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On the 19th of February 1994 David Bronstein celebrated his 70th birthday with his dear friends in Iceland. A milestone By most standards, yes By his standards, no He will have an 80th birthday and then a 90th. In fact he will live for ever He will live on through thousands and thousands of beautiful chess games. In the centuries to come his name will be pronounced with all the respect it deserves, just as we today respectfully mention players like Philidor, Morphy, Anderssen, Lasker,...

The Sorcerers Apprentice

When I was about 6 or 7 years old I often went for long walks by myself through the forest, and when I grew tired I would lie on my back watching the trees and listening to the wind. It was then that I wondered if the wind was caused by the swaying tree tops or if the wind made the tree tops sway. This thought came back to me when I read somewhere of what Petrosian had said about David 'The younger generation of players think that modern chess began with such things as the Informator but...

Bronstein D Deep Thought II

Played by modem between HP Laboratories, Palo Alto (Bronstein) and IBM Headquarters (Deep Thought II), 1992,15 minutes each B20 Sicilian Defence 1 e4 c5 2 b4 cxb4 3 a3 d5 4 exd5 xd5 5 > f3 e5 6 axb4 Axb4 7 2a3 xa3 8 > xa3 g4 9 > b5 10 i.a3 0-0-0 11 c4 e4+ 12 Ae2 xf3 13 gxf3 g6 14 > xa7+ < b8 15 )b5 > h6 16 c5 c717 d6 Vg2 18 2fl e8 19 > xb7 2d7 20 c6 2xb7 21 cxb7 6 22 b3 Wc6 23 & c4 xb7 24 d3 e4 25 fxe4 f5 26 f3 < c7 27 < & e2 Cc6 28 2bl + & c8 29 e5 2d8 30 J.d6 g6 31...

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Copyright 1995 David Bronstein and Tom F rstenberg Cadogan Books pic, 27-29 Berwick St, Distributed in North America by The Globe Pequot Press, 6 Business Park Rd, P.O. Box 833, Old Saybrook, Connecticut 06475-0833, USA All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, electrostatic, magnetic tape, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission in writing from the...