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.
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.