Bronstein and Chris de Burgh

Bronstein and Chris de Burgh

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Bronstein and Chris de Burgh


Did You Know No.182.

That Chris de Burgh brought out a CD called ‘Best Moves’
and on the cover is a famous position from a Bronstein game.
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J. Kaplan, - D. Bronstein, Hastings, December 1975



This great game has a partner, as yet not on CD cover, but give it time.

Bruce Harper - Robert D Zuk, Burnaby, 1971

This game is spoke of in whispers in chess clubs and is known as ‘The Tomb Game.’


red pawns

The 6th Sinquefield Cup is being wrapped up as I type. this snippet is from the round 3.

L. Aronian - M. Carlsen, Saint Louis, 2018


If nothing I’m not predictable. A few RHP games with the same theme.

Aronian kept his name off the funny pages by dodging a blunder but
sadly the RHP player made it by turning a won game into a bad loss.

Sethuel - clzr1 RHP 2014


Sadly we follow the same theme with another win (a missed mate) turned into a loss.

cevans - catnap642 RHP 2016


We now see a game that has hints of Bronstein game and the Aronian game combined.

This game also features some bad pawn play by White implying that as yet they have
no knowledge of ‘The Pawn Square’ and how helpful it is in calculating pawn moves.

In a King and Pawn race if the King can get into the pawn promotion
square then he wins the race. This is far easier to explain with a diagram.

The Pawn square is drawn in relation to the position of the Black King

Black to Move.
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The King on e5 is already inside the square and can stop pawn.

The King on f7 can get inside the square and take the pawn as it promotes,

The King on g6 cannot enter the square. The pawn wins the race.

bishopfellwalker - rdhopeca RHP 2017


The thread accompanying this blog is Thread 178234

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  • Posted 102 days 10 hours and 52 minutes ago
    Subscribergreenpawn34
    Corrected! I got it 50% correct - someone resigned, just the wrong colour. 🙂
  • Posted 108 days 7 hours ago
    SubscriberBassman57
    On the Tomb Game, the commentary for Black's move 11 should be White resigned, not Black.
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