Game of the Week: David Bronstein's steamrolling pawns

by Merijn van Delft
8/19/2020 – In his "Game of the Week" show Merijn van Delft takes a look at a game, in which chess legend David Bronstein demonstrated the power of the pawns. | Merijn's show is freely available at 15.00 UTC (17:00 CEST, 11:00 EDT) for a limited time, and on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here. | Photo: Eric Koch / Anefo / Dutch National Archive

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Game of the Week #425

I'd like to share with you a game from my new book Mastering Positional Sacrifices. Last week we examined a trademark Carlsen game with an impressive pawn steamroller, which reminded me of a classical game by David Bronstein, in which he created an even bigger pawn steamroller. His revolutionary thinking combined with playing the position in exactly the right spirit, resulted in a true piece of art.

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Merijn van Delft is an International Master from the Netherlands who lived in Hamburg for many years and is currently based in Amsterdam. After scoring a GM norm in 2017 he is eager for more. His ChessBase show on Wednesday evenings has been running for over ten years now.


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