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David Bronstein vs Leonid Shamkovich
USSR Championship (1960), Leningrad URS, rd 8, Feb-06
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. King's Knight (A13)  ·  0-1



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Jan-28-10  ughaibu: How about 32.Rg6?
Oct-01-10  ughaibu: Nobody want to run this through their machine?
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  Sastre: The Rybka 4 main line after 32.Rg6 is <32...Re7 33.Ba3 Rd7 34.Bxf8 Kxf8 35.Rd1 Qc8 36.Rd2 Kg8 37.d6 Rd8 38.Kh2 Qc5 39.Rg5 Qc1> d=16 (+2.59).
Oct-01-10  ughaibu: Thanks. Does it reckon 32.Rg6 is the best choice?
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  whiteshark: <ughaibu> If you like to check my little collection... Game Collection: 53_Middlegames_2 minor pieces for a Queen
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  Sastre: <Does it reckon 32.Rg6 is the best choice?> Yes, 32.Rg6 is the first choice of Rybka 4.
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  whiteshark: <35...g5!> take the white position off its hinges.

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Oct-01-10  ughaibu: Sastre: thanks. Whiteshark: thanks too, here's my minimal positional queen sacrifice collection: Game Collection: pure queen sacrifices
Jan-16-12  Everett: An ingenious defense from the Bronstein, after getting outplayed by Shamkovich. Moves 25-28 is a drastic reorganization of his position. Still, I wonder what the computers say if Shamkovich just took the exchange with <28..Qxc6 29.Qxg5 Qc2!> Pretty interesting position.
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  zydeco: <whiteshark> The beauty of 35...g5! is in the follow-up. If, e.g., 36.Nd3 then 36...Rxe6! 37.dxe6 Qxd5+ and black wins both the passed pawns.

Maybe a better try for white than the game continuation is 36.Nh5 Rxe6 37.Nf6+ but after 37....Rxf6 38.Rxf6 Qxd5+ black shouldn't have too much difficulty in the endgame.

Great fight.

Jun-12-19  Everett: So 32.Rg6 just wins. Nice sac by Bronstein.

Shamkovich should have played 28..Qxc6! as I wrote more than 7 years ago. Not bad!

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