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David Bronstein vs Leonid Shamkovich
URS (1968)
Sicilian Defense: Velimirovic Attack (B89)  ·  1-0

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Jan-08-03  bishop: The straightforward 11...b5 and 12...b4 is refuted by Bronstein with 14.Nd5! as Black has to give back the piece for if 15...N any, then 16.Bxd5 picks up the Queen's Rook.
Jan-08-03  drukenknight: well, there are spears everywhere: 15...Bg4
Jan-09-03  Cyphelium: 15.- Bg4 16. f3 and white wins back the piece. Moreover, he is still threatening to play Bd5 picking up the rook.
Jan-10-03  bishop: 14.Nd5!, the tactical refutation to 12...b4?
Jan-16-03  drukenknight: what about 15...Nxe4 16 Bxd5 Nc3+ 17 Bxc3 Qxc3?
Jan-16-03  mj29479: i think loosing his rook put blacks in a despair.he should have avoided 19.Bxa8
Jan-16-03  drukenknight: on the line above I meant:

15...Nxe4 16 Bxd5 Nc3+ 17 bxc3 Qxc3

(17 bxc3 not Bxc3)

Jul-23-08  ughaibu: In that line 18.Bd4 looks strong.
Jul-23-08  Silverstrike: Why not 18...Ra6/a5/a4 ? Is it that the rook is then out of the game?
Jan-25-09
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  whiteshark: <Silverstrike: Why not 18...Ra6>


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That's the best continuation and white has only a small advantage. It's more important that the rook is no longer in danger.

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btw worse is <15...dxe4?> as in todays Game of the Day: D Ostapenko vs P Yartsev, 1969

Jan-10-10  Everett: With white's last move, he ensures that black will not retain the two bishops...

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