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Default David Bronstein 1951 Match and From Russia With Love

On Monday, January 14, 2013 9:42:28 AM UTC-5, samsloan wrote:
David Bronstein 1951 Match and From Russia With Love

There is a connection between the 1957 book "From Russia With Love"

and the book "The World Chess Championship 1951".

This is because in the opening scene in the book and the movie "From

Russia With Love" the protagonist villain Kronsteen is playing a chess

match for the chess championship when he is summoned by his KGB

Handler and ordered to lose the match.

Kronsteen disobeys the order, wins the match and, as punishment for

disobeying the order, is sent off on a mission to kill James Bond.

Many do not realize that this is based on an incident that actually

occurred in real life.

B/H. Wood, in the English magazine CHESS. published such a quotation, putting up a question to his readership as to the technical faults which the author committed in his description. I do not recall seeing the issue in which Mr. Wood's points are revealed.
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