Bronstein's Brilliant Game - confronting the Latvian Gambit

Bronstein's Brilliant Game - confronting the Latvian Gambit

billwall
Apr 30, 2008, 12:00 AM |
13 | Amazing Games

David Bronstein was born in 1924.  He was a master at age 16 and was playing in the USSR championship semilfinals at age 17.  In 1941, the USSR semifinals was held in Rostov.  Bronstein was 17 when he played in it, defeating veteran Vladas Mikenas  (born in Estonia and lived in Lithuania).  In this game from that event, Mikenas played a Latvian Gambit.  Bronstein introduced an early innovation in the opening (6.Be2), then won the game by the folllowing sequence - sac, sac, sac, sac, sac, and mate. 

 

 

 


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