nxe5 is better, preparing ..g5 and ..f4.>

Meant the 14th move.

Apr-16-14  capafischer1: Great game. BF7. Absolutely crushing

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