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David Bronstein vs Vytautas Barsauskas
3rd Ch Lithuania (1947), Vilnius (URS)
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Guimard Defense Main Line (C04)  ·  1-0



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Oct-29-11  Nilsson: I´m a little bit surprised that Bronstein did´nt find 12.Ng5! /JN
Jul-25-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Bronstein vs V Barsauskas, 1947.
Your score: 39 (par = 32)


Dec-06-13  wellsometimes: <Nilsson> Thank you very much for having posted your comment. Of course I didn't see 12.Ng5 up to its final consequences. But I took that move into consideration. And discarded it! Just like grandpatzers always do. I came to calculate 12...PxKtg6 13.Qh5+ Ke7 14.Bg5+ Ktf6 15.BxKtf6+ KxB and 16.Qh4+ with the final skewer capturing the black queen. The point is: I couldn't see that the black queen was hanging, since it is disconnected from both rooks, due to the presence of both bishops still in their original squares. In my mind, I could capture the black queen,exchanging it for mine, but not winning it for free. It was completely out of my mental patterns, out of my established chess prejudices, to find a hanging queen at that position. Could the same have ocurred to Bronstein? Sometimes great Bronsteins also nod. It's nice to see that we share some mental stellar black holes with grandmasters' so gifted brains.
Dec-06-13  shalgo: What is the source for this game and its attribution to David Bronstein? I haven't found this game in any other database or any record that Bronstein played in the Latvian championship in 1947.
Dec-06-13  ughaibu: According to Chessmetrics, there was only one event featuring these two players:
Jul-15-15  Peachcroft: 18. b4!
Jul-16-15  hemy: Common mistake - instead of Lithuania it is mentioned Latvia.

Vilnius, Championship of Lithuania, 1947.
1. Mikenas 11.5 - 13
2. Bronstein 11 - 13
3. Saigin 11 - 13
4. Tolush 9.5 - 13
5. Zagoriansky 8 - 13
6. Vistanetzki 7 - 13
12. Barshauskas 3 - 13

Similar mistake was fixed by me regarding Keres-Mikenas game Keres vs V Mikenas, 1955 were Mikenas was mentioned as Latvian player.

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  plang: 7..a8?! has been played a few times but seems awfully slow; 7..Be7 or 7..fxe are alternatives. 10..c6?! also seems dubious; probably 7..dxc but Black is so far behind in development...
Jan-29-17  hemy: This game was played in the Lithuanian championship 1947 (not in Latvian). The tournament was held in Vilnius from June 20th to July 9th. Source: and "Шахматы в СССР" ("Shachmati v SSSR"), September 1947, pages 218-219.

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