Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Alexey Sokolsky vs David Bronstein
Kiev (1944), Kiev URS
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Tartakower Attack (C52)  ·  1-0



explore this opening
find similar games 3 more Sokolsky/Bronstein games
sac: 23.Qa3 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: At the top of the page we display the common English name for the opening, followed by the ECO code (e.g. "C52"). The ECO codes are links that take you to opening pages.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  wwall: 23...Qxd2 loses. Perhaps best is 23...Bc5 24.Qc1 Qxf4.

Not 24...Kg7?? 25.Qf6 mate.

Oct-31-06  gmgomes: In fact game was pretty even until Qxd2??
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: < Everithing happened as Black wanted, except with colors reversed! > Bronstein, 200 Open Games.
Nov-01-06  TrueFiendish: Bronstein had a really good sense of humour and adventure, unlike some of his counterparts at the time.
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: <wwall>
<Perhaps best is 23...Bc5 24.Qc1 Qxf4.>

White would probably reply 23...Bc5 <24. Qb2>, so if 24...Qxf4? 25. Rf1 Bxf1 26. Rxf1, pinning the queen, or if 24...Be3 25. Qa3 Bc5 26. Qb2 with repetition. It looks dangerous for Black to try to win this.

May-13-08  sirfraix: long live to the Evans Gambit!
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <sirfraix: long live to the Evans Gambit!>

As long as defenses like this are played, it will never die.

Jun-22-13  qqdos: Bronstein missed a trick here with 14...Bd8? Instead 14...Bh3!? seems to give Black the advantage; e.g. 15.Qd1 Bxg2 16.Kxg2 cxd5. Bronstein's patent 6...Nh6 is sound although there is one more game with the move: Jose Bademian vs Mauro Barboza, Uruguay 1968 (1-0) 69 moves. Black diverged with 10...dxe5? instead of 10...Qe7 allowing White to get the upper hand.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any gratuitous name-calling of any members—including Admin and Owners—or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
my memory jogged
from 200 open games by David Bronstein (part 1) by nakul1964
my memory jogged
from 200 open games by David Bronstein (part 1) by takchess
my memory jogged
from 200 open games by David Bronstein (part 1) by nasmichael
Italian Game: Evans Gambit games
by vasileios
my memory jogged
from 200 open games by David Bronstein (part 1) by hought67
DubbleX the GM
by DubbleX
my memory jogged
from 200 open games by David Bronstein (part 1) by Bluem00n
my memory jogged
from 200 open games by David Bronstein (part 1) by tak gambit

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us

Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC