Korchnoi vs Bronstein
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[Event "USSR"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Korchnoi"] [Black "Bronstein"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C50"] [Opening "Giuoco Pianissimo: 4.d3 Nf6"] {A whole handful of doubled pawns} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bg5 Na5 7. Nd5 Nxc4 8. dxc4 c6 9. Nxf6+ gxf6 10. Be3 {A remarkable position: each side has a doubled pawn already, and White, by his last move, declares his willingness to accept another doubling. He judege, apparently, that the open d-file and the f-file will afford him full compensation.} 10... Qb6 11. Qd2 Be6 (11... Qxb2 12. Bxc5 $3 dxc5 (12... Qxa1+ 13. Ke2 Qxh1 14. Qxd6 $18) 13. O-O {dangerous attacking chances}) 12. O-O-O O-O-O (12... Bxc4 13. Bxc5 dxc5 14. Qh6 Ke7 15. Nxe5 $1 fxe5 16. Qd6+ Ke8 17. Qxe5+ $18) 13. b3 Rhg8 14. Rhg1 a5 15. Bxc5 Qxc5 16. Qe3 Qxe3+ 17. fxe3 {White has hi s wish: he has two doubled pawns against Black's one, but Black also has a backward d-pawn, and an isolated h-pawn This position compresses the ideas of "weak" pawns} 17... Rg4 $1 {Forcing White into defensive play, for the Knight move he now has to make deprives him of all play in the d-file} 18. Nd2 Rdg8 19. g3 Kd7 $1 20. Kb2 Ke7 { Here the King is ideally placed for guarding both the d-pawn and f-pawn} 21. Kc3 h5 22. Rgf1 h4 23. gxh4 Rxh4 24. Rf2 Rgh8 25. Rh1 (25. Rff1 R8h6 { White must still play his Rh1 to hold the h-pawn}) 25... R8h6 26. Kd3 d5 $1 { In chess everything is relative. Black now forces the win with the only move which permits White to rid himself of both his doubledpawns!} 27. cxd5 cxd5 28. c4 (28. exd5 Bxd5 29. e4 Rh3+ 30. Ke2 Bc6 $17) 28... dxc4+ 29. Nxc4 Rh8 $1 30. Nxa5 (30. Nd2 Rc8 $3 31. Rhf1 Rhh8 {irresistible attack}) 30... Rd8+ 31. Kc3 Rxe4 32. h4 Rxe3+ 33. Kb2 f5 0-1
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Players
WhiteKorchnoi
BlackBronstein
Game
Moves33
OpeningC50 — Giuoco Pianissimo: 4.d3 Nf6
Result0-1
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TournamentUSSR
Location?
Round0