Bronstein- Brushstrokes of an Artist
"Night Watch", by Rembrandt

Bronstein- Brushstrokes of an Artist

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Imagine if you could see a video in slow motion of Rembrandt working on one of his paintings. you could follow all his brushstrokes, enjoying  the subtleness, beauty and phrasing, their musicality and artistic touch. You could see how the painting progresses; how it becomes a work of Art.

Bronstein's games have this artistic touch; each sequence of moves is like the brushstroke of an artist. There is a harmony, a logical progression of thought, which strikes the mind and heart of the onlooker with its beauty.

In the following game, White tries a slow approach, with a specific plan to gain space on the queenside early on. Black counters with a compact but solid formation, which includes a brilliant  long-term preventive move (3....a5).

The contradictions of White's plan slowly come to light. Black's position is more coherent!

I hope you enjoy this game as much as I do. I would recommend playing over this game slowly, observing the beauty of the interaction of all the elements.