David Bronstein’s bolt from the blue vs Efim Geller | 1961

This is a game from the USSR Chess Championship 1961, tournament A. David Bronstein has white against the dynamic Efim Geller, who chose a Nimzo-Indian Defense. Bronstein opted for the Saemisch variation out of the opening and finished the game with a highly aesthetic move in this chess miniature, one that undoubtedly caught Geller by surprise.

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.a3 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 O-O 6.f3 d5
7.cxd5 exd5 8.e3 Bf5 9.Ne2 Nbd7 10.Nf4 c5 11.Bd3 Bxd3 12.Qxd3
Re8 13.O-O Rc8 14.Rb1 Qa5 15.Rxb7 Nb6 16.g4 h6 17.h4 cxd4
18.g5 dxe3 19.gxf6 Rxc3 20.Qg6

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Software: Blitzin

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