The Immortal Losing Game refers to a renowned chess match that took place in Gotha in 1957. It featured David Bronstein, a prominent Soviet grandmaster, and Bogdan Śliwa, an International Master from Poland. This game’s name draws inspiration from the well-known Immortal Game played by Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky. In the Immortal Losing Game, Bronstein found himself in a hopelessly disadvantaged position. However, he skillfully set a series of clever traps, aiming to deceive his opponent and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Despite Bronstein’s efforts, Śliwa navigated through the traps with great skill and ultimately emerged victorious.
“If you have made a mistake or committed an inacuracy there is no need to become annoyed and to think that everything is lost. You have to reorientate yourself quickly and find a new plan in the new situation.”David Bronstein