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Mikhail Tal vs David Bronstein
Training match (1966), Moscow URS, rd 4, Sep-20
French Defense: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn Variation Paoli Variation (C18)  ·  1-0

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Feb-15-03  drukenknight: another Tal/Bronstein winawer, again we see the poison pawn theme. This time it happens on both ends of the board! So what can you say, it never ceases to be different each time out.

Another theme is the R sacrfice when the Q hurdles the K to kill the R. Oftentimes, taking that R turns out to be super poison. You'd have to play quite a few frenches to see this, but it comes up often enuf.

what about 14...d3?

Feb-20-03  drunknight II: winawer continued. I did not care for 14...Rf8. Black is ahead in material he should try to exchange, 14....e3 we start by exchanging the least valuable iso and doubled pawns 15 Qxf7+ Kd8 16 Nxe3 Rg7 17 Qf3 e5 possibly follows up w/ g4.

it looks like white should start 17 Qh5+ in order to drive defender off from the R.

18...fxe5 black is down in material and needs to get it back right away.

isnt 19 Qf7+ Kd8 20 Ng6 a better way? Over powering the N w/ 3 attackers and exploiting the pin on the N.

Jun-18-04  quovadis: should Tal had played in move 19. Bg6+ ( if 19... NxB 20 BxQ and Wins ) 19...Kd8 20 Nf7+ wins also the queen . with a winning position !!!.
Jun-19-04  quovadis: 19 Bg6+ and if a) 19... NxB 20 QxN+ and mate if 20... KxB or if 20... Kd8 21 BxQ ; if b) 19...Kd8 20...Nf7+ and wins the Queen ; if c) 19...KxB 20 Qf7 mate. I dont see how Tal did miss suh an easy winning combination. please correct me if I am wrong.
Sep-24-05  suenteus po 147: I thought Bronstein could hold things off in the final position, but unfortunately he loses immediately to an x-ray attack after 38...Qh4: 39.Qb8+ Qd8(forced) 40.Rg8+ Kf7 41.Qxd8 and mate follows in a couple of moves. Also, I don't understand why Bronstein captured the pawn on a3 and then moved his queen to d6 rather than capturing the rook on h1.
Sep-24-05  RookFile: 17..... Qxh1
18. Bxf8 0-0-0 (anything else gets mated)
19. Nxd7 Rxd7
20. Bxe7 Qxg2
21. Qh8+ Kc7
22. Bxf6

White will win his 3 pieces can
outgun black's too. Black's pawns
are too far away from promoting.

Jan-21-12  drukenknight: More Tal, more French. Bronstein gets a moment to breath and moves the wrong pawn. Isnt 30...d4 better as it opens the B diagonal?
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