Takchess Chess Improvement

A Novice chessplayer works to get better at chess using an improvement program based upon the methods of Michael de la Maza and the teachings of Dan Heisman

Thursday, December 07, 2006

David Bronstein, 1924–2006

One of the best and a man of principle



  • At 3:53 PM, Blogger Pale Morning Dun - Errant Knight de la Maza said…

    For players like you and me, swashbucklers of the six-four, Bronstein was THE MAN. He was a major force in the KG. He was the main proponents of the Bishop's gambit. Sad to see him go.

    There is an awesome video excerpt of Yasser Seirawan telling a Bronstein story that you should check out. Although I'm sure you saw it already.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. Indeed, the ultimate blunder was tactical but for some reason I managed to slowy piss away an advantage up until that point. It's that kind of play that really bothers me, partly because I think it is more difficult to fix.

  • At 7:23 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    Bronstein is my favorite modern player for a number of reasons. He was a man of character who in reading his books you felt his deep love of the game. An individual who thought for himself not blindly accepting the latest prevailing chess trends of the moment. His play was filled with Imagination(Fantasy) and played often played for wins instead of draws. He was one of the more versatile player playing a wide range of offenses and defenses. I also thing he saw himself in a larger role than a good chess player. I think he was proud of adding to chess theory and as an entertainer. To me he was a great individual.


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