He participated in the tournament with the strongest players in the world at that time in a candidates match to determine the next challenger to world champion Mikhail Botvinnik. Smyslov sang an aria from Italian opera and Taimanov played piano compositions by Tchaikovsky and Chopin. Both got a watch. At the conclusion of the first half of the tournament, Smyslov was the only undefeated player, leading Reshevsky and Bronstein by a point. The American kept pace with Smyslov, sharing the lead by Round
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In fact, the modern Benoni Lines are 1. Bxc5 with easy equality Other possibilities are: Everyone needs to check out his excellent book on the superstrong Zurich candidates tournament of This game is in itself of great interest, because until Benko came along, these "proto-Benko" gambits were extremely rare.
There was a brief period of interest in them in the Nordic countries during the Twenties, but between then and if memory serves , you hardly saw them in any form. However, is there a missing knight capture here, hahah? I mean, in this game on move 21 Taimonov moves Q-d2 to avoid exchanging queens; however, one of the variations that Bronstein gives in this book after exchanging queens 21 Qxa6 R8xa6 is 22 Rab1 Rxa2 23 Rb8 Ra8 24 Reb1 Ra Then, Taimanov would be up a piece after Black takes the rook on e8 or even just moves his king and White can re-take the other rook on a1!?
I would like to ask GM D. Bronstein if I'm missing something here if he's still alive, which I heard unfortunately he passed away. I don't have the book handy though. Couldn't Black just play R4xa6 instead of R8xa6 and avoid all this?
Maybe though the concern has something to do with the following line: Qxa6 R4xa6 Re-b1 Rxa2 Rxa2 Rxa2 Now, how about N-g5 threatening check on h7 winning a pawn?
So, Kxh7 Rxe7! Then, I think Black will probably get White's c-pawn, but White will probably get Black's d-pawn perhaps? But maybe after Reb1 Black could do better with Nf6, getting out of the pin in advance, so to speak, and also attacking the e-pawn. The others on the list are Reti's "masters of the chess board" and Tal's "Tal-Botvinnik ". All 3 are widely heralded. If it is the same, I should like to say that it is a great book, but the typeface leaves much to be desired.
I have the Dover edition translated by Jim Marfia and never been bothered by the appearance, which I think is OK despite looking like it was written on a typewriter.
As I understand it, Batsford also issued their own copy. I've never seen it so don't know what it looks like physically. Those Dover editions are excellent value for money, though; my New York tournament book lasted for many years.
Re1 and Qe2 intending e5 is a mistake - better to develop the bishop to f4 and the queen to d2 and wait patiently for simplification. Again according to Bronstein, Nb3 are mistakes, 'born of Taimonov's natural optimism,' better Kf1 that throw away the draw.
Qa6 is "A move of dubiuos value. Qd2 looks at alternative variations starting with Qh6 which confirms his version of the game had the Queen on e3. As for the comments about whether White's move 20 was Qd3 Bronstein or e3 Najdorf -- Bronstein's notes say that he was going for an advantage in the ending and so offered a Queen exchange with Therefore it seems probable that Taimanov did in fact play Qd3, not e3.
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Variations running in the commentator's favor are always interesting, so details flow quick and plentiful from the pen; variations which favor one's opponent, however, are often unclear as can be. For one's own mistakes, one seeks and generally finds justification; while the opponent's errors seem so natural as to need no explanation whatever. So even before beginning to comment on my game from Round One, I feel compelled to note that black did not have a decisive advantage until very late in the game, almost the very end.
First, he undermines the spearhead of the white pawn chain, the pawn on d5; in addition, after the unavoidable a6 and ba, he obtains the good diagonal a6-f1 for his bishop, which would have far fewer prospects elsewhere. The two open files black obtains on the queenside, allowing him active play against white's a and b pawns also speak in favor of the sacrifice.
Nor ought we to forget black's bishop at g7: since black intends to leave is 3pawn at e7 in this system, the bishop's sphere of activity is automatically increased. And finally, there is the interesting strategic idea of the developing the queen's rook without moving it. Bishoprick : Is that the Bronstein Zurich book which also has has all those lovely King's Indian games? Tjm50 : In the e-book version of this book which I have, the last move of the game is Please observe our posting guidelines: No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
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Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953
In fact, the modern Benoni Lines are 1. Bxc5 with easy equality Other possibilities are: Everyone needs to check out his excellent book on the superstrong Zurich candidates tournament of This game is in itself of great interest, because until Benko came along, these "proto-Benko" gambits were extremely rare. There was a brief period of interest in them in the Nordic countries during the Twenties, but between then and if memory serves , you hardly saw them in any form. However, is there a missing knight capture here, hahah?
David Bronstein – Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953
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