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Vladimir Andreevich Makogonov vs David Bronstein
Kiev (1944)
King's Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Rare Defenses (E90)  ·  1-0



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Dec-24-08  Brown: 30..Bd3 looks like an interesting try, with the idea of e4 and doubling on the b-file with the rooks. Seems the straight-forward Rfb7 is strong on move 31.
Apr-01-11  Everett: Very interesting game here. White forces black to open up avenues to his own king to get play. Without 16..f5, however, Black will be suffering.

By move 22, Makogonov has a very good position, having complete control of e4 and eventual pressure down the g-file.

I think Bronstein started having things go his way after the astute 24..Nc4, securing the two bishops and opening up the b-file. Now white has no safe place for his king, which makes one question 24.Bd3. <24.b3>, keeping black out of c4 for the time being, looks like an improvement.

30..Bd3 is indeed interesting. After <30..Bd3 31.f3 <preventing e4> Rfb7 white is nearly forced to sac the exchange, as in the game, with 32.Rxg7> for if <32.b4 a5> black is still going to break through the b-file, and the b1 square will be the cause of white's demise.

31..Rfb7 does look like an improvement.

Also, I think Bronstein may have missed the strength of 35..Ra1 36.Kd2 Rxg7. A lot of the lines coming from this, however, result in Q and opposite colored bishop endings, which is often a draw unless a king is immobile or unsafe. 35..Qxf3, however, throws away the win and the draw all in one move.

Jul-25-13  quinlan: Instead and much better, winning immediately:
38. Rb8+ - Kh7
39. Rbg8! and itīs done, I guess...
Jul-26-13  Dr. J: Perhaps not: then 39...Qxg1 40 Rxg1 Bxc2 41 Kxh3, and I suppose White is winning, but there's still some work to be done.
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