A Work of Art- Bronstein-Zaitsev, Lasker memorial 1968

Feb 13, 2017, 9:01 AM |
This game is very special, which is why I want to share it with the readers of chess.com. Zaitsev was 33 years old, Bronstein was 44.
The game has a special beauty! White opens up the queenside in the style of the Evans Gambit, and proceeds to stiffle Black's position with a deadly pin on the a-file...
Alexander Zaitsev(1935- 1971, 36 years old)

Alexander Nikolayevich Zaitsev was born in Vladivostok, Russia (formerly the USSR). Awarded the IM title in 1965 and the GM title in 1967, he finished 1st= with Lev Polugaevsky in the 1968-69 USSR Championship but lost the play-off. He shared 1st place at Sochi in 1967.

Sadly he died from a thrombosis after an operation to correct a limp in 1971.