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Boris Gulko vs David Bronstein
URS-ch sf (1969), Kiev, May-??
French Defense: Normal Variation (C10)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  fredthebear: The position after 40.Kf1:

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The position after 44...Nc5

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One just never knows what will happen in a game of chess. Horses are full of tricks!

That was Kiev 1969 (Woodstock/the summer of love in the USA).

This is a Kiev website today:

One would imagine the above website won't be functioning as is much longer. Europe's seventh largest city will soon be invaded, easily overran. (Ukranians were disarmed; they just passed a law to give them guns back. Far, far too late.) The wimpy West is sitting back, talking its way into the closet, allowing a FREE DEMOCRATIC country to be stolen by Communist Russia. This invasion reminds of Adolf Hitler -- appeasement does not stop a bloodthirsty killer. Western sanctions amount to bringing plastic utensils/a spork to a gunfight. Let's hope the Ukrainians are wise enough to capitulate, flee and save themselves. Paying off Hunter Biden didn't do them one bit of good.

"Communism produces neither dignity nor prosperity. It takes all power away from the people and places it in the hands of a self-appointed elite. And because it distorts and manipulates the distinctive talents of individuals rather than letting those talents flourish, it prevents progress and prosperity." -- Margaret Thatcher

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  fredthebear: The rockets' red glare:

"Peacekeeping" says Putin. He can fool Socialists, but the rest of us know better:

The brave Ukrainians are fighting w/GREAT valor as the far larger Red Army closes in on the outskirts of Kyiv. Citizens have taken up arms provided to them to fight in the streets. President Zelensky has remained to fight despite the Russians openly seeking to murder him and his family. As of this PM, the internet is still working in Kyiv. The city, Zelensky's presidency, hangs by a thread. We pray for the people of Ukraine!!!

Putin's behaviors and goals are obvious. This is just one of many steps he's taken while dealing with five USA presidents. He seeks to restore the old Communist U.S.S.R. He's been executing this plan for years. IMHO, Putin will use nuclear weapons when he turns toward satellite countries that are members of NATO. The response of the USA to this invasion is pathetically lacking. Communism, Social-Marxism is the world's #1 enemy of freedom and liberty. The West should be dealing with this NOW, because when Putin's Red Army eventually succeeds and recovers then turns attention elsewhere, only then will the ignorant understand that this invasion is part of World War III. The West tolerates the toppling of a free country by its lack of action. Rhetoric does not stop evil. A victory in Ukraine greatly aids the Russian war machine with future supplies and access to the sea. Like a heavyweight boxer needing to heal up bruises and cuts before the next big prize fight, Putin will come for the rest of the old U.S.S.R. in due time. After that... Poland, and Germany.

Communist China has blamed the USA for Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Here's what Garry Kasparov said about the invasion:

How to Checkmate Putin?

The US Chess Federation Reacts:

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