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  1. 06 Dec '06 14:58
    I see that TWIC is reporting the death of GM David Bronstein. This is indeed sad news. He was a great player. His games were a joy to play over.

    http://www.chesscenter.com/twic/twic.html#news557
  2. 06 Dec '06 15:01
    I was going over one of his positions last night. This comes as a shock; I had no idea. He will be sorely missed by the Chess world.
  3. 06 Dec '06 15:10
    An amazing player. Zurich 1953 is a great book which written by him (though some dispute this). This is sad news
  4. 06 Dec '06 15:15
    I never liked his games much, but he seemed like a very pleasant man.
  5. 06 Dec '06 17:30
    defeated by Cardozo at the last round on Portoroz 1958 was probably the worst moment on his career ...
    according to Tal he payed too much atention on the openings but he deserved ( the other one was Keres ) to be crowned World Champion .
  6. 06 Dec '06 17:30
    RIP
  7. 06 Dec '06 19:37
    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=946 , the sad history of the Botvinnik-Bronstein match
  8. 06 Dec '06 20:52 / 1 edit
    There isnt a report on chessbase in english yet...although its mentioned on the German site. www.chessbase.de

    Here is it with the google translation to english link.

    http://translate.google.com/translate?u=www.chessbase.de&langpair=de%7Cen&hl=en&safe=off&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools
  9. 07 Dec '06 01:07
    Too bad. Bronstein was one of the few great players that I feel like was a nice guy. I wish he was not the victom of Spassky's From Russia With Love game.
  10. 07 Dec '06 01:15
    I thought he died years ago. Now I'm glad he lived so long.
  11. 07 Dec '06 01:20
    Originally posted by zintieriv
    defeated by Cardozo at the last round on Portoroz 1958 was probably the worst moment on his career ...
    according to Tal he payed too much atention on the openings but he deserved ( the other one was Keres ) to be crowned World Champion .
    I feel like Rubinstein also should have or could have been the Champion as well. I read that Bronstein would at times sit and not play his first move for something like fourtyfive mins. I have no idea why he would do this. I have never heard that he was in time trouble a lot of the time. I guess he played a fast game.
  12. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    07 Dec '06 01:31
    RIP
  13. 07 Dec '06 17:41
    Originally posted by Varenka
    I see that TWIC is reporting the death of GM David Bronstein. This is indeed sad news. He was a great player. His games were a joy to play over.

    http://www.chesscenter.com/twic/twic.html#news557
    This is sad news indeed. I had the privilege of playing him OTB in a tournament in England about 12 years ago. I managed to force a draw through playing a rather boring 'safety-first' game with white against him (contrary to my normal style!). Even though he wasn't quite the player he had been, talking to him after the game I became clear that David Bronstein had forgotten more about the game of chess than most of us will ever know. One of the true geniuses of the game, who almost certainly would have become World Champion but for the Soviet system.
  14. 07 Dec '06 21:10
    GM David Bronstein was a superb and creative player. Ironically, just last week I bought what I believe was the last book that he wrote: "Bronstein on the King's Indian."
  15. 10 Dec '06 19:00
    I posted some links to some rememberances of Bronstein, here:

    http://streathambrixtonchess.blogspot.com/2006/12/david-bronstein-19242006.html

    If you know of any more that are as worth reading as those, then do let me know.

    I thought GM Nigel Davies's was particularly interesting (bottom of the page.)