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David Bronstein vs Richard Vedder
"Vedder Luck Next Time" (game of the day May-02-2011)
Hoogeveen open (1997), ?, rd 3
Queen's Indian Defense: Capablanca Variation (E16)  ·  1-0



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May-02-11  Rubenchik: Bronstein┬┤s combination, wow wow.
May-02-11  Garech: Beautiful game from Bronstein, awesome combinations.


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  chancho: <Dr. J> 16...Qxc5 17.Na4 Qc4 18.Qxc4 Rxc4 19.Nxb6
May-02-11  Dr. J: <chanco> Good point, but it's still probably better than the text.
May-02-11  picard: <dr. J> its just as bad as the text. all roads lead to a big advantage for white after 16. c5! If black takes with the bishop there is an interesting bishop sac on f2 possible but this loses too. There is just no escaping Rxd7 and Qxd6+
May-02-11  Nezhmetdinov: He was 73 when he played this game! How old was Bernstein in that famous crush Vs Najdorf? What is the best game played after a master turns three-score years and ten?
May-02-11  Nezhmetdinov: O Bernstein vs Najdorf, 1954 is the game I mentioned.
May-02-11  Nezhmetdinov: He was 72.
May-02-11  hedgeh0g: What a game! Bronstein carried out his attack as quickly and efficiently as possible. A master of the zwischenzug.
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  kevin86: Artistic mate!
May-02-11  haydn20: As early as 11 Rad1 White is eyeing d7, and eight moves later drops an H-bomb there. Just wow!
May-02-11  Nilsson: After 16...Qxc5 17. Na4 looks good.
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  Phony Benoni: <picard: How about something crazy? 16. c5 Bxc5 17. Rxd7 then shazam! Bxf2+ 18. Kxf2 Qc5+ 19. e3 f4! 20 Qxe6+ Kh8...>

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Instead of your suggested 21.Qf7, simply 21.Rd8+ Qf8 22.Qxc8 is crushing.

May-02-11  Chessmensch: As is almost always the case with such brilliancies, Deep Fritz 12 finds them in one second or less.
May-02-11  Everett: <Nezhmetdinov> A year earlier he dropped this bomb on much stiffer competition.

Bronstein vs Lputian, 1996

May-02-11  Everett: <Chessmensch> Yeah, but Bronstein saw it all in a tenth of a second.
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  Check It Out: Bronstein is amazing
May-02-11  Daltivic: I had already seen this impressive mate, but had pretty much forgotten the beautiful combination. Great game!
May-02-11  KingV93: A tactical masterpiece, the depth is amazing.
May-02-11  picard: <Phony Benoni> right you are. even before that i erred, as 19. e3 wouldnt be best for white. its odd looking at the bishop sac with a program. you would think it would be much worse than the text but its only slightly worse. here is a better line: 16. c5! Bxc5 17. Rxd7 Bxf2+ 18. Kxf2 Nxd7 19. Qxe6+ Kh8 20. Rxd7 Qd5+ Now if white plays 21. e3 black plays 21... Re8 and black is almost ok. but much better for white is 21. Nd4 or simply Kf1.
May-02-11  hasany81: awesome!
May-02-11  DarthStapler: Yes! Finally! One of my puns got picked for the GOTD!
May-15-11  Nezhmetdinov: Thanks Everett - the game you link too is astonishing - it is B's obduracy in laying his finger on the weak square g7 which is most instructive - Lputian keeps trying to put him off but Bronstein INSISTS...
May-15-11  Robyn Hode: What a crushing win in one-score moves and 5! ;)
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  plang: 11..Nxd2?! just gave White tempos to control the d-file. The attack starting with 16 c5! is very nice.
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