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MacChess (Computer) vs David Bronstein
"Stewed Apple" (game of the day Oct-10-2004)
Aegon (1997), The Hague NED, rd 6, Apr-23
Dutch Defense: Classical. Ilyin-Zhenevsky Variation General (A97)  ·  0-1



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  Sneaky: What an amusing final position.
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  PinkZebra: A True Artist. Yea!
Oct-14-02  drukenknight: clever stunt. notice how the computer overlooks 28 h3 this available for about 17 moves. This would have continued the computer advantage in connected pawns and would have had no problem in swapping down from there.

Instead it goes for dubious check on this move. Right after freaking out over the fork attempt by N. Most 12 year olds would have played 21 BxN

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  Sneaky: I've always enjoyed this game because this is the chess program I play at home. It's available free from

druken I don't know what you mean by 28.h3, whats the point? Black would play gxh3

Oct-14-02  drukenknight: after gxh3 just look for exchanges and exchange everything off the board. Im pretty sure thats the way to sure and if there is a win in there it would be by doing that. There's probably some clever moves in that line that aren't apparent but if you look hard enuf they should be there.
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  PinkZebra: To sneaky: You mean to tell me that this is the same program that I drew in five minutes with the Deja Vu? I'm beginning to feel normal! Anyone interested in this game or others against Fritz and other programs message me and provide your Email.
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  Sneaky: Pink, that's right! In fact the one that you played is a more advanced version than the one that Bronstein played here.
Dec-31-03  PinkPanther: Ouch! The final position is one that Petrosian would have been proud of. Bronstein just absolutely choked the computer to death and infiltrated with the heavy pieces.
Jul-19-04  Vardhan: i wanted to download some good games
Jul-22-04  Whitehat1963: Which grandmaster has the best record against computers? Bronstein seems to do well.
Aug-30-04  ruylopez900: A nice slow defeat for MacChess.
Oct-10-04  ConspTheory06: What was the point behind whites 60th move Rc2?
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  mahmoudkubba: White should played at 18 qd1 instead of c1 as I think that is the first mistake..Also the repetition of the rook is as it seems to continious playing nothing else just as it sound because white does not have any other move but again as it sounds!!as it is sound to me black had a negotiation with white earlier than the game starts otherwise why did he resign and their is possibility to continue yet may be that the game is been made to show only that mean not a real game..
Oct-10-04  ThomYorke: I really enjoy when a human beats a computer. I hate machines, cause they are always smashing me.
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  kevin86: Nice breakthrough by black-in a very closed position!
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  patzer2: Born in 1924, Bronstein would have been 72 when he played this dominating attacking positional game against a computer.
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  patzer2: Most of the opening is book. However, 9. Bg5?! is the first near original move and looks weak. Better for White was 9. b6 followed by 10. Bb7 as in S Shipov vs B Vager, 1995.
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  patzer2: Black cashes in on his dominating positional advantage with 53...Re2!, which initiate a winning "pinning and deflection" tactic. Notice how this move transfers control of the open d-file by the doubled Rooks to a crushing attack on the second rank.
Dec-15-04  stenis3: hey!! you talking about 4 times u.s.s.r champion here :))
Apr-09-05  fgh: Omg. This is the reason why russians are the strongest chess players.
Dec-31-05  itz2000: why not 0n 59: Fxe3?
and 36 why not 36: Kxd3


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  Sneaky: <59. fxe3?> Illegal move.

<36.Kxd3> "K" stands for "King", you must mean 36.Nxd3. In that case: ...exd3 37.Ne1 (forced, to be able to block Be4+) Be4+ 38.Ng2 Qf8 strikes at f2. So Rxf2 is coming and White is in serious pain.

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  thegoodanarchist: If anyone ever asks you "what is a bind?" just show them this game!
Oct-09-07  sanyas: The position after 48.Qf1 is a model position for controlling a file, and after 57.Qg1 a model for controlling the seventh rank.

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