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Bronstein-Simagin, 1946- A Fantastic Game!

Jul 22, 2017, 7:43 PM 6

In 1946, Bronstein was 22 years old. He was nearing the height of his powers, five years away from contesting a match for the World Championship against Mikhail Botvinnik!

  David Bronstein


His opponent, Vladimir Simagin was 27 years old, and also a rising star! He would become Smyslov's assistant in his triumphant match against Botvinnik in 1957!

  Vladimir Simagin


(In the January 1947 issue of "Chess in the USSR" Botvinnik annotated this game. Of course his notes are of grandmaster quality but when Bronstein adds his thoughts and comments to those of Botvinnik one does indeed get quite a different view of the events that follow)- Tom Furstenberg, co-author of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", by Bronstein.


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