Bronstein the Attacker

Bronstein the Attacker

NM GreenLaser
Aug 15, 2009, 12:00 AM |
8 | Chess Players

David Bronstein (1924-2006) was among the world's great grandmasters. In 1951, he missed becoming world champion by one half of a point when he scored 12-12 against Botvinnik. His game was known for beauty, opening ideas, and complications. His chess books are also highly regarded. His opponent in the following game was Vladimir Simagin (1919-1968). Simagin won the championship of Moscow three times. In 1947, his tie for first with Bronstein and Georgy Rivinsky required him to win a playoff to get the title. He earned the titles of International Master and International Grandmaster. He won the Soviet correspondence championship in 1964 and became an International Master in correspondence chess in 1965. Simagin and Vladimir Makogonov trained Vasily Smyslov who won the world championship in 1957. Simagin was known for opening developments and tactics. Here is a front row seat at the Bronstein-Simagin clash.

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