Back Rank Blues

benws
benws
Aug 4, 2011, 8:14 PM |
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Here is yet another game that shows the tactical brilliance of David Bronstein. After some insipid play by Mikenas, Bronstein is able to seize the advantage by making some threats against his opponent's weak back rank. Mikenas cautiously tries to defend, but Bronstein stuns him with a rook sacrifice that is truly a bolt from the blue, and he immediately capitulates.